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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

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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!

20,000 Homes campaign comes to Hamilton

Category: News

The City of Hamilton is participating in a Housing First campaign called 20,000 Homes.

To learn more, or if you are are interested in being involved or volunteering please click on this link:


New teaching resource on Income Disparity in Hamilton

Category: NewsShifting AttitudesUncategorized



Hamilton Public Health Services along with Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board and the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction are very pleased to make available: “Learning About Income Disparity in Hamilton, Ontario” for use in Hamilton classrooms. This project would not have been possible without all of the project partners involved n the creation of this unique teaching tool.

We hope this resource will raise awareness amongst Hamilton students so that over time, a shift in attitudes about poverty and income disparity will have a positive effect on all of Hamilton’s citizens.

Learning about Income Disparity in Hamilton HS Resource Final Version January 23 2015 430pm


Laura Cattari on TVO

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See Roundtable member Laura Cattari on TVO’s The Agenda, “Poverty Reduction Reboot” episode.


A Dialogue with the Mayoral Candidates

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Putting important issues on the table
We are very pleased that our first official partnership with Hamilton Community Legal Clinic was hosting a dialogue with the candidates running for mayor in the upcoming municipal election.  This event was on September 22nd at the Central Library.  It was an outstanding opportunity to engage the candidates on a number of issues – including housing, living wage, social assistance and building an inclusive Hamilton. Over 100 people filled the room and participated in roundtable Q&A — the volume and interest were both high and by all accounts it was a successful night of conversations with the mayoral candidates.

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Mayoral Canadidates Sept 2014





Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy – the next 5 years

Category: News

Release of a new 5-year Provincial Poverty Plan

Last month the Provincial Government released its new 5 year poverty plan.  The plan was delayed by the recent election, but we look forward to working with the Government to move many of the initiatives identified forward.  We’ll also need to continue to highlight and vigorously encourage focus on some areas that weren’t as pronounced in the plan – particularly around social assistance reform.  Howard recently penned an editorial on behalf of the Spectator’s editorial board which I think offers a good analysis of some of the plan’s hits and misses: