The Housing Network of Ontario is continuing to prepare for the Ontario's government's consultations for a comprehensive new provincial housing plan. The government is expected to announce details of the provincial consultation in the next few days. The Wellesley Institute is a founding member of the Housing Network of Ontario and we have launched a […]
Archives for May 2009
Tackling Health Inequalities: 10 Years On reviews the UK’s progress on addressing the social determinants of health over the past 10 years. Is the UK a less unequal society now? Well, the answer is mixed, nicely summed up as “much achieved, more to do”.
Dignity for all – a new campaign for a poverty-free Canada – has just been launched by Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice. The initiative, which is seeking endorsements from organizations and individuals across Canada, is calling for a federal plan to eliminate poverty; a federal anti-poverty act; and, increased federal investments in […]
The City of Toronto’s Affordable Housing Committee unanimously backed the proposed 10-year housing plan called Housing Opportunities Toronto at its meeting earlier today. The committee heard from a number of witnesses, including Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (a former Mayor of Toronto); Michael Shapcott, Director, Affordable Housing and Social Innovation […]
The City of Toronto is getting set to adopt a 10-year housing plan called Housing Opportunities Toronto . The city needs to move quickly to catch up to hundreds of U.S. and Canadian cities that have already adopted and are implementing housing and homeless plans. The Wellesley Institute is calling on the Toronto City Council […]
Poverty shouldn’t be a life sentence, says Salvation Army The Salvation Army in Canada, the largest operator of homeless shelters in the country, has released a powerful new research report that underlines the critical need for affordable housing to meet the challenges of homelessness and deep and persistent poverty across Canada.
The Salvation Army, largest operator of homeless shelters in Canada, has released a powerful new research report that underlines the critical need for affordable housing to meet the challenges of homelessness and deep and persistent poverty across Canada. “Poverty shouldn’t be a life sentence” includes a detailed survey of the people who use Salvation Army shelters, along […]
The Wellesley Institute’s Rick Blickstead , Michael Shapcott , and Aerin Guy presented to the London, ON based Pillars Non-Profit Network on May 4, 2009. As our Third Sector partners as face economic uncertainties, we look at social innovation and social entrepreneurship models as opportunities for organizations to survive and thrive. View the presentation here. […]
About 100 housing leaders from across Ontario gathered in Toronto on May 11 for the Housing Network of Ontario’s first provincial summit. The group is preparing for the upcoming consultation by the Ontario government to create a province-wide, comprehensive affordable housing plan. More info on the consultation, key resources and a special place to tell your […]
May 13, 2009: After more than a year of consultation, the City of Toronto has finally released its proposed 10-year housing plan. Hundreds of U.S. cities, and dozens of Canadian ones, have already developed and are busy implementing practical and pragmatic affordable housing plans, so Toronto needs to move quickly and take decisive action to […]