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Social Policy

Social Assistance Rates 2019
Social Assistance Rates 2019
Hamilton’s 20,000 Homes Campaign

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  

An Anti-Poverty Budget for Ontario

Please read our Pre-budget submission made to the Provincial Minister of Finance, here:  HRPR Ontario Pre-Budget Submission 2015 final.

Poverty Reduction Policy White Paper


The best way to fight child poverty

  By paying living wage, school board sets a responsible example  

Rosemarie’s Legacy: students of families on social assistance can now save for education

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…

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Roundtable members join TVO’s Why Poverty discussion. Discuss proposals to fix social assistance

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…

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The Politics of Poverty on TVO’s the Agenda

Senator Hugh Segal, Armine Yalnizian and Andrew Coyne on TVO’s the Agenda discussing a guaranteed annual income

Strive for a National Poverty Strategy starts in Hamilton

On November 9th, the new all-party, federal anti-poverty caucus made its first trip outside of Ottawa to Hamilton .  The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction was pleased to host co-chairs Chris Charlton, MP for Hamilton Mountain, Senator Art Eggleton and Senator Don Meredith for a wide-ranging community conversation about the need to address poverty Canada….

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