About Laura Cattari


Laura Cattari has been a Hamiltonian by choice for the last 17 years.

Her community engagement began with support of the theatre arts community both onstage and off. She’s served on the Staircase Theatre Education Program board as Treasurer and the program’s Community Outreach Co-Ordinator.

Laura is currently an active member of her congregation, Temple Anshe Sholom, serving on the board and various committees, as well as, heading it’s Social Action Committee. She also sits on the Canadian Social Action Committee for Reform Judaism as a congregational representative.

In March 2011 Ms. Cattari accepted a seat on the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction and is currently a member of it’s Steering Committee, as well as, involved in both the Shifting Attitudes and Social Assistance Reform working groups.

She is a firm believer in the power of honest and respectful dialogue to effect change.

Advocacy Hamilton, Inequity, Poverty, Social Assistance:
Serious Thinking & Real Reform

Ontario has a poverty problem. Hamilton is an intensified example of this. 18% percent of the population lives in poverty, almost 50% of them children. That is 1 In 7 children. 6.8% unemployment rate again [...]