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.
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
Citizen Action Group Hamilton
City of Hamilton Enrichment Fund
United Way Halton Hamilton