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Two new reports explore the fragility and resilience of youth

Youth, as the saying goes, is supposed to be the best time in your life. But for many youth in Toronto, this period in their lives is marked by vulnerability, Continue Reading…

Housing, health, human rights forum webcast live Jan 21 and 22

Two of the four sessions of the two-day forum “Housing, Health and Human Rights: Exploring the connections in Canada and globally” will be webcast live on Continue Reading…

Respect housing / human rights, warns OMB as it strikes down restrictive Kitchener planning rules

Equity and human rights are critical components of land use planning, according to a precedent-setting decision by the Ontario Municipal Board in January of Continue Reading…

Veteran MPP Jim Bradley named Ontario housing minister

Veteran MPP Jim Bradley, who has served in the Ontario Legislature for more than 30 years, has been named the new Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Continue Reading…

MLK: Time for total, direct, immediate abolition of poverty

"The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men Continue Reading…

Helping Haiti's people – and its community sector – through micro-finance

As the people of Haiti struggle in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake, the community sector has a vital role in meeting the incredible challenges. A Continue Reading…

Outs and ins at Ontario's housing ministry: Watson out, Gerretsen in (for now)

Ontario housing minister Jim Watson resigned earlier today so that he can seek election at Mayor of Ottawa in the fall elections, and former housing minister Continue Reading…

UK bill sets out legal duty on gov't to reduce inequalities

The British government wants to make reducing health and other inequalities between richer and poorer people a central consideration in the policy-making Continue Reading…

National housing bill suspended – just like Parliament!

When Prime Minister Stephen Harper suspended Parliament for three months in late December, he also froze the progress towards creating a long overdue national Continue Reading…