The province has released its new Poverty Reduction Strategy, which aims to reduce the number of residents who experience poverty for two years or more by 50 per cent by the end of 2025.
Social Services Minister Donna Harpauer the plan will require federal assistance.
“Let’s see where the federal government is going to come through, what is their plan to maximize the dollars that we do invest.”
Early plans for the program include a redesign of provincial income assistance and working with community agencies to expand housing for those in need.
Harpauer says Saskatchewan has the second lowest poverty rate in Canada at 10.6 percent.