Publications

2013 - Poverty Reduction & Elimination

  • The Rich and the Rest of Us

    Published: October 2013

    This report describes how the unfairness of inequality is damaging both our economy and our society, provides Hamilton specific data about income inequality and poverty, and highlights ways that these trends can be reversed. Read more »

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton and labour unions

  • Hamilton Housing and Homelessness Action Plan

    Published: October 2013

    The Affordable Housing Flagship has been working with the City of Hamilton’s Housing Division since 2010 to develop a 10 year housing and homelessness action plan for the community.  The plan is now complete and has two parts:

    • A strategic plan with a vision, guiding values, outcomes and targets
    • An implementation plan with 54 strategies, critical investments, accountabilities, timing, reporting and monitoring

    This plan will guide will ensure that everyone in Hamilton has a home.

    Click here for more information on Hamilton’s Housing & Homelessness Action Plan

  • Hamilton Social Landscape Bulletin: Recession Impacts – Youth

    Published: April 2013

    This bulletin shows that youth aged 20-24 in the Hamilton CMA have seen a 50% decline in their employment earnings since 1976, largely due to your workers facing more precarity in the labour market. While the City of Hamilton’s youth unemployment rate is still high, Hamilton’s rate out-performed all other communities during the most recent recession. This is the sixth in a series of occasional bulletins that focus on issues highlighted in the Hamilton’s Social Landscape report and bring attention to more recent trends.

  • Hamilton Social Landscape Bulletin: Recession Impacts – Employment

    Published: February 2013

    This is the fourth in a series of occasional bulletins that focus on issues highlighted in the Hamilton’s Social Landscape report and bring attention to more recent trends.  This report shows that the Hamilton CMA’s working age employment rate has recovered quickly from the last recession.  But there has been more growth in part-time, part-year, and seasonal work than in full-time, full-year work in the last few decades.

  • Hamilton Social Landscape Bulletin: Recession Impacts – Unemployment

    Published: January 2013

    This is the third in a series of occasional bulletins that focus on issues highlighted in the Hamilton’s Social
    Landscape report and bring attention to more recent trends.

    This report shows that Hamilton’s unemployment rate has recovered quickly from the last recession. The report suggests ways to further improve Hamilton’s economy such as investing in childcare programs, attracting more skilled immigrants to Hamilton and making Hamilton a living wage community.  Read more »

    Funded by: United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
     
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