Apr 16

Halton Region Poised For A New Era In Public Procurement Spending

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Canada’s thought leaders urge Halton politicians and businesses to leverage spending to improve lives of everyday people in the region April 16, 2018. Ontario is the first Canadian province to pass Community Benefit legislation. Bill 6, the Ontario Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act (IJPA), enables consideration of Community Benefits in infrastructure planning and investment. …

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Mar 23

Are We Buying the Future We Want? Leveraging Public Procurement for Community Benefit

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A Half-Day Forum Invite: Businesses, Public Organizations, Non-profits & Citizen Groups April 17, 2018 Sheridan College – Trafalgar Campus, Conference Centre 8:30 AM Registration 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM Speaker – Sandra Hamilton, Group Dialogue & Community Leader Panel 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch Halton Region is poised to move forward in a …

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Mar 13

Be a Canada Learning Bond Champion

If you are passionate about education and believe that it plays a fundamental role in eliminating poverty, then please consider becoming a CLB Champion in 2018! Join us on March 29th for information on the Canada Learning Bond, as well as for training on this vital initiative. To register, please either click on the contact …

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Mar 05

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

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MP Karina Gould will be hosting our annual volunteer tax clinic for low income Burlingtonians from March 6th to April 25th.

Feb 16

HPRT Educational Resources

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Picture Books • Somebody’s new pajamas – Isaac Jackson and David Soman (ages 3 and up) • Yes we can! Janitor strike in LA. – Diana Cohn and Francisco Delgado (age 5 and up) • Those shoes – Maribeth Boelts and Noah Johens (age 5 and up) • Voices in the park – Anthony Brown …

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Feb 05

Case Study Halton Poverty Roundtable

CASE STUDY | Located in southern Ontario and part of the Greater Toronto Area, Halton Region is known as an affluent community and desirable place to live. However, poverty in the area is significant, growing and largely hidden. Historically, an understanding of poverty and the lives of those who live in poverty in Halton has …

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Jan 08

HPRT Response to Ontario’s “Income Security: A Roadmap for Change” Report

The staff, board, and volunteer members at the Halton Poverty Roundtable appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on the recommendations of the “Income Security: A Roadmap for Change” (Roadmap) report. This Roadmap has the potential to transform income security programs that affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of low-income people in Ontario. The key …

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Dec 17

Welcome to the HPRT’s new Director of Community Engagement: Sarah Sabihuddin.

Please join us in welcoming the HPRT’s new Director of Community Engagement: Sarah Sabihuddin. Sarah was one of several strong candidates for the position with the HPRT. We are pleased to note that she was the unanimous choice of the Selection Committee. Sarah joins the HPRT from the Ontario Public Service where she has held …

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