Halton Poverty Roundtable

Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT) is a strategic initiative of the United Way Halton & Hamilton. The HPRT has deep local knowledge of our community and the impact that poverty has on our neighbours, family, friends and colleagues.

We leverage our connections with individuals living the experience of poverty in Halton and amply their voices and experiences when educating the broader community and advocating for system level changes. The HPRT is a knowledge leader on poverty in our community and publishes s a diverse range of knowledge products for the community.

Leveraging the United Way Halton & Hamilton’s position at the centre of our community; the HPRT acts as a community convener to deliver impact through innovation, collaborative action, and dedicated effort to support our partners, and our communities.

The HPRT convenes community tables under three focus areas: Halton Poverty Roundtable, Halton Community Benefits Network and Social Prescription Roundtable. The members of these tables are individuals with lived or living experience of poverty as well as strong representation from community, business and government sectors who are experts in their respective fields. We work together to find new solutions to address the issues of poverty in our community.

No Neighbour In Need

Over the course of 2018, the Halton Poverty Roundtable further defined our organizational principles of Connect, Educate and Call to Action.

Through our role as convenors and leaders on poverty in Halton, we have been able to consult, connect and educate a wide range of audiences, including all levels of government, partner organizations, student groups and local high school classes, local media, people with lived experience in poverty, our local chamber of commerce organizations, businesses and of course our donors, sponsors and funders.

Read the Community Report.

Halton Poverty Roundtable (HPRT)

The HPRT provides community based knowledge and thought leadership to the United Way Halton & Hamilton on issues of poverty in Halton Region. This table identifies issues and trends in the community, investigates and discusses changes in the sector, and in the community which members serve or represent. This group collaboratively proposes innovative solutions and recommendations for change.

Halton Community Benefits Network (HCBN)

The HCBN acts as the community knowledge leader and point of contact for the implementation of Community Benefit Agreements in Halton region. This group convenes a network of engaged citizens, interested business, connected non-profits, as well as individuals with lived experience and collectively engages with local, regional, provincial and federal partners on the implementation of Community Benefit Agreements on large infrastructure projects our community.

Social Prescription Roundtable (SPRT)

The SPRT brings together local knowledge leaders in the areas of health and wellbeing to research, discuss and advocate for the inclusion of social prescriptions in our community. Social Prescribing is a way of linking people who frequently access primary care settings with non-medical sources of support within their community. This group aims to educate the community that this approach provides a more holistic response to people’s needs, to improve people’s wellbeing and health, and will positively impact the wider determinants of health for individuals.

Scott GallagherHalton Poverty Roundtable