Media Releases

Thinking About a Moral Economy

United Church Moderator To Address The Moral Crisis of Our Economy June 19, 2000- Glynis Maxwell wants to create a people-centred economy. Maxwell, Coordinator of IDEA Burlington, a local interfaith organization, has seen a decline in economic and social conditions in...

Quality of Life in Halton

Economic Progress Blemished by Health and Environmental Concerns June 22, 2000 -- The quality of life in Halton has risen, according to the latest figures from the Quality of Life Index (QLI), published by the Halton Social Planning Council and Volunteer Centre. But...

New Director of Volunteer Halton

Burlington, February 13, 2002 - The Halton Social Planning Council is pleased to announce that Ann Coburn has joined the Council as the Director of Volunteer Halton. Ann comes to our community from Volunteer Hamilton where she has many years of experience as a manager...

Social Profile of the Halton Visible Minority Population Released

February 14, 2001 - The Halton Social Planning Council has released a new report, A Social Profile of the Halton Visible Minority Population. The purpose of this report is to provide information that can be used by a range of interested parties to develop the capacity...

Quality of Life in Halton Marred by Social Deficit

Our quality of life has still not returned to that of 1990 June 30, 1999 -- The Quality of Life in Halton has improved in 1998 over previous years, but it has not fully recovered from the difficulties of the early 1990s. This is a result of a growing "social deficit."...

Halton Too Has Poverty

Burlington, July 5, 2011 -  Community Development Halton and Poverty Free Halton, at the invitation of the Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, met with Frances Lankin and Munir Sheikh, Commissioners of the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario. Halton and its...

Building a Strong Partnership with the Nonprofit Sector

Burlington, April 26, 2010 -  The social and economic value and contribution of the nonprofit sector to the prosperity of Halton communities has never been in doubt, yet as executive director Joey Edwardh commented, "Demands created by demographic growth and the...

Tax Harmonization Takes Food Off The Table

Burlington, March 27, 2009 -  Community Development Halton (CDH) is deeply concerned about the Ontario Government's plans for harmonizing the Provincial Sales Tax and the Federal Goods and Services Tax. People on social assistance cannot afford to lose ground as cash...

Halton Groups Welcome Government’s Poverty Reduction Plan

Turning the corner on poverty Burlington, December 10, 2008 -  Local Halton groups are welcoming a recently released poverty reduction plan by the Government of Ontario. The report entitled, Breaking the Cycle, provides leadership both socially and economically and...

Child Poverty in Ontario Remains High in Halton

Burlington, November 21, 2008 -  A new report from the Campaign 2000 coalition fighting child poverty states Ontario's child poverty remains high at 11.8% - that's 324,000 children. In Halton, local Campaign 2000 partner Community Development Halton commented on the...