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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May 09

Community Forum: Collective Purchasing for Social Good

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You’re Invited Wednesday, May 25, 2016 10:00am – 2:00pm   “It is a promising idea: Every time you put up a construction crane, make sure you create opportunities for affordable housing or pathways to jobs in the trades. Economic development can produce opportunities in neighbourhoods across the country. In fact, every land use planning decision …

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Mar 13

Halton Food Security Forum

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Please join us for a morning of solution-based dialogue and collaboration with a focus on increasing food security in our community. This meeting is the beginning of an action oriented process. Your feedback, opinion and perspective are important as we discuss three initial topics as determined by a preliminary meeting held in November 2015 ATTEND …

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Mar 02

Let’s get the basic income experiment right

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If designed well, a guaranteed annual income could reduce poverty, improve the economy and vastly improve our health Senator Art Eggleton tabled a motion last week calling on the Senate of Canada to encourage the federal government to do explore a basic income guarantee pilot program. By: Laura Anderson and Danielle Martin Published on Tue …

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