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


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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Jun 22

Halton group recognizes donors for supporting new community network

On Monday, June 19, the Halton Community Benefits Network (HCBN) hosted a donor appreciation event in Oakville to recognize the Ontario Trillium and Atkinson foundations for their leadership and contribution to the HCBN. - Nathan Howes/Metroland

The new Halton Community Benefits Network (HCBN) is aptly-named since its mission is to help everybody in the region. Launched in 2016, with support from the Atkinson Foundation and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the HCBN is a result of Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT) convening a cross-sector network of government partners, citizens with the lived experience …

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