People representing businesses, health care, indigenous groups and neighbours piled into Mark Street United Church on Wednesday (June 28) to share their ideas on how to reduce poverty.

The town hall, held by MP Maryam Monsef, is part of a series of meetings meant to influence federal policy on helping Canada’s low-income earners

“Poverty is a real issue here in this community,” she said, noting the meeting is meant to collaborate practices and projects that are helping to battle poverty.