Halton Poverty Roundtable

Contact Information
Fax United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton (Burlington office) 905-632-1918
Website haltonpovertyroundtable.com/
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Primary Contact Leena Sharma Seth, Director, Community Engagement, United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton; Phone: (Business) 905-635-3131 ext 303; Email: leena@haltonpovertyroundtable.com
Email Form haltonpovertyroundtable.com/?page_id=98
Site Information
Located In Community Burlington
Address & Map
United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton
3425 Harvester Rd, Unit 107
Burlington, ON L7N 3N1
 
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Intersection Walkers Line and Harvester Rd
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Agency Information
Description (Agency) The Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT) is 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 ; Sponsored by United Way of Burlington & Greater Hamilton, United Way Oakville, Oakville Community Foundation and OntarioTrillium Foundation, J.W. McConnell Foundation.
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) The Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT) is 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 
 
2. Social Procurement and Community Benefits Network of Halton: engage, educate, and activate Halton community stakeholders to implement social procurement programs 
 
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. BIG (Basic Income Guarantee) Push Halton: purpose is to educate and promote awareness of the benefits of a basic income guarantee as a solution to poverty, income security, and precarious employment, and as an enabler for greater inclusion and participation in the Halton community 
 
5. Living Wage Halton: formed when there was a recognition that, especially in an affluent community like Halton, that the minimum wage was essentially a poverty wage, and that there was a growing movement in communities to engage employers in a conversation about the moral and business case for paying a living wage  
* key partners include: Community Development Halton, Poverty Free Halton, and Halton Poverty Roundtable 
 
6. Business Engagement: welcomes and invites the Halton business community to the table to help alleviate poverty, through: 
* business outreach events 
* Roundtable business advisory group 
* donating to support the work of the Roundtable 
 
Halton Sport Leadership: education program that provides low-income youth the empowering opportunity to gain confidence, leadership and experience through free training in nationally recognized certification programs in a variety of sports  
* partnership with Town of Oakville and YMCA of Oakville
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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