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Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy – the next 5 years

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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:


Let’s put Poverty on the agenda – June 12th


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Read the local coverage:

CBC Hamilton:

Hamilton Spectator:

Hamilton Community News:



What do your local candidates have to say about poverty?

Watch the Cable 14 debates —


Let’s Put Poverty on the Agenda!


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New Infographs – Poverty Priorities for Election, 2014

Social Assistance Reform

Liveable Wages

Live Stream – Fair Elections Forum

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Fair Elections Act Community Event

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Speakers Bureau Launched April 1

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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

If you are interested in hearing one of our Speakers tell their stories, contact
Celeste Licorish at 905-667-3595.

Provincial Pre-budget Presentation

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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


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