Publications

2019

  • The Cost of a School Day

    Published: October 2019

    The hidden costs of public education disproportionately affect low-income students and make it difficult to fully participate in the school experience.

    This report from the Social Planning and Research Council (SPRC) of Hamilton and education advocate Judith Bishop reveals some of the upfront and unseen expenses faced by students, from clothing and food, to school supplies, to trips and activities.

  • Annual Report 2018 – 2019

    Published: July 2019
  • Don’t Stop Now! Progress in Poverty Reduction: Analysis from Hamilton and Ontario, 1996-2016

    Published: June 2019

    This four page report highlights the declining poverty rate in Hamilton, from 21.9% in 1996 to 16.6% 2016, mirroring a provincial trend. The report points to policies and economic changes that have contributed to poverty reduction and makes the case that poverty reduction works and we can’t stop now. The report also points to the areas that need more attention so we can move towards poverty elimination

     

    Funders:

    Citizen Action Group Hamilton

    City of Hamilton Enrichment Fund

    United Way Halton Hamilton

  • SPEAK OUT! COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS ON MAKING HAMILTON AN LGBTQ+ POSITIVE CITY

    Published: January 2019
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