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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…

YongeStreet: New on-line urban magazine…

The Wellesley Institute is partnering with YongeStreet, a new on-line urban magazine that focuses on health, equity and innovation - three of our top Continue Reading…

Wellesley Institute staffers at CivicAction Summit: Analyzing critical issues, networking for action

Wellesley Institute staffers Rick Blickstead, Sheila Block and Michael Shapcott joined hundreds of other leaders from across the Greater Toronto Region for the Continue Reading…

Vivacity One: UforChange launches its week of graduation celebrations

Amazing evening at UforChange at its Vivacity One showcase on Monday as the arts-based youth training and employment project launched a week-long celebration Continue Reading…

UK's third sector braces for multi-billion government funding cuts

New Philanthropy Capital has just released a new report, Preparing for Cuts, that warns that the UK government's current round of budget-cutting could slice up Continue Reading…

Three Wellesley Institute reps join CivicAction Summit to help build healthy, equitable GTA

The Wellesley Institute's Rick Blickstead, Sheila Block and Michael Shapcott will join community and business leaders and politicians from across the Greater Continue Reading…

The perils, and potential, of greater Toronto's 2,000 high-rise communities: New report

More than one million people live in almost two thousand high-rise apartment towers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe - the largest urban region in Canada. Tower Continue Reading…

Tell us your local housing / homelessness priorities and actions! Take our on-line survey

Help build a new national housing plan for Canada from the community up. The Wellesley Institute would like to to take 20 minutes or so to complete an on-line Continue Reading…

Stunning: UforChange's Vivacity showcase has big first night

The first night of UforChange's Vivacity showcase at the Toronto Dance Theatre on Thursday evening was, quite simply, stunning. Additional showcases run Friday Continue Reading…

Stifling public health leadership is bad for Toronto’s health

Dynamic public health leadership in Toronto over the past 100 years has been a critical factor in creating a healthier and more equitable city. Toronto’s Continue Reading…