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Joint Letter to Premier Wynne

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Poverty Reduction Policy White Paper

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Policy White Paper on Poverty Reduction Strategy Nov 2013

 


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Raise the Wage

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Have your say on Minimum Wage in Ontario. Join us for a community dialogue on liveable wages: 6:30 pm. Tuesday, December 3rd 2013 – Hamilton Room, Central Library – 55 York Blvd., Hamilton On.

minimum wage forum Dec 3

 


Join HRPR Speakers Bureau

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Speakers Bureau looking for Applicants

The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is currently looking for people to share stories as part of a new Speakers Bureau. The purpose is to use personal stories and experiences of poverty and social exclusion to tackle negative stereotypes and promote educated dialogue about the implications of the costs, health and human impact poverty has in our community. We are looking for people who have firsthand experience, knowledge and understanding of poverty and social exclusion and are willing to share their personal stories and insight with audiences throughout Hamilton.

Speakers will be provided with instruction in public speaking, media engagement and diversity training. Once training is complete, participants will be given opportunities to speak at public forums, panels and other functions to share their perspectives and knowledge. In addition, speakers will have the opportunity to increase their ability to advocate and become more knowledgeable about local issues surrounding poverty and social exclusion.

Honorariums will be provided to speakers as well as a training stipend.

For additional information please contact:
Celeste Licorish, Speakers Bureau Co-ordinator
905 523 5600 ext. 263
c.licorish@hcf.on.ca.

Download application forms here:Speakers Bureau – Application form online version
Completed applications can be submitted by e-mail, fax, mail or in person.

E-mail: speakersbureau@hcf.on.ca

Fax: 905 523 0741

Mail/ In Person:
Speakers Bureau
Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction
120 King Street West, Suite 700
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4V2

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 1, 2013


Youth art exhibit leaves an impression

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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.

 


Teachers in Hamilton High Schools will engage students on root causes of income disparity

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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!


 


Come visit our art exhibit at Super Crawl.

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Media Release: Hamilton groups demand focus on Affordable Housing when Premiers meet this week

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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

 

 


Employment Opportunity

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

Summary:

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

hrpr@hcf.on.ca