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The State of Social Housing in Toronto and Canada, A Presentation to University of Toronto Students

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The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, joined the City of Toronto Director of Affordable Housing, Sean Gadon, at a Continue Reading…

Homes for all: Social housing in Toronto and Canada

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The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, presented to students at the University of Pennsylvania in March 2014 in Continue Reading…

Ending Homelessness In Kingston

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Community forum and seminar with Queen’s University students, February 28, 2014: Presentation notes from the Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Continue Reading…

Housing and Homelessness: Lenten reflections

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Housing and homelessness are not just concerns for the city centre. The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Homelessness, Michael Shapcott, Continue Reading…

Federal budget 2014 fails to deliver housing investments to meet national needs

Budgets are about priorities. Canada’s federal budget 2014 has failed to allocate a single new dollar for critical housing investments – despite the Continue Reading…

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

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 Continue Reading…

New Minimum Wage About Half Affordable Housing Wage

The Ontario government has announced that the minimum wage will move to $11 on June 1. My colleague Sheila Block has drawn the links between the minimum wage, Continue Reading…

Removing Barriers To Family-Friendly Housing

Melbourne, Australia, like Toronto and many other cities around the world, is facing a shortage of affordable housing for families even as the private market Continue Reading…

Toronto Faces More Housing Funding Cuts

Cold and blustery winds from elsewhere can drop Toronto into the deep freeze. That’s certainly true on the weather front, as the extreme cold alert declared Continue Reading…

Winter Cold Brings More Federal Funding Chill

The new year brought skin-blistering cold to many parts of Canada. The extreme cold weather was a somber reminder of the critical importance of good quality, Continue Reading…