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  • Out of Control Rental Housing Report

    Out of Control Rental Housing Report

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    Housing affordability for tenants has reached crisis levels in Hamilton and other Ontario communities. With less than a week left in the provincial election campaign, all political parties need to let voters know what they will do to address the rental housing crisis. The SPRC’s newest report Out of Control: Ontario’s acute rental housing crisis …

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  • MEDIA RELEASE: First Ontario Credit Union Invests in Local Student Nutrition Programs in Hamilton

    MEDIA RELEASE: First Ontario Credit Union Invests in Local Student Nutrition Programs in Hamilton

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    FirstOntario Credit Union has donated $20,000.00 to Tastebuds, Hamilton’s Student Nutrition Collaborative. This food funding received will allow the Hamilton Tastebuds Student Nutrition Collaborative to scale up operations of local student nutrition initiatives and will be used exclusively to support the purchase of whole fresh fruits and vegetables in schools and to support virtual learners. …

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  • 2SLGTBQ+ Positive Space Training

    2SLGTBQ+ Positive Space Training

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  • Cost of a School Day Report Release

    Cost of a School Day Report Release

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    The hidden costs of public education disproportionately affect low-income students and make it difficult to fully participate in the school experience. Our new report, prepared by the SPRC 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. The key findings and recommendations …

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  • Hamilton Centre Candidates Meeting

    Hamilton Centre Candidates Meeting

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    Join us on Tuesday October 15, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:30pm to meet Federal candidates of major parties and discuss climate change, income inequality and affordable housing.  

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  • TRAINING TRUSTED INTERMEDIARIES CREATES A RIPPLE EFFECT OF GOOD INFORMATION IN THE COMMUNITY

    TRAINING TRUSTED INTERMEDIARIES CREATES A RIPPLE EFFECT OF GOOD INFORMATION IN THE COMMUNITY

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    For many new Canadians, having affordable, stable housing is vital to their successful transition to Canada. Displacement due to gentrification can threaten that essential foundation. “Some landlords don’t act in good faith. And, as many tenants simply don’t have the knowledge or tools to advocate for themselves, they often just leave when asked to and …

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  • Homeless campers product of ‘out-of-control’ Hamilton housing market

    Homeless campers product of ‘out-of-control’ Hamilton housing market

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    Clusters of homeless people camped on the edge of the rail trail east of the Wentworth stairs are a curiosity for passing cyclists and dog walkers. But the escarpment squatters are also seen by some as a symptom of a rental market that’s increasingly out of reach for the city’s poorest residents. The summer has …

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