Nov 22

November 20th to 26th is Canada Education Savings Week

November 20th to 26th is Canada’s Education Savings Week Canada Education Savings week coincides with United Nation’s Children’s Day on November 20th.  Article 28 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states that “every child has a right to education”, and Michelle Knoll, Executive Director of the Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre and Co-Chair …

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Nov 10

Basic Income Community Consultations in Halton

The Ontario government has released Hugh Segal’s Basic Income discussion paper, titled “Finding a Better Way: A Basic Income Pilot Project for Ontario”. While the Ontario government is using this discussion paper as the starting point for consultations, they are currently hosting basic income pilot consultations across Ontario to gather input on the design and …

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Oct 05

Smart Start Halton Works to Increase Local CLB Champions

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As a part of our continuing efforts to increase the take-up rates for the Canada Learning Bond in Halton, the Smart Start Halton team is working to develop local champions in as many organizations and spaces that serve and interact with potentially eligible families. Our key messaging encourages educational savings and empowers families with greater …

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Jul 07

Oakville’s Mayor Burton hosts a panel discussion on Community Benefits Agreements and Social Procurement

This half hour episode provides a great introduction to the concept of community benefits and social procurement. The rate of Oakville residents living below the low income measure is two thirds the provincial average, and we can do more to combat poverty. Mayor Burton and his guest panel, featuring Ian Troop, Chair, Social Procurement Program …

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May 24

How can Halton’s dollars do double duty for social good?

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On Wednesday, May 25th, the Halton Poverty Roundtable is hosting a community forum: Collective Purchasing for Social Good. Participants will enjoy a morning of learning from guest speakers about how their communities have worked with government, business, and community organizations to channel existing spending dollars so that, in addition to purchasing every day goods or …

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