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Employment Opportunity

Category: Community Development

We are hiring!

Click the link below for details to a job opportunity with the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative and the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction. Applications are due by April 13, 2015.

Link:    McMaster-HRPR Combined Poverty Reduction Position

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20,000 Homes campaign comes to Hamilton

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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

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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

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

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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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