Halton Poverty Roundtable

Contact Information
Website haltonpovertyroundtable.com/
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/Halton-Poverty-Roundtable-461224430703173/
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Primary Contact Leena Sharma Seth, Director, Community Engagement, United Way of Halton and Hamilton; Email: leena@haltonpovertyroundtable.com
Email Form haltonpovertyroundtable.com/?page_id=98
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
United Way of Halton and Hamilton
4210 South Service Rd, Suite 101
Burlington, ON L7L 4X5
 
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Intersection South Service Rd and Harvester Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A group of cross-sector (business, people with lived experience of poverty, government, faith, education, community organizations) community leaders who catalyse community resources and stakeholders around innovative solutions to end poverty in Halton. Formed in 2011, as a result of several pivotal discussions between broad community stakeholders. The HPRT works to address the systemic barriers and root causes that perpetuate poverty in Halton. 
 
Members of Cities Reducing Poverty (Tamarack), a national effort of over 50 communities and municipalities who are committed to using a place-based and collective impact approach to eliminate poverty in their communities.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2011
Alternate Executive June Cockwell and Mike Skinner, Co-Chairs
Funding Grants ; United Way ; Foundation
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) A group of cross-sector (business, people with lived experience of poverty, government, faith, education, community organizations) community leaders who catalyse community resources and stakeholders around innovative solutions to end poverty in Halton. Initiatives include: 
 
1. Smart Start Halton: focus is to empower low–income families to successfully participate in post-secondary education savings for their children (www.smartstarthalton.com) 
 
2. Halton Community Benefits Network: engage, educate, and activate Halton community stakeholders to implement social procurement and community benefits programs. (www.haltoncommunitybenefits.com) 
 
3. Halton Sport Leadership Program: a pilot initiative that is currently based in Oakville (working to expand into high schools in Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills for 2017-2018) * gives access to free recreation certifications and training to better prepare to access livable income employment opportunities 
 
4.Income Security Education and Action: purpose is to educate and promote awareness of the benefits of systems focused income security solutions to poverty that will enable greater inclusion and participation in the Halton community
Hours varies
Areas Served Halton Region
Eligibility No restrictions.
Application Contact for information * Roundtable members are selected by committee, to encompass 5 people with lived experience of poverty, 5 government representatives, 5 business and/or labour representatives, and 5 representatives of non-profit community agencies.
Languages English
Fees None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Poverty Issues ; System Advocacy ~ Poverty Issues

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