Canada’s Colour Coded Labour Market Health Implications Flip Sheet

Canada’s Colour Coded Labour Market draws on 2006 Census data to compare work and income trends among racialized and non-racialized Canadians. It’s among the more comprehensive post-Census studies on this issue to date. This joint report from the Wellesley Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy …

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Innovations In Financing Affordable Homes: Presentation To UofT/OISE Social Economy Forum

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There’s no such thing as a ‘no money miracle’ when it comes to affordable housing. Project developers need money for development (or acquisition of existing homes), and also money for daily operations, and a third bag of money as a reserve for future issues (like …

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International Housing/Homelessness Summit In Washington: Wellesley Institute Presentations

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The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott was among two dozen housing / homelessness thought and practice leaders who gathered in Washington, DC, last week for an international summit. In addition to supplying a brief overview of Canada’s ‘non-system’ of homeless and housing programs at the national …

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Canada’s colour code keeps workers out of good jobs

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On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination a new report by the Wellesley Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives reveals that despite an increasingly diverse population, Canada’s racialized income gap shows a colour code is still at work in Canada’s …

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Organizing For Action In A Complex, Dynamic World: Presentation Notes

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In a complex and dynamic world, how do you organize compelling ideas into pragmatic action for change? The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott spoke to a graduate seminar at the University of Toronto on ‘wicked’ policy problems and models for effective strategies. Click here for his …

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Homefullness For All Of Canada: Presentation To Dignity For All national Summit

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Dignity for All – the national campaign for a poverty-free Canada – held a national summit in Ottawa on March 3, 2011. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott delivered a presentation on housing and homelessness that underlined the many costs of deep and persistent housing insecurity …

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Creating Homefullness In Ontario: Presentation To Toronto Anglican Diocesan Committee

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Creating homefullness in Ontario is the title of a presentation to the Anglican Diocese of Toronto’s Social Justice and Advocacy Committee by the Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. In this presentation, Michael provides a brief overview of the housing landscape, Ontario …

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Driving health equity into action: Bob Gardner at Ryerson Conference

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Policy makers, community partners, scholars, and students explored the challenges and issues surrounding a more equitable Canada last Saturday. The Wellesley Institute’s Bob Gardner gave a keynote speech arguing that health equity can be realized, and outlined a roadmap with the strategies, tools, policy changes and community …

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