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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

ID clinic 2016-06-27


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

HRPR - 3 month contract image


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



Community Payday Loan Forum on Feb 22 at 7 pm

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Payday loan store sign

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

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:

Payday Lending Brief (1)

HRPR Payday Lending - Model

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:



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


Tackling Homelessness in Hamilton

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Over the next three weeks, Hamilton will have the opportunity to tackle homelessness and tell the federal government that we need a National Housing Plan!

More than 230,000 Canadians are homeless – including 3,100 who stayed at a shelter here in Hamilton (and that doesn’t include violence against women shelters)

Next week, the City of Hamilton along with the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness are partnering on an important project called 20,000 Homes.  The aim of the project is to help put a name and face to those who experience homelessness in our community and advocate for new housing investments and supports.  200 community members have volunteered to help survey homeless individuals who are often forgotten by decision makers – so that their stories can be told.

A Community Report-Back event will be held next Thursday, April 30th at City Hall Council Chambers – at 1:30 pm


20KHomesCommunityDebrief Flyer - April 2015

A few weeks later, on May 13th, Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination and community partners will be hosting a important community conversation with well known housing advocates, Michael Shapcott from Wellesley Institute and Hamilton’s Katherine Kalinowski, along with Speak Now Hamilton member Katrina Gervais.

We hope you can join us and help send the message that Everybody deserves a Home!

HOPE housing event flyer May 2015


New teaching resource on Income Disparity in Hamilton

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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


Community Dialogue on Ontario Poverty Strategy

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Join us on November 27th, 2014 for OPRS Ministers Meeting.

with special guests:
Deputy Premier Deb Matthews (chair of the Ontario Poverty Strategy) and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Ted McMeekin

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Albion Rooms
2nd floor, Hamilton Convention Centre
1 Summer Lane, Hamilton