Poverty Round Table Releases Impact Report


The Sault Ste. Marie Poverty Round Table is pleased to announce the release of the “2020 Progress on Impact Report. “

The Poverty Round Table is a group of organizations and community stakeholders who are committed to collectively reducing the impact of poverty in the lives of low income people in Sault Ste. Marie. Since its inception in 2015, the Poverty Round Table has been primarily concerned with increasing communication and partnerships to achieve its Poverty Reduction Strategy comprised of four priority areas: Food Security, Crisis Diversion & Resolution, Housing and Workforce Entry.

The Progress on Impact Report was created to maintain the Poverty Round Table’s accountability to the community at large and encourage broader engagement in reducing poverty. The report provides, per priority area, contextual information, strategic goals, a baseline measure of indicators associated with each goal, opportunities to strengthen members’ collective impact and calls to action. The indicators presented provide a baseline picture of measurement that can be used to track the progress and impact the initiatives are making on reducing poverty over the upcoming years. The information found in the report has been collected for work completed in 2018 by the Poverty Round Table.

The report was developed by the Poverty Round Table Indicators Team, comprised of representatives from the Sault Ste. Marie Innovation Centre, Algoma Workforce Investment Corporation, NORDIK Institute (Algoma University), FutureSSM and United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District. The local team participated in the Tamarack Institute (Waterloo Ontario) “Getting to Impact” pilot, involving a number of communities across Canada.

The report is available on the following websites;

1.      United Way Sault Ste. Marie & Algoma District :


2.      FutureSSM: