Poverty Reduction at the Crossroads:
Where do we go from here?  
A speech and discussion with
John Stapleton
Wednesday June 16
at 7 p.m.

at the First Unitarian Church of Hamilton
170 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton

Admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Come with your questions. Refreshments will be available.

So much talk about poverty: new cuts, old cuts, clawbacks, new taxes on the poor, yet more evidence of the links between poverty and ill health.
But who has answers?
Well one person who knows a lot about how policy must change to help the poor is John Stapleton. Stapleton worked for the Ontario government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and its predecessors for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations. He is undertaking an Innovations Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation and is a member the board of the Daily Bread Food Bank. 

Presented by M. Hughes Prod.
Sponsored by: Social Justice Committee of First Unitarian, Campaign for Adequate Welfare and Disability Benefits, 25in5, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction.

You can find some of Stapleton’s latest writings at

Disclaimer: this is not an official opirg mcmaster sponsored event, and is posted for information purposes only. Please contact the event organizers with any questions or concerns.