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Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Basic Income is changing lives in Hamilton
Basic Income is changing lives in Hamilton

Jodi is one of more than 1,000 local basic income pilot participants in Hamilton. Read how her life is changing.

Out-of-control Rent Increases
Out-of-control Rent Increases

          Read SPRC’s latest report, Out of Control: Ontario’s acute ental housing crisis – Lessons from Hamilton and Quebec City examines differences between Hamilton and Quebec City’s rental markets and finds that Quebec has both stronger tenant protection policies and greater supply of new rental housing, both of which help to create…

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Basic Income on PBS
Basic Income on PBS

A Basic Income is making a difference in one Ontario city… from PBS Newshour.  Hamilton’s Living Proof speaker,  Alana Baltzer is one of a number of people participating in the Ontario Basic Income pilot project who have been having a positive experience.    

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.