The Star reports:
A 2009 decision to boost the Ontario Child Benefit to cushion struggling families during the recession helped pull 19,000 children out of poverty, advocates say in a new report on the province’s anti-poverty efforts.
Sometimes when people say, “You had to be there,” they’re not kidding.
Skipping, egg-and-spoon races, hula hoops and hopscotch at King and Bay, Toronto’s flinty financial heart!
Not only should you have been there, the Toronto Community Foundation wouldn’t have minded if you’d joined in — c’mon, put down that briefcase and pick up a spoon — with the flash-mob giving downtown a brief taste of Playing for Keeps.