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  • Artist Space Needs Survey

    Artist Space Needs Survey

    The Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton is working with CityHousing Hamilton to better understand the needs of artists’ space needs. This survey is designed to collect data and information with regards to studio, commercial and housing space. This information will be used to develop a plan for an artist live/work space in downtown …

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  • Ontario Communities Uniting

    Ontario Communities Uniting

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    Representatives from 12 Ontario communities met at Hamilton City Hall on December 14 to strategize about the impending cuts to the provincial Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefits (CSUMB). The cancellation of CSUMB will have devastating impacts on low-income people looking to find safe and affordable housing in Ontario.  The event was organized by the Hamilton …

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  • Hamilton’s Unemployment Rate Hides Struggles of Working Poor

    Hamilton’s Unemployment Rate Hides Struggles of Working Poor

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    30,000 working Hamiltonians are still living in poverty, report says By Kaleigh Rogers, CBC News David Galvin was born and raised in Hamilton. With two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Guelph, he spent most of his career working in computer programming and systems analysis. He even taught part time as an instructor at Conestoga College. …

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  • Hamilton Landlords Fight New Licensing Bylaws

    Hamilton Landlords Fight New Licensing Bylaws

    Bylaw could mean loss of 30 per cent of Hamilton’s rental units By Samantha Craggs, CBC News Landlords packed Hamilton’s council chambers Tuesday afternoon to protest a proposed new plan to license rental units. The landlords attended a planning committee meeting where councillors examined a proposal that would see landlords of buildings with six or fewer …

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  • Deirdre Pike on Ontario Today

    Deirdre Pike on Ontario Today

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    Senior Social Planner, Deirdre Pike, was interviewed December 7, 2012 on CBC One 99.1 program, “Ontario Today,” by Kathleen Petty.  The topic was food banks, charity, and justice.  Deirdre says, “Every time you make a donation to a food bank, call your local MPP and ask what they’re doing to respond to poverty in your …

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