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  • New SPRC report on Intergenerational Trauma and Aboriginal Homelessness focusses on root causes and critical solutions to address disparities and inequities

    New SPRC report on Intergenerational Trauma and Aboriginal Homelessness focusses on root causes and critical solutions to address disparities and inequities

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    SPRC CHEERS HISTORIC INVESTMENT BY CITY OF HAMILTON IN INDIGENOUS-LED POVERTY REDUCTION INITIATIVES The SPRC presented to the General Issues Committee of City Council last week our newest report “Intergenerational Trauma and Aboriginal Homelessness: An introduction for service providers and community members”. This report explores what intergenerational trauma is, how it relates to historical treatment …

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  • Tiny homes in Hamilton

    Tiny homes in Hamilton

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    Two Hamilton agencies are hoping to tackle homelessness by building tiny homes. The plan, which is still in the works, would utilize Hamilton’s laneways. In the city, there are more than 800 kilometres of laneways that could soon house more properties for low income housing. On Patterson lane, the Good Shepherd and the social planning …

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  • Hamilton will debate putting tiny homes in lower city laneways

    Hamilton will debate putting tiny homes in lower city laneways

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    Tiny homes are gaining momentum across North America as a way to get homeless people into affordable housing. Now Hamilton decision makers will look at how to use some of the city’s laneways to build tiny homes here. Matthew Green, Ward 3 councillor, wants the city to identify lots for standalone homes no bigger than 425 …

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  • Income Growth in Hamilton beat other Ontario cities

    Income Growth in Hamilton beat other Ontario cities

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    Income growth in our city was the highest of Ontario’s five largest metropolitan areas according to census data that was released yesterday, which included a drop in the poverty rate. The issue though? Ontario’s performance has lagged far behind every other province and territory in the country. Guest: Sarah Mayo, Social Planning and Research Council …

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  • City’s income growth is tops for Ontario cities

    City’s income growth is tops for Ontario cities

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    Income growth in Hamilton over the past decade was the highest of Ontario’s five largest metropolitan areas, according to new census data released Wednesday by Statistics Canada. That, along with a noticeable drop in the city’s poverty rate, is the good news. The bad news is that Ontario’s income performance between 2005 and 2015 lagged …

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  • Solving youth homelessness requires integrated, collaborative approach

    Solving youth homelessness requires integrated, collaborative approach

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    In an average year, as many as 50,000 young people in Canada find themselves without stable housing. In Hamilton, there were at least 750 street-involved and homeless youth over the past year. These young people are at high risk of repeated homelessness, unemployment, violence, and sexual assault. They need support, compassion, and stable housing. In …

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