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The coming war on the poor

Stephanie Baker Collins, an associate professor in the School of Social Work and co-chair of the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative on discusses Ontario Premier Doug Ford's coming reform of social assistance in a recent op-ed published in the Hamilton Spectator.

Nov 23, 2018

Poverty, advocacy and the municipal election: “Get informed and be prepared to vote”

When it comes to advocating for poverty reduction in the upcoming municipal election, learn about the issues, learn about the candidates, and above all, get involved. That was the message from an event held this week aimed at discussing the impacts of poverty and what citizens can do to both advocate for change in Hamilton, and educate themselves before heading to the polls on October 22.

Oct 18, 2018

Poverty, Advocacy, and Municipal Elections

Join us on October 2 to hear from campus and community leaders working to reduce poverty and advocate for change in Hamilton. You'll have the opportunity to hear personal stories and experiences from individuals who have been participating in the Ontario Basic Income Pilot and discuss the implications of the pilot cancellation.

Sep 18, 2018

Taking action on poverty: “It might seem insurmountable, but it’s not”

Stephanie Baker Collins and her colleagues at the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI) brought two powerful speakers to campus last week - Natalie Appleyard from Citizens for Public Justice & Dignity for All and Laura Cattari from the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction - to outline a platform and current advocacy towards a comprehensive plan for poverty reduction.

Mar 29, 2018

Taking action on poverty: “It might seem insurmountable, but it’s not”

How can we reduce poverty in Canada? How can we build a country that promotes the wellbeing and social inclusion of all? These were two of the questions discussed at Beyond Income, a recent event hosted by the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI) which looked at the complexity of poverty in Canada, and explored what strategies to support those experiencing poverty could look like – both at the provincial and federal levels.

Mar 28, 2018

MCPI Beyond Income Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 | 4:00 – 6:30 PM | Celebration Hall, in Kenneth Taylor Hall, Room B116, McMaster University

Mar 21, 2018

Recent talk helps students find ways to take action on food insecurity – on and off campus

How can we reduce poverty in Canada? How can we build a country that promotes the wellbeing and social inclusion of all? These were two of the questions discussed at Beyond Income, a recent event hosted by the McMaster Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI) which looked at the complexity of poverty in Canada, and explored what strategies to support those experiencing poverty could look like – both at the provincial and federal levels.

Jan 26, 2018

MCPI News: FOOD (in)SECURITY

Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 1:30-3:30pm | Moulton Hall (EMR), McMaster University

Mar 09, 2017

MCPI News: Changes to Tuition Funding in Ontario 2016: Addressing Student Poverty?

Reports from Statistics Canada on enrollment data continue to indicate that students from low income families are increasingly being shut out of Universities and Colleges because of rising costs. Only 10% of University enrollment comes from students in the bottom income quartile and almost 50% from students whose families are in the top income quartile.

Apr 01, 2016

MCPI News: The Criminalization of Race, Poverty Poverty, and Policing in Hamilton

Presenters Dr. Ameil Joseph, School of Social Work Kayonne Christy, McMaster Womanists Yvonne Maracle, Speak Now and De dwa de dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre Ian Jarvis, Community Artist and Activist Sponsored By Event is free and open to all!

Mar 09, 2016

MCPI News: Indebted to Study, Indebted to Live

Student Debt and the Payday Loan Industry: Problems and Pushback. MUSC 224

Nov 12, 2015

MCPI News: Celebrating Indigenous Education & Future Directions at McMaster

from Grass Roots to Student Success. 3:30pm-5:00pm | HSC 1A6

Mar 09, 2015

MCPI News: Graduate Presentation

Music outreach as a means of increasing community engagement and social capital for children and youth at-risk – Kate Einarson, Department of Psychology.

Apr 01, 2014

MCPI News: Poster Demonstration

The MCPI is recruiting student poster projects with research or info-graphics related to poverty reduction and local communities for an event in the spring.

Apr 01, 2014

MCPI News: Call for Submissions Released

Graduate Research on Local Poverty Related Issues.

Mar 03, 2014

MCPI News: Information Lost

How the Changes to the Census and Loss of Other Public Surveys Will Shape Our Future.

Feb 03, 2014

MCPI News: New Year 2013/14 Update Newsletter

The McMaster Community Poverty Initiative is a group of faculty, staff, and students who are working to build bridges between McMaster and the Hamilton community particularly around poverty reduction. The MCPI is active in the areas of education, research, and advocacy. The MCPI receives funding from the Office of the Vice-President, Research.

Jan 01, 2014