Working Together: The Paloma-Wellesley Guide To Participatory Program Evaluation

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The need for rigorous program evaluation in the non-profit sector continues to grow as agencies and service providers strive to meet the needs of accountability to funders and clients about effective use of resources and improving program excellence and outcomes. Participatory Program Evaluation (PPE) is …

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Recovery Through The Lens Of Cultural Diversity

Principal Organizations: Community Resource Connections of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Investigators: Nora Jacobson, Deqa Farah and Cultural Diversity Community of Practice Participants: Mental health service users and family members in the Caribbean, Somali, and Tamil communities in Toronto Research Methods: Focus groups …

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Ontario income assistance changes will make it harder to get healthy, nutritious food

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About 162,000 Ontarians with special nutrition needs were told in yesterday’s Ontario budget that their special diet allowance is being cancelled and will be replaced, at some point, with an unspecified new mechanism. Access to nutritious food is one of the most important fundamentals for …

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Ontario budget 2010 wrap-up: Plenty of criticism from different groups

Less than 24 hours after it was released, Ontario’s 2010 provincial budget has been generating a significant amount of criticism. Economist Hugh Mackenzie of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives says that the budget “misses the point on economic reform”, putting deficit reduction ahead of …

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Social infrastructure eroding across Canada; cities being forced to paper the gaps

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities has released its latest review of the quality of life in Canada’s large cities. Mending Canada’s Frayed Social Safety Net: The Role of Municipal Governments demonstrates that eroding social infrastructure in the large communities where most of Canada’s population lives is …

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National housing act bill goes for HUMA review on Monday

Bill C-304, the private members’ bill from MP Libby Davies to create a much-needed national housing act for Canada, will get clause-by-clause review at the Commons’ HUMA committee on Monday afternoon. A number of groups, including the Wellesley Institute, have been pressing for amendments to …

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