The State Of Social Housing In Toronto And Canada: A Presentation To University Of Toronto Students

The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, joined the City of Toronto Director of Affordable Housing, Sean Gadon, at a seminar with University of Toronto students on March 24.

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Housing And Homelessness: Lenten Reflections

Housing and homelessness are not just concerns for the city centre. The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Homelessness, Michael Shapcott, delivered a presentation on March 19 to the Social Justice Committee at St Peter’s Erindale Anglican Church in Mississauga. Along with the presentation, he …

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Federal Budget 2014 Fails To Deliver Housing Investments To Meet National Needs

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Budgets are about priorities. Canada’s federal budget 2014 has failed to allocate a single new dollar for critical housing investments – despite the overwhelming national need and a growing chorus of experts pointing to the severe impact of the long-term erosion of existing federal housing …

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What’s My Big Idea? An Affordable Housing Trust Fund For Toronto

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An affordable housing trust fund to deliver steady funding for desperately needed new affordable and healthy homes – that’s the Big Idea from the Housing and Innovation practice here at the Wellesley Institute that was published on Feb 3 as part of the Toronto Star’s …

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