Category Archive: Events

Oct 31

Announcement: Halton Sport Leadership Program Pilot to Launch in November 2014

The Halton Sport Leadership Program (HSLP) is a partnership with the Halton Poverty Roundtable, the Halton Catholic District School Board, the Halton District School Board, the Town of Milton, the Town of Oakville, and the YMCA of Oakville and will officially launch in November 2014. This new pilot program is intended to “turn the curve” for at-promise youth …

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May 16

BIAC Speakers Series : Stories of Strength and Resilience

FREE EVENT Speaker Series Event sponsored by the Burlington Inclusivity Advisory Committee in partnership with Halton Poverty Roundtable Description of Event: Poverty is about impossible choices – buy food or heat the house, feed the children or pay the rent. The result can be spiraling debt, constant anxiety and long-term health problems. Come and learn from a panel of fellow community …

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Jan 15

HPRT Submission to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Standing Committee

Leena Sharma, Colleen Sym and June Cockwell presented a submission to the government of Ontario Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs’ Pre-Budget Consultation on Tuesday, January 14th.  The HPRT , along with Community Development Halton, the Peel Poverty Action Group and the Campaign for Adequate Welfare, were some of the groups whose recommendations spoke …

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Nov 28

Fall 2013 Business Breakfast: Driving Community Investment

Barb Chilwell was once a successful businesswoman, with a special needs daughter in private school. After Chilwell had a heart attack, she has known worries like not having enough money for bread and milk. “It has been a difficult, stressful and unbelievable experience,” said the Halton resident. “I never imagined being in this situation.” Chilwell’s …

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Apr 06

“The Economic Cost of Poverty”

  Halton Poverty Reduction Forum April 4, 2013 Opening Remarks by Marc Hamel, Co-Chair of the Halton Poverty Roundtable Three years ago I thought that poverty was not an issue in Halton. However, I spent a day with 15 members of our community as they shared their challenges of living with low income in Halton. …

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