Give Us a Chance to Succeed: Voices from the Margins

The report of the April 2016 Hamilton Social Audit

Twenty nine Hamiltonians living in poverty agreed to talk in April 2016 about what they experience on a daily basis. Their stories were heard by senior faith, education and health leaders. And they were recorded for use in the report you are reading. The interviews were organized by Hamilton Faith Communities in Action, a group formed in 2013 through Hamilton Organizing for Poverty Elimination (HOPE) to bring faith groups together to advance social justice in the city. The Hamilton effort was part of a province- 5 wide “social audit” of progress in reducing poverty in Ontario led by ISARC, the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition

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Social Planning and Research Council of Ontario
Susan Muma
Tom Cooper
Deirdre Pike
Hamilton, ON, Canada