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Hamilton Ontario

Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

About Me:

The Tackling Poverty in Hamilton initiative is built on bringing people from many different walks of life together to address Hamilton’s most pressing problem. Hamilton has committed to a collaborative approach because no one sector has the solutions; no one group can tackle poverty alone.

About My City: Hamilton

With a population of 525,000, the Tackling Poverty in Hamilton initiative is built on bringing people from many different walks of life together to address Hamilton’s most pressing problem. Hamilton has committed to a collaborative approach because no one sector has the solutions; no one group can tackle poverty alone. Hamiltonians are committed to making our city better. We see this in the higher-than-average rates of volunteerism and charitable donations.

About My Organization: Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction was formed in 2005 to tackle the City's unacceptable levels of poverty. Roundtable members come from across Hamilton and include leaders from the business and non-profit sectors, from government, education and faith communities as well as individuals who experience poverty daily. Our goal: to reduce and eliminate poverty through the aspiration of Making Hamilton the Best Place to Raise a Child. The Roundtable doesn't offer programs or direct services; our role is to build understanding about the need to invest in poverty reduction to create a healthier, inclusive and more prosperous Hamilton. We work locally, provincially and nationally on policy and systems-level change to achieve long-term solutions to poverty. In 2010, the Roundtable launched a New Action Plan. We want all Hamiltonians to be part of the solution.

My Collaborative: Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

Hamilton has a history of pulling together. The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction was formed in 2005 to tackle the City’s unacceptable levels of poverty. Roundtable members come from across Hamilton and include leaders from the business and non-profit sectors, from government, education and faith communities as well as individuals who experience poverty daily. Our goal: to reduce and eliminate poverty through the aspiration of Making Hamilton the Best Place to Raise a Child. The Roundtable doesn’t offer programs or direct services; our role is to build understanding about the need to invest in poverty reduction to create a healthier, inclusive and more prosperous Hamilton. We work locally, provincially and nationally on policy and systems-level change to achieve long-term solutions to poverty.