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Teachers in Hamilton High Schools will engage students on root causes of income disparity

Teachers in Hamilton High Schools will engage students on root causes of income disparity

Together with the City of Hamilton Public Health Services and both Boards of Education we launched a new high school school resource (pilot project) “Learning about Income Disparity in Hamilton, Ontario”.  In civics and religion classes, teachers in Hamilton’s high schools will be discussing the root causes of income inequality and poverty and helping students to think about solutions – it’s the first time this approach has been tried in Canada.  It’s a great teaching manual and teachers utilizing this resource came together for an orientation session on Friday September 13th with Trish Hennessy, Director of the Canada Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario office.   Thanks to Jo Ann Salci from Public Health for her amazing coordination of this project!