Goodbye, thank you, and perhaps hello again Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Wellesley Institute, After over a decade as the Wellesley Institute’s CEO, I have decided to accept a position with another organization. It has been a very difficult decision as the growth, trials and tribulations, collaborative partnerships, and numerous successes of both our organization […]
The Wellesley Institute is pleased to join with innovators from around the world at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, an annual invitation-only event at Oxford University in England. Even before the official launch of Skoll, a group of Canadians joined together for dinner to share news and views about the current state of […]
The Wellesley Institute calls on the Ontario government to take a multi-sectoral 10-year approach to maximizing its social return on investment. In a 15-minute presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Ontario Legislature (see the official Committee transcript) on Monday, February 1, Rick Blickstead outlined three major recommendations for strategic investment. […]
Rick Blickstead, the CEO of the Wellesley Institute, is on a study tour to Britain that includes community, business and government innovators. At the WI, we’re committed to a strong and vibrant social sector – not just because it’s good for people and communities,
Ontario’s critically important social infrastructure is taking a battering in the current recession, but the 2009 provincial budget offers almost no relief. Community-based health, social services and housing providers are on the front lines in delivering the practical and basic supports that people who are suffering the most in the current recession desperately need. Community […]
The first annual report of the Chief Medical Officer of Health to the Legislative Assembly has just been released. Dr. Sheela Basrur provides a concise diagnosis of the state of the public health system in Ontario and its capacity to respond to outbreaks of infectious diseases and other public health threats.