Child Poverty Action Plan
In 2000, the Renfrew County Child Poverty (CPAN) Report Card was released and a number of agencies hosted several community meetings to inform the public on the status of child poverty in Renfrew County. At the same time, these agencies became more aware of the depth of child poverty in their own communities and felt that it needed to be dealt with at more than a case by case level.
As a result, Renfrew County CPAN was born with the mandate to eliminate the effects of child poverty and to do so in a manner that was empowering and inclusive. We purposely wanted to focus on the word ACTION so that we did not have a group that only talked about child poverty, but rather would have activities and actions that did something about it.