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: http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/4834291-the-spectator-s-view-wynne-s-poverty-strategy-is-a-mixed-bag/
Read the local coverage:
Hamilton Community News:
What do your local candidates have to say about poverty?
Watch the Cable 14 debates —
New Infographs – Poverty Priorities for Election, 2014
Social Assistance Reform
The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is excited to announce the launch of the Speak Now Hamilton speakers bureau. For more details, check out this news clip produced by Mohawk College journalism students http://tinyurl.com/l9p5ckw
If you are interested in hearing one of our Speakers tell their stories, contact
Celeste Licorish at 905-667-3595.
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