Hamilton ACORN & allies call for just recovery from COVID19 pandemic

Posted January 18, 2021

Hamilton, Ontario - Hamilton ACORN has joined other local community and non-profit organizations to form Just Recovery for Hamilton coalition to advocate for a just recovery from the pandemic.

On Friday January 15th, the coalition released a report with 9 principles to guide the city’s 2021 budget deliberations. 

The key #JustRecoveryHamOnt principles are:
  • Investing in Women
  • Mobility Justice
  • Disability Justice
  • Housing as a Human Right
  • Tackling Systemic Racism
  • Investing in decent jobs, decent wages and our local economy
  • Focus on Inclusive City Building
  • Investing in Green Infrastructure
  • Supporting 2SLGBTQQIA+ Communities
Hamilton ACORN’s No COVID evictions, healthy homes and renoviction demands are a part of the 150 recommendations to council.  
Coalition: Social Planning and Research Council, YWCA Hamilton, SACHA, Acorn Hamilton, Hamilton Community Benefits Network, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction, Environment Hamilton, Disability Justice Network of Ontario, Hamilton Community Legal Clinic, Speqtrum, Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion
Watch ACORN Mountain chair Veronica Gonzalez with speakers from Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, Disability Justice Network of Ontario & Environment Hamilton at the January 15th press conference 
Register for upcoming workshops to learn about the Hamilton budget process, what a Just Recovery means for Hamilton & training on public delegations


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