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Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

COVID-19 and Income Security
COVID-19 and Income Security

Over the last year, the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction has been working with the Departments of Labour Studies and Political Science at McMaster University to explore the impact of Canada’s income security programs during the pandemic.  The research that has emerged tells of an unsurprising, but unmistakeable gap in wellbeing, housing and food security…

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Frozen in Time! Ontario’s Social Assistance Rates
Frozen in Time! Ontario’s Social Assistance Rates

On Monday,  April 13th, community activists, academics and social assistance recipients gathered virtually to discuss how to put income security advocacy back on the policy agenda. You can view the recording here.

A local Basic Income Network
A local Basic Income Network

At Basic Income Hamilton, we are raising awareness, educating and engaging Hamiltonians about the concept of basic income. Building support for and commitment to the implementation of a national basic income program for Canadians. Want to know more about what is going on locally around Basic Income.  Learn more and see how you can be…

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Beyond Basic Needs: The Financial Cost of Disability
Beyond Basic Needs: The Financial Cost of Disability

At a Federal pre-budget consultation on January 29th, 2021, the Roundtable presented a new policy brief called, “Beyond Basic Needs: The Financial Cost of Disability”. The policy brief outlines critical considerations for the design of a new Canadian Disability Benefit . It is premised on the assumption we should be creating a disability supplement not…

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Helpful List of Financial Supports you may need due to Covid-19
Helpful List of Financial Supports you may need due to Covid-19

Here’s a list of current information which has been posted on the  City of Hamilton website: https://www.hamilton.ca/coronavirus/financial-support-individuals  

Basic Income as buttress against COVID-19
Basic Income as buttress against COVID-19
McMaster Releases Report on the Provincial Basic Income Pilot
McMaster Releases Report on the Provincial Basic Income Pilot

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How Basic Income Made a Difference: Event on April 1st
How Basic Income Made a Difference: Event on April 1st

To REGISTER FOR BASIC INCOME EVENT (Participants Appreciation Day) Click the Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-the-basic-income-pilot-made-a-difference-participant-appreciation-day-tickets-58804067549      

Basic Income was transforming lives, report from CHCH News
Basic Income was transforming lives, report from CHCH News

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Feb 25 Information Session
Feb 25 Information Session

Ontario is dramatically changing Social Assistance.  Are you in receipt of OW, ODSP, or Basic Income?  Are you thinking of applying for social assistance benefits?  Do you work with recipients of social assistance?  If so, you are invited to this important Information Session on Monday Feb 25 from 1:30-4:30 pm at the Central Library, Hamilton…

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