Category Archive: News

Nov 10

Choosing People AND Profit: Reflecting on Living Wage Week in 2017

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I couldn’t help but notice that since the announcement was made by the Ontario Government for a progressive minimum wage raise that would see us at $15 by 2019 (Bill 148), we have seen no shortage of voices forecasting doom and gloom for the economy. The voices of the over 50,000 citizens across the Halton …

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Nov 08

The Search for a New Staff Director for the Halton Poverty Roundtable

It is with a heavy heart that I have offered my resignation to the Halton Poverty Roundtable.  This decision was not an easy one;  I have had the honor of working with what has to be THE most phenomenal group of volunteers over the last five and a half years. I am deeply appreciative of …

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Oct 05

The Halton Poverty Roundtable is currently hiring for an Administrative Coordinator

Halton Poverty Roundtable POSITION: Administrative Coordinator – One Year Contract (subject to renewal) LOCATION: Burlington, ON We are seeking to hire an Administrative Coordinator who can work full time at 37.5 hours per week at our office in Burlington. The Halton Poverty Roundtable is a collaborative multi-sectoral group that brings existing resources together to address …

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Aug 10

Webinar: Cities Building Social Value: Social Procurement Strategies and CBA’s in Halton and Peel Regions

Positive social value initiatives, including social procurement strategies and Community Benefit Agreements, hold the promise of building more wealth within our communities. They have the ability to engage business, government, and community sectors in different ways, to work together towards reducing poverty and building more inclusive economies. Two regions in southwestern Ontario – Peel Region …

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Jul 25

“No Neighbour in Need” 2017 Report to Community Out Now!

The HPRT (Halton Poverty Roundtable) is excited to release its 2017 Community Report, which highlights progress made and key initiatives including the Smart Start Halton, Halton Sport Leadership Program, Income Security, and the Halton Community Benefits Network. In Halton Region over 41% of renters are spending more than 30% of their income on housing.  Who …

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