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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

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November 1st, 2017 by HRPR

Letter from Hamilton’s Mayor Regarding Bill 6

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.

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January 5th, 2017 by HRPR

A Growing Movement to end predatory payday loan profiteering


Predatory Lending Article by Tom Cooper

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November 3rd, 2016 by HRPR

Identification Clinics in July

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


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June 27th, 2016 by HRPR

Contract Position

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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April 25th, 2016 by HRPR

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

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



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March 14th, 2016 by HRPR

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:


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February 8th, 2016 by HRPR

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

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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January 27th, 2016 by HRPR

Poverty Roundtable joins Councillor Green to call for Pay Day Loan licensing in Hamilton

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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July 9th, 2015 by HRPR

Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Campaign

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:


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May 1st, 2015 by HRPR