Oct 05

Smart Start Halton Works to Increase Local CLB Champions


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?


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


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


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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