Laura is available to assist groups, businesses and individuals to form corporate social responsibility positioning statements, community liaison strategies and social justice programing.

Laura Cattari has extensive experience in consulting, public speaking and workshops, as well as, media engagement.  See the list bellow for a sampling of what she has been up to.


Panelist Appearances

  • June 21st 2012 Ontario Project for Inter-clinic Community Organizing Forum:  Organizing in an age of Austerity – Workshop leader: Tools and Strategies on how to organize
  • June 7th 2012 Claiming and Enforcing the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living: Panelist
  • Apr 26th 2012 Poor No More film and panel: Panelist
  • March 9th 2012 McMaster Poverty Initiative: Analysing the Commissoner’s Interim Report for Social Assistance Reform
  • July 4th 2011 Commissioners visit: Co-Moderator


  • IWC – Women’s Story of Immigration and Settlement, Outreach Worker Communication Skills Program Development and Delivery
  • Niagara Poverty Initiative – The Road to Empowerment – Program Development

Educational Guest Speaking and Mentoring:

  • McMaster Medicine Professional Competencies
  • Poverty and Homelessness, McMaster University
  • DeMystifying Medicine: Neil Johnson’s lecture on Code Red video interview contribution from a patient’s perspective.

Radio Appearances:



  • Feb 7th 2012 Billy Kelly Show:  Interim report on Social Assistance Reform
  • Apr 27th 2012 Bold Change to SAR
  • Apr 25th 2012 Bill Kelly Show:  Ward Boundary Reform


  • OCT 2cd 2012 In the Neighbourhood Talking about elimination of discretionary benefits and CSUMB
  • Also Health Justice Radio Program

INDI 101.5

Television Appearances:

Cable14 Hamilton

CHCH: Square Off

Newspaper & Online Media Coverage:

CBC Hamilton


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 [...]