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Yearly Archives: 2012

Provincial Government responds to community demands, earmarks $42 million to address cuts to homelessness prevention programs

Media coverage: Hamilton Spectator: “Hamilton getting $3 million for social service cuts” CBC Hamilton: “Province earmarks $42 million to offset cuts to anti-poverty programs” CHML News: “Provincial funding is a win for anti-poverty groups”   The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction’s statement: Thursday, December 27, 2012   With four days to go, Provincial Government announces…

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Time is running out for CSUMB in Ontario

  Counting Down to the End of the Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit in Ontario by Wellesley Institute THE CLOCK HAS STOPPED –  

Ontario Communities Unite – Issue Joint Statement

Communities from Windsor to Belleville met in Hamilton on December 14th to call on the Provincial Government to reverse cuts to Community Start Up benefits and discretionary health benefits.  Media Release – Ontario Communities Unite and Issue Joint Statement.

Ontario Communities Unite!

Join us in Hamilton on December 14th and let’s reverse the cuts to community start up benefits! The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination (HOPE) are asking communities and provincial organizations to meet, strategize and mobilize in response to the provincial government’s cuts to Community Start Up & Maintenance Benefits…

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The People’s Forum – Hamiltonians Helping Hamiltonians – Saturday, December 1st at McMaster University

  The People’s Forum is a Day of Workshops on topics such as Living Wage, Social Assistance and precarious employment.  We hope you can join us!  McMaster University – Room 106 — Burke Science Building, McMaster University Community Teach-In-McMaster University To register please click on the link below http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/peoplesforum  

Laura Cattari joins Steve Paikin on TVO’s the Agenda

In this inspirational episode of TVO’s the Agenda, with Steve Paikin, Roundtable member Laura Cattari joins others to discuss the challenges and busts the myths about living in poverty. Thank you Laura for your courage and inspiration! My Brother's Keeper on TVO's the Agenda with Steve Paikin

Roundtable members join TVO’s Why Poverty discussion. Discuss proposals to fix social assistance

TV Ontario’s ‘The Agenda’ has been engaging viewers across Ontario in conversation on what’s needed to reduce and eliminate poverty in Ontario.  This week, producer Allison Buchan-Terrell interviewed Roundtable members Sandy Leyland and Laura Cattari and social assistance work group member John Mills on their perspectives on the new report from the Commission on Social Assistance Review…

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Hamilton City Councillor urges united front against Provincial Government’s cuts to homelessness prevention programs

On Monday, November 19th Windsor City Council will be deliberating how to respond to recent cuts to the Community Start Up and Maintenance Benefit.  Hamilton City Councillor and Chair of the City Emergency and Community Committee Judi Partridge, representing Flamborough’s Ward 15 has sent an open letter to Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis and Windsor City…

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Roundtable members Pat Reid and Deirdre Pike: recipients of Queen’s Jubilee medal

Roundtable members Patricia Reid and Deirdre Pike have both been presented with Queen’s Jubilee medals for their outstanding community and volunteer work in Hamilton. Congratulations to both and thank you to all recipients for their incredible contributions!

The Politics of Poverty on TVO’s the Agenda

Senator Hugh Segal, Armine Yalnizian and Andrew Coyne on TVO’s the Agenda discussing a guaranteed annual income