Category Archive: News

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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Jul 25

Mayor Goldring inquires about bringing living wage to City of Burlington

  Mayor Rick Goldring is asking city staff to find out what it would take to make Burlington a living wage employer. The issue came up during a recent committee of the whole meeting on June 26 where Goldring brought forward a motion to direct the city’s human resources director to analyze the City of …

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Jul 24

Exciting Board Opportunities with the Halton Poverty Roundtable!

During a time of significant growth and the recent release of a revitalized strategic plan, the Halton Poverty Roundtable is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join the Board of Directors. Candidates living or working in the Halton Region are welcome to apply. The Board meets four times a year, as well as participating in …

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Jul 04

June Cockwell recognized with Canada Sesquicentennial Award

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In addition to Canada’s 150th birthday this past weekend, a group of Oakville residents were celebrated for their contributions to the community and country. Recipients of the Canada Sesquicentennial Award were named and presented by Oakville MP John Oliver at the Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park on Saturday, July 1 as part of the Canada Day …

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