We provide leadership in community planning and are actively involved with a number of community planning tables, networks, and committees.
Poverty Roundtable HPE
The Community Development Council of Quinte is the lead agency for the Poverty Roundtable (PRT) HPE “Creating Community” Project. This is a three year project funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to change the way our communities think about and respond to poverty, We have been involved in providing leadership on the Steering Committee of the PRT since it was formed in 2013. Below you will find three reports from the PRT
MOVING FORWARD is the outcome of Community Conversations on Poverty in Hastings and Prince Edward counties, in which more than 500 community members came together to talk about poverty – their experience of it, what is working, what isn’t and how to end it. This is the SECOND report in a series of reports informed by the Community Conversations. This community action plan belongs to all of our communities. It is an open invitation for individuals, groups, organizations and all levels of government to get involved.
As of January 1, 2018 municipalities in Ontario can restrict the number of payday loan shops that can operate in a given area, as well as restrict the areas where payday lending shops operate. What about payday lending in Belleville? How can we move towards fair banking?
LEANING IN, a community report on poverty, is the result of an assessment of conversations held across Hastings Prince Edward counties. The report identifies the issues, the causes, and solutions to poverty from over 400 conversations with people in our communities who know poverty from experience. The report identifies poverty as systemic and isolating, and as a factor greatly contributing to poorer health outcomes and increased stress and trauma. It speaks to the need for urgency, to the need for a rights approach, and for our community to take notice and to respond.