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Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

New Ontario Poverty Strategy – Is it enough?

The Ontario Government has released the second Ontario Poverty Strategy In its latest strategy, the Province has committed to eliminate homelessness and reduce child poverty by 25% as well as to increase social assistance rates for single people on Ontario Works by $100 over 4 years.  While a good commitment, people on social assistance continue…

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The future of the Basic Income movement
The future of the Basic Income movement

Watch Basic Income leaders, Sheila Regehr, Scott Santens and Evelyn Forget discuss the Congress and the future of the Basic Income movement Cable 14 – Basic Income interview.

2018 North American Basic Income Congress comes to Hamilton
2018 North American Basic Income Congress comes to Hamilton

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…

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Fix the rates, first! Roundtable’s response to provincial income security report…
Fix the rates, first! Roundtable’s response to provincial income security report…

The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction has submitted recommendations to the provincial government regarding the Income Security Working Group’s Roadmap for Reform… You can read our submission: Hamilton-Roundtable-for-Poverty-Reduction-Roadmap-Submission-final.pdf

Basic Income Comes to Hamilton
Basic Income Comes to Hamilton

  Province’s basic income pilot good news for more than one thousand Hamilton residents, but action on social assistance adequacy, $15 minimum wage needed too! The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction welcomes the Ontario Government’s decision to select Hamilton as one of three municipalities for the provincial basic income pilot announced today. The pilot will…

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Speakers Bureau
Speakers Bureau

The purpose of the Speakers’ Bureau is to empower individuals by giving voice to their lived experience with poverty and social exclusion.  The concept’s origins stem from the Shifting Attitudes work group of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction; founded to combat pervasive negative stereotypes and promote educated dialogue around the community implications and costs…

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Letter from Hamilton’s Mayor Regarding Bill 6
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.

A Growing Movement to end predatory payday loan profiteering

Predatory Lending Article by Tom Cooper

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  

PayDay Loan Cost of Borrowing Review
PayDay Loan Cost of Borrowing Review

You are invited to read the submission made to the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services on behalf of the Poverty Roundtable, the Hamilton Community Legal Clinic and the Social Planning & Research Council. The letter makes three recommendations and changes to the Pay Day Loan Act: HRPR submission to Minister Gov and Consumer Affairs – May…

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