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Vibrant Communities Canada predicts great things from Hamilton

Category: Community DevelopmentNews

Read what Kirsti Battista had to say after attending the Hamilton Roundtable’s recent meeting held at the Perkins Centre, here:


Got your ID to vote?

Category: National Poverty PlanNews

Not sure what ID you need to vote? Curious about how new ID rules are going to affect you?

Check out one of the information booths across the City to find out and get information you need to be ready for October 19th!

Voter Information Clinics 2015


Community forum on Affordable Child Care Sept 15

Category: National Poverty PlanNews



We invite you to attend, see the flyer below for all the details. Sept 15 Childcare Event flyer


Vote to End Poverty Lawn Signs Now Available

Category: National Poverty PlanNews

Quantities are limited. Fill out the form here to order yours today!

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Election 2015 Vote to End Poverty

Category: National Poverty PlanNews

The election’s been called, and the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is gearing up to put poverty on the agenda this fall!

Check out the National Poverty Plan page here for updates on what’s changed for voters this time around, and stay tuned for more on the issues we’ll be bringing to candidates!

Poverty Roundtable joins Councillor Green to call for Pay Day Loan licensing in Hamilton

Category: Uncategorized

It’s time to take our community back from predatory lenders!  On Friday, July 10th Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green will present a motion to start the process to license pay day lending institutions and cheque cashing outlets in Hamilton.  Here’s our brief on the Pay Day Loan Industry:

Payday Lending Brief (1)

HRPR Payday Lending - Model

Community Conversation about Precarious Employment happening Thursday June 25 at 7 pm, Spectator Auditorium

Category: Living Wage

See details below about the upcoming forum on Precarious Employment and possible solutions for Hamilton.

Read more about this important issue here:


Precarity Penalty Screen

Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Campaign

Category: National Poverty PlanSocial PolicyUncategorized

As part of Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Campaign, the following Registry Week Homelessness Survey Results were presented on April 30 — take a look at what we learned:



You can also find the video that was created as part of Hamilton’s Campaign here:


Tackling Homelessness in Hamilton

Category: Uncategorized

Over the next three weeks, Hamilton will have the opportunity to tackle homelessness and tell the federal government that we need a National Housing Plan!

More than 230,000 Canadians are homeless – including 3,100 who stayed at a shelter here in Hamilton (and that doesn’t include violence against women shelters)

Next week, the City of Hamilton along with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness are partnering on an important project called 20,000 Homes.  The aim of the project is to help put a name and face to those who experience homelessness in our community and advocate for new housing investments and supports.  200 community members have volunteered to help survey homeless individuals who are often forgotten by decision makers – so that their stories can be told.

A Community Report-Back event will be held next Thursday, April 30th at City Hall Council Chambers – at 1:30 pm


20KHomesCommunityDebrief Flyer - April 2015

A few weeks later, on May 13th, Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination and community partners will be hosting a important community conversation with well known housing advocates, Michael Shapcott from Wellesley Institute and Hamilton’s Katherine Kalinowski, along with Speak Now Hamilton member Katrina Gervais.

We hope you can join us and help send the message that Everybody deserves a Home!

HOPE housing event flyer May 2015


HRPR’s Federal Budget for 2015

Category: National Poverty Plan

HRPR Federal Budget 2015

HRPR Federal Budget 2015