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  • A Night of Change update!

    A Night of Change update!

    Fantastic night at La Piazza Allegra raising funds for the United Way at our “Night of Change.”  The SPRC band consisting of Jeff Wingard, Renée Wetselaar and Deirdre Pike, entertained the masses with a special rendition of “American Pie” retitled “SPRC Pie”.  Check out the lyrics on YouTube and sing along! Our event wouldn’t have …

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  • City funding more beds for homeless women in Hamilton

    City funding more beds for homeless women in Hamilton

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    By Samantha Craggs  As temperatures drop, the city of Hamilton is spending nearly $250,000 to provide 10 more beds to accommodate an increasing number of homeless women.  The city will spend $99,075 to temporarily boost the number of beds at Mary’s Place from 20 to 30 for the winter. It will also spend $152,815 to hire three more workers …

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  • City steps in to cover shortfall in funding for the homeless

    City steps in to cover shortfall in funding for the homeless

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    By Matthew Van Dongen Hamilton is exhausting its reserves to support food banks and add emergency shelter beds because of a drop in provincial homelessness funding. City councillors recommended Monday using $250,000 in one-time cash to immediately add 10 temporary beds and support workers at Mary’s Place, which had to turn away women seeking shelter 340 …

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  • Preventing Frauds and Scams

    Preventing Frauds and Scams

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    Identify types of scams, find out about safe banking, and learn ways to safeguard your money.  Presentation by Sandra Wilson, Community Relations Coordinator with the Hamilton Police Service. Thursday, November 28, 20131:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dominic Agostino Riverdale Community Centre150 Violet Drive, Hamilton Childcare and refreshments provided! Click here to download a PDF version …

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  • Council unanimously adopts Pedestrian Mobility Plan

    Council unanimously adopts Pedestrian Mobility Plan

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    Motion to send SPRC’s Complete Streets policy to staff for review also passes By Sara Mayo Last night, Hamilton’s City Council unanimously adopted a Pedestrian Mobility Plan for Hamilton. The Plan has the potential to make Hamilton’s streets safer and reduce the high rates of injuries for pedestrians and cyclists in Hamilton.  The Plan calls …

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  • Standing beside women in the fight against homelessness

    Standing beside women in the fight against homelessness

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    Workshop hears from women with lived experiences and takes stock of Hamilton’s progress in reducing homelessness and improving services By Renée Wetselaar and Sara Mayo “Lived experience gives people knowledge and skills that can be drawn upon to create supports and solutions,” explained Emily Paradis at Tuesday’s workshop Standing Beside Women organized by the SPRC …

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