Wow – what an impression everyone left…hundreds of impressions in fact. The wall of fingerprints was an integral part of The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction’s Youth Art Exhibit titled, REimagine, REthink, REengage, at the recent 2013 Supercrawl event. More than one thousand people walked through the Exhibit, viewing what some of our younger artists had to say about healthy neighbourhoods and the possibility for change on a larger scale. And hundreds of you rose to the challenge of what type of change you would support in Hamilton, by leaving your fingerprint near one of the themes chosen by the artists. A big, warm thank you to everyone who participated in our first art exhibit; we could not have had such a successful event without you!! View some of the art installations below.
Together with the City of Hamilton Public Health Services and both Boards of Education we launched a new high school school resource (pilot project) “Learning about Income Disparity in Hamilton, Ontario”. In civics and religion classes, teachers in Hamilton’s high schools will be discussing the root causes of income inequality and poverty and helping students to think about solutions – it’s the first time this approach has been tried in Canada. It’s a great teaching manual and teachers utilizing this resource came together for an orientation session on Friday September 13th with Trish Hennessy, Director of the Canada Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario office. Thanks to Jo Ann Salci from Public Health for her amazing coordination of this project!
MEDIA RELEASE: from YWCA Hamilton, Social Planning and Research Council, Good Shepherd Centres, Street Youth Planning Collaborative & Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction: media release July 23, 2013
Category: Shifting Attitudes
Job Title: Project Coordinator
Terms: Part-time: 20-22 hours/week (1 year contract)
Reports To: Director, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction requires a project coordinator to help establish a Speaker’s Bureau of persons with the lived experience of poverty and social exclusion. The mandate of the Bureau will be to present in front of various audiences to tackle negative stereotypes and promote educated dialogue about the implications, costs and human and health impact poverty has in our community. The coordinator will help facilitate engagement, recruitment, training of 6-8 individuals to comprise the Speaker’s Bureau.
The ideal candidate is a person with lived experience of poverty and/or social exclusion and has community development experience and an thorough knowledge of Hamilton; is able to understand challenging projects and complex planning; is familiar and has experience with literature review and critical appraisal methods; is an effective communicator with strong writing skills and believes that citizen engagement is critical for effective community change.
For a full job description please go to Project coordinator – Speaker’s Bureau (2)
Please mail or email resumes by August 9, 2013 to:
Director, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
120 King Street West, Suite 700
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4V2