A Year of Homelessness & Housing among Status Immigrant, Non-Status Migrant, & Canadian-Born Families A new research report from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Urban and Community Studies / Cities Centre by Emily Paradis, Sylvia Novac, Monica Sarty, and J. David Hulchanski offers these troubling findings: Women in Toronto without permanent resident status −
Archives for July 2008
The Wellesley Institute is partnered with Toronto’s MultiFaith Alliance to End Homelessness (MFATEH) to engage faith communities in practical and effective solutions. The MFATEH is an alliance of faith organizations focused on housing and homelessness in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. Its member organizations include:
ENP – Toronto (short for Enterprising Non-Profits – Toronto) has been launched to seed and support social enterprise among third sector groups in our city – and the Wellesley Institute is delighted to be a partner in this important work. ENP – Toronto is a project of the Centre for Social Innovation and B.C.-based Enterprising […]
Mark your calendars and plan to attend this important event on July 24: The Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the Cities Centre, University of Toronto will launch its report, Better Off in a Shelter? A Year of Homelessness and Housing for Immigrant, Non-Status, and Canadian-born Mothers. The study—the first of its kind in Canada—followed […]
In June 2008 the Canadian Policy Research Network and Ontario Trillium Foundation held a roundtable of government and business leaders on indicators to measure and help guide planning for healthy and vibrant communities. A useful primer and range of presentations have been published.
The Ontario Human Rights Commission, an independent agency that reports to the provincial Legislature, released a dynamic new report today called “Right at Home” that is both historic and ground-breaking. The report draws powerful links between international housing rights – which have been ratified by the Canadian government – and Ontario’s desperate crisis of housing […]
Don Mount Court is the first public housing project in Toronto to be redeveloped – coming in just ahead of Regent Park, the biggest and oldest public housing neighbourhood in this city (which has started the redevelopment process). Don Mount, in the east end of downtown Toronto, had to be redeveloped because a growing number of the buildings […]
There is widespread recognition that local community driven initiatives play a key role in alleviating health disparities. Determine, the second stage of the EU's Closing the Gap project, has created a detailed report highlighting some innovative bottom-up case studies from around that world that deal with health equity.
All eyes will be on the Ontario Human Rights Commission on Tuesday morning as it releases the first-ever (for Canada) official report on the human right to adequate housing. Human rights function as both a moral ideal and as a “deeply pragmatic political tool” at both the international and national levels, to paraphrase Professor Conor […]
The Fraser Institute says it wants to launch a national debate on urban issues, but its first urban “alert” offers remarkably thin gruel – especially compared to more authoritative surveys released by others over the past year. Two principal contributors – right-wing ex-politicians Mike Harris (former premier of Ontario) and Preston Manning – promise to […]