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2018 North American Basic Income Congress comes to Hamilton

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The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction is thrilled to partner with the Basic Income Canada Network and the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network along with McMaster University to host the 2018 North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress.  This gathering will bring together hundreds of academics, advocates and government representatives to discuss the future of income security.  We’ll provide more details in the space in the weeks ahead.

Media Release – 2018 NABIG


Letter from Hamilton’s Mayor Regarding Bill 6

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Read Mayor Fred Eisenberger’s letter from the City of Hamilton to the Ministry of Community and Social Services Amendment Act (Social Assistance Research Commission) regarding Bill 6 here.


A Growing Movement to end predatory payday loan profiteering

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Predatory Lending Article by Tom Cooper


Identification Clinics in July

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Are you in need of obtaining a birth certificate?  If you are currently in receipt of Ontario Works you can register to attend an ID clinic.  Please read the attached flyer for more details including the dates and locations in July for each Clinic.  Click here: ID Clinic Flyer

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Contract Position

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Please see the attached for all the details of this 3-month contract position.

Contract position – 3 month contract June-Aug 2016

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UN Committee concerned at inadequate social assistance, lack of affordable housing, growing hunger in Canada

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Read the Media Advisory here: U.N. media CESCR

 

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Community Payday Loan Forum on Feb 22 at 7 pm

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Plan to attend….all the details can be found in the flyer…read more here:

 


Report to UN on the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living

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A copy of the final report can be read here:

UNCESCR report 2016 – The Right to An Adequate Standard of Living in Hamilton – 27Jan16
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Poverty Roundtable joins Councillor Green to call for Pay Day Loan licensing in Hamilton

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It’s time to take our community back from predatory lenders!  On Friday, July 10th Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green will present a motion to start the process to license pay day lending institutions and cheque cashing outlets in Hamilton.  Here’s our brief on the Pay Day Loan Industry:

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Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Campaign

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As part of Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Campaign, the following Registry Week Homelessness Survey Results were presented on April 30 — take a look at what we learned:

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You can also find the video that was created as part of Hamilton’s Campaign here:    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwxDmNJhCdM