As the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, too many of our community's most vulnerable are being left at risk.

We believe in a future where every Londoner is equal.

Inequality affects our community in many ways and has human, economic, and social costs. Londoners in every area of the city are left out every day because of their experience with poverty, income disparity, and low income challenges.

More than 70,000 Londoners are living in poverty.

That means more than 18% of Londoners can’t participate in everything London has to offer, which is nearly 5 percentage points higher than the national average.*

One in four children in London are living in poverty.

24.9% of children in London are living in poverty, an increase of 5.3 percentage points since 2005. When it comes to children living in poverty, London is 6.5 percentage points higher than the Ontario average and 7.9 percentage points higher than the Canadian average.*

Indigenous communities are experiencing poverty at an alarming volume.

32% of Indigenous Peoples in London and 38.2% of Indigenous children and youth, ages 0-17, are living in poverty.*

* Statistics Canada, 2016 (LIM-AT)

We believe in a community where everyone thrives and feels equally valued. Where age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status don't determine our fate. Where health, education, employment, housing, safety, and social mobility are not a function of our status or identity.

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