All posts for the topic ‘Social Assistance’:

HRPR Twitter Challenge!

Posted on: September 27th, 2011   No Comments

With 10 days left until the provincial election, the Poverty Roundtable has issued a challenge to all local provincial candidates. Today in Hamilton there are approximately 62,000 individuals – children, women and men – struggling [...]

Walk and Rally for Adequate OW & ODSP Rates

Posted on: September 27th, 2011   No Comments

Click on the image above for a pdf version of the poster. See you there!

OW/ODSP recipients: Get out and VOTE!

Posted on: September 27th, 2011   No Comments

YOUR VOTE WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Vote in the October 6, Provincial Election ************************************* Reclaim Your Rights: The Right to live with dignity The Right to a decent standard of living The Right to proper, [...]

2cd Wave of Recession, Lessons Learned?

Posted on: August 22nd, 2011   No Comments

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released an article today stating reiterating the need for the federal government to invest in public services to fight the second wave of recession hitting Canadians.  Although I agree [...]

A Minister’s Response

Posted on: July 27th, 2011   No Comments

I thank the Ontario Minister of Community and Social Services, Madeleine Meilleur, for her response to my article in the Hamilton Spectator, Not all Children Created Equal. And while I agree there have been some [...]

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 [...]