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Monthly Archives: November 2012

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

Casinos and Low Income Households

Casino – HRPR Research Review Sept 2012 by local researcher Sarah Wayland on the impact of Casinos on low income households

Moving the Yardsticks on Poverty Reduction

TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin chimes in on their blog on the work of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Students at Rousseau School in Ancaster pay it forward – ask leaders for action on poverty reduction

Ms Fawcett’s 5/6 class at Ancaster’s Rousseau school have developed an awesome video reminding us why action on poverty is needed.  Thanks to these amazing students and their teacher for helping us to engage the community in such an inspiring way!

Strive for a National Poverty Strategy starts in Hamilton

On November 9th, the new all-party, federal anti-poverty caucus made its first trip outside of Ottawa to Hamilton .  The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction was pleased to host co-chairs Chris Charlton, MP for Hamilton Mountain, Senator Art Eggleton and Senator Don Meredith for a wide-ranging community conversation about the need to address poverty Canada….

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