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Countdown to mid-September: Senate unanimously adopts call for national housing / poverty plans

Canada's Senate has unanimously adopted a comprehensive, 283-page report that calls on the federal government to implement a national housing plan, poverty Continue Reading…

Response to Canadian Home Builders Association Report

In 2008, the Canadian Home Builders Association commissioned Altus Clayton to write a report that is very critical of Inclusionary Housing.  This report has Continue Reading…

'Right to housing' legal challenge launched today

Everyone in Canada has the right to a home - and the federal government has a responsibility to realize that right. That's the basis of a legal Continue Reading…

A Diagnosis for Equity: An Initial Analysis of South Asian Health Inequities in Ontario

South Asian communities experience vast health inequities resulting in disproportionately poor health outcomes when compared with non-racialized and other Continue Reading…

Health Equity Into Action Through Good Planning: Health Equity Impact Assessment

I recently presented a workshop to senior staff at a Toronto academic hospital on Health Equity Impact Assessment.  We need good planning to operationalize Continue Reading…

'Big Society Bank', more co-ops and public service: UK govt sets out new policies for social sector

Britain's new coalition government has announced plans to create a 'Big Society Bank' using funds from dormant bank accounts to help finance neighbourhood Continue Reading…

First UforChange grads celebrate their successes with family, friends, community

The first graduating class of UforChange - almost 50 dynamic youth from Toronto's St James Town neighbourhood - got their certificates and celebrated their Continue Reading…

Youth graduates of UforChange get cheers from enthusiastic audience

About 200 enthusiastic fans crowded into the Isabel Bader Theatre on May 15 for the VivaCity talent showcase. The showcase featured the talents of the almost 50 Continue Reading…

'Cutting through the fog' aims to make sense of poverty measures

"If we don’t make sense of poverty measures, we will limit our ability as a society to make good decisions about poverty and related issues." That's the Continue Reading…

Comprehensive Community Initiatives: Lessons Learned, Potential and Opportunities Moving Forward

Do comprehensive, collaborative place-based initiatives to reduce poverty “work”? This was the question posed by the Tamarack Institute, Vibrant Communities Continue Reading…