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Fix the rates, first! Roundtable’s response to provincial income security report…

The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction has submitted recommendations to the provincial government regarding the Income Security Working Group’s Roadmap for Reform… You can read our submission: Hamilton-Roundtable-for-Poverty-Reduction-Roadmap-Submission-final.pdf

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January 4th, 2018 by HRPR

Pass Bill 6: Before it’s too late!!

It’s been fifteen months since Bill 6 (the Ministry of Community and Social Services Amendment Act –Social Assistance Research Commission– 2016) passed 2nd reading in the Ontario Legislature unanimously.  With only months to go before a provincial election, time is running out to send Bill 6 to committee and on to third reading to become […]

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December 11th, 2017 by HRPR

2018 North American Basic Income Congress comes to Hamilton

  The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is thrilled to partner with the Basic Income Canada Network and the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network along with McMaster University to host the 2018 North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress.  This gathering will bring together hundreds of academics, advocates and government representatives to discuss the future of […]

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November 1st, 2017 by HRPR

Basic Income Comes to Hamilton

Province’s basic income pilot good news for more than one thousand Hamilton residents, but action on social assistance adequacy, $15 minimum wage needed too! The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction welcomes the Ontario Government’s decision to select Hamilton as one of three municipalities for the provincial basic income pilot announced today. The pilot will run […]

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April 24th, 2017 by HRPR

Letter from Hamilton’s Mayor Regarding Bill 6

Read Mayor Fred Eisenberger’s letter from the City of Hamilton to the Ministry of Community and Social Services Amendment Act (Social Assistance Research Commission) regarding Bill 6 here.

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January 5th, 2017 by HRPR

A Growing Movement to end predatory payday loan profiteering

Predatory Lending Article by Tom Cooper

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November 3rd, 2016 by HRPR

Identification Clinics in July

Are you in need of obtaining a birth certificate?  If you are currently in receipt of Ontario Works you can register to attend an ID clinic.  Please read the attached flyer for more details including the dates and locations in July for each Clinic.  Click here: ID Clinic Flyer  

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June 27th, 2016 by HRPR

PayDay Loan Cost of Borrowing Review

You are invited to read the submission made to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services on behalf of the Poverty Roundtable, the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and the Social Planning & Research Council. The letter makes three recommendations and changes to the Pay Day Loan Act: HRPR submission to Minister Gov and Consumer Affairs – May […]

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May 26th, 2016 by HRPR

Contract Position

Please see the attached for all the details of this 3-month contract position. Contract position – 3 month contract June-Aug 2016  

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April 25th, 2016 by HRPR

UN Committee concerned at inadequate social assistance, lack of affordable housing, growing hunger in Canada

Read the Media Advisory here: U.N. media CESCR  

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March 14th, 2016 by HRPR