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Big win for TCHC tenants and for all of Toronto: Affordable homes saved!

Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee voted unanimously on October 9 to back a plan by Councillor Ana Bailao’s special housing working group to preserve most of Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s affordable single family homes. The Bailao committee recommends that 619 homes be saved and proposes …

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Homeless and precariously housed Torontonians targeted in $22 million cuts to vital services

The Ontario government is cutting $21 million from provincial homelessness prevention funding given to the City of Toronto as of January 1, 2013. Details about the massive 16% cut in provincial funding is set out in a report that will be considered by Toronto City Council’s …

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New Irish research sets innovative housing financing issues and options

As governments in many parts of the world cut back on financial support for affordable housing, there is growing interest in the possible role for private finance in funding social housing. “Financing the Irish Social Rented Housing Sector: Lessons from England and Canada” is a new …

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Learning From Others: Comprehensive Health Equity Strategies In Europe

Systemic and damaging health inequities have been increasingly on the policy agenda across the world in the last decade. A number of European countries have been leading the way in developing comprehensive health equity strategies. This paper highlights the great potential of comprehensive strategies to …

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Cut to housing benefits will affect the health of the homeless, women, children, and people with disabilities

In the 2012 Ontario budget, the government announced that it was eliminating the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB). The CSUMB helps people receiving social assistance to pay for large or unexpected housing-related costs, supporting them to become and remain housed. As of January 1, …

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Latest CMHC numbers confirm federal housing cuts will grow deeper as housing needs grow

The latest corporate report from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, the federal government’s housing agency, confirms that the two-decade erosion of federal affordable housing investments is continuing to grow worse. The corporate report from CMHC includes actual results from 2008 to 20010, and plans or estimates for …

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Voices Of Multicultural Youth: Impact Of Urban Neighbourhood On Health And Well-Being Policy Brief

This is the first of a series of policy briefs that analyzes youth-related policy implications from the St. James Town Initiative’s Voices of Multicultural Youth report and sets out recommendations and options for action.

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Housing insecurity and homelessness set to rise in Toronto as funding cut for homelessness prevention and housing programs

Big cuts to homelessness prevention and housing programs will lead to an increase in housing insecurity and homelessness in Toronto. On October 5, the Wellesley Institute reported on $22 million in cuts to Toronto housing and homelessness programs – mainly due to cuts from the provincial government. …

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Austerity is bad for your health

The Ontario government is expected to release the Drummond Commission report shortly. That report that is expected to substantially shape Ontario’s fiscal plan going forward. Don Drummond was appointed to provide the Ontario government with a plan to reduce the deficit. He has indicated that drastic cuts to budgets …

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