Kelly brought us up to date with the United Ways work in Elgin and Middlesex.  UW is coordinating the work on the Mayor report on poverty in London and region.  London ranks 3rd in Canada for the number of children living in poverty - approximately 70,000 individuals live in poverty in our region.  UW is the coordinator for discussion/action groups working to reduce key components leading to poverty.  There are groups working on transportation, mental health, addiction, job readiness and other critical issues.