We’ve blogged in the past about the unfair 3 month wait period that Ontario forces on new immigrants and Canadian citizens returning to the province; refugees and those who have been denied asylum; people who have lost their documentation, such as the homeless and mentally ill; and those who are in the country illegally. There […]
This is the second of a series of policy briefs that analyzes youth-related policy implications from the St. Jamestown Initiative’s Voices of Multicultural Youth report and sets out recommendations and options for action.
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In the City of Toronto’s drive to address the budget deficit, a number of proposals for service cuts have been brought forward. Unfortunately, many of the proposed service cuts have health implications that would disproportionately affect vulnerable populations in Toronto. An enormous body of research demonstrates that adequate housing, income, child care, social safety nets, […]
Welfare reform has been on the agenda in New Zealand for some time, with both the previous Labour-led and current, more conservative National-led government musing about how to fix a system that many believe is broken. With a general election coming up in just under a month, the National Party has released its welfare platform […]
With Occupy movements, born out of Occupy Wall Street, happening in Canada and around the world, social and economic inequality are on the agenda. More and better jobs, more equitable distribution of wealth, and greater corporate responsibility and accountability are important goals, and the Occupy movements have made great progress in making these issues mainstream. […]
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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The Wellesley Institute has a long been committed to strengthening community-based research and, as part of this commitment, we fund a number of CBR initiatives by grass-roots organizations across the city of Toronto. One such initiative is Access Alliance’s income security, race and health research work out of which Working Rough, Living Poor was recently […]
A mega-development proposal in a small section of North St. James Town has many residents, community organizations, and city planners concerned about overcrowding in what is already considered one of North America’s most densely populated neighbourhoods.
Today’s article in the Globe and Mail series on Canadian healthcare highlights how a gap in fees among provinces has lead to reduced access to care for Quebec patients in other provinces. While certainly this speaks to a lack of portability of Medicare, a perhaps greater concern is the population in Canada of individuals with […]
There was colour, music and tears at the joint presentation of UforChange, a youth arts project for immigrant and newcomer youth, which shared preliminary findings at the Migration and the Global City conference yesterday at Ryerson University. A graduate youth from East Africa spoke about how the project had changed her life, exposing her to the world […]