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.
As part of Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Campaign, the following Registry Week Homelessness Survey Results were presented on April 30 — take a look at what we learned: You can also find the video that was created as part of Hamilton’s Campaign here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwxDmNJhCdM
Please read our Pre-budget submission made to the Provincial Minister of Finance, here: HRPR Ontario Pre-Budget Submission 2015 final.
By paying living wage, school board sets a responsible example
One of the provisions of the 2013 Ontario Budget was a commitment by the provincial government to ensure that high school students who live in families on social assistance are able to keep their earnings from part time employment – without affecting the family’s benefits. This wasn’t always the case. Hamilton’s Rosemarie Chapman along with…
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…
Senator Hugh Segal, Armine Yalnizian and Andrew Coyne on TVO’s the Agenda discussing a guaranteed annual income