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Social Assistance Reform:

The current provincial government has undertaken a review of social assistance in Ontario.  The review is being overseen by Francis Lankin and Dr. Munir Sheikh.  The first phase of this review concluded in the fall 2011, and included the commission receiving over 300 submissions from groups across Ontario.  The MCPI has summarized several key submissions and posted them below:

For a complete list of submissions and to get more information about the review, visit: http://www.socialassistancereview.ca

Food Insecurity in our Community:

McMaster Discovery Program:

Living Wage:

Submission to the Hamilton Spectator by Dr. Don Wells, School of Labour Studies, with the MCPI.

Interventions for At-Risk Youth in High Poverty Neighbourhoods:

This event was held on Sept. 14, 2011. It was organized by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and co-sponsored by the McMaster-Community Poverty Initiative (MCPI).

Connecting Campus and Community: Exploring Student Involvement with Poverty Related Work at McMaster University:

Potential Research Opportunities: