The Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction (HRPR) was co-convened by the City of Hamilton and Hamilton Community Foundation in May 2005 to understand Hamilton’s high poverty levels, focus the community’s attention on poverty and begin to find solutions. The Roundtable has been active in identifying community led solutions, investment strategies, and mechanisms to alleviate poverty in Hamilton. Foundational to the activities of the Roundtable is ongoing community conversations, engagement and accountability. The Roundtable has been successful in directing a poverty lens to municipal policy decisions and increasing public attention and engagement to the issue.
More information is available at: http://hamiltonpoverty.ca/