Niagara Region’s public health and community services committee members hope to ensure the municipality’s poverty-reduction recommendations do not end up collecting dust.

The recommendations — they include increased provincial investments in homelessness prevention and supportive housing, and additional support for seniors as well as families through programs such as child care subsidies — were approved Tuesday in response to a consultation request from the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services as part of the development of a poverty reduction strategy.

But in light of recent Queen’s Park funding cuts, committee members wanted to ensure the recommendations will be seriously considered.