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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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  • Hamilton’s living wage issue must wait until 2017 budget discussions

    Hamilton’s living wage issue must wait until 2017 budget discussions

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    By Kevin Werner The City of Hamilton could be a leader within the community in the fight against poverty if it started to pay its 500 seasonal and temporary employees a living wage. Poverty activists, business owners, a McMaster University professor and even students from a grade 5 class at Rousseau Elementary School in Ancaster, …

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  • The changing face of Hamilton: Visible minorities leading the way

    The changing face of Hamilton: Visible minorities leading the way

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    By Steve Buist With a heritage of English and Scottish names like Hamilton, Dundas, Ancaster and Flamborough, it’s perhaps not surprising that nearly half of the city’s people have their origins in the British Isles. But the face of Hamilton is changing. Nearly one in four Hamiltonians under age 15 are members of a visible …

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  • Report shows need to coordinate services for abuse victims in Hamilton

    Report shows need to coordinate services for abuse victims in Hamilton

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    By Kelly Noseworthy In front of a crowd at Good Shepherd Women’s Services, 52-year-old longtime Hamilton resident Olga Kulikovsky spoke about surviving domestic violence. She described her 25-year battle with emotional and psychological abuse as “torture,” believing there was “something wrong” with her and it “needed to be fixed.” “I didn’t trust myself,” she said. …

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  • Is Hamilton an LGBTQ friendly space? Why the community says ‘no’

    Is Hamilton an LGBTQ friendly space? Why the community says ‘no’

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    Following a damning report, locals share their stories, and healthcare leaders respond By Dave Beatty In the wake of a Pride month that saw 49 people gunned down in a homophobic hate crime in Orlando, a new report shows that Hamilton isn’t as LGBTQ friendly as some might believe. The report from Hamilton’s Social Planning …

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  • How to make Hamilton a more inclusive city

    How to make Hamilton a more inclusive city

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    By Susan Clairmont What happens when the mayor, a senior police officer, two school board directors, a social planner, a chamber of commerce president and a health care executive walk into a former gay bar? Well, hopefully a lot of change for the better. Better understanding of our LBGTQ+ community. More inclusivity. Transparency, safety and …

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