Rick Blickstead and I presented a brief to the Standing Committee on Social Policy of the Ontario Legislature January 30 on the LHINs (Local Health Integration Networks). We argued that the LHINs had significant potential to provide more integrated and community-driven health care planning and delivery. But this will only be possible if they: are […]
Wellesley Visiting Scholar John Myles has published a very interesting paper on the changing impact of income inequality. John is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto and holds a senior position with Statistics Canada. He argues that a crucial challenge is to develop social policy that reflects the conditions, […]
The Department of Canadian Heritage is seeking funding applications for 2006 Celebrate Canada! activities. Celebrate Canada!is an annual 11-day celebration of Canadian heritage, including National Aboriginal Day, on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and culminating with Canada Day on July 1. Priority may be given to activities […]
Earlier this week, CIBC World Markets one of Canada’s biggest bankers delivered an important assessment of the Canadian jobs market over the past decade. The CIBC verdict: While employment growth has been reasonably strong over the past decade, the changing nature of the economy means that the new jobs haven’t been very good. The report […]
Hi all: FYI – the Human Resources Professional’s Association of Ontario (HRPAO) has a valuable resource you may be interested in. Looking for HR Volunteers? Hire Authority is About More Than Just Job Postings If you’re looking for volunteers with human resources expertise to serve on boards and committees, or otherwise lend their HR knowledge, […]
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.
Yesterday we had our first workshop in our conference room at the new location (45 Charles St. East). I’m pleased to report that it went great. It’s a great room for the kind of workshops we put on as it fosters interactivity. Hopefully you’ll see it sometime soon as the majority of our workshops will […]
Yesterday, Stephen Harper announced the establishment of a Conservative Task Force focusing on gun-related crime in cities. The task force will tour Canada to meet with victims, agencies, law enforcement and local politicians. Earlier this year the Conservative party opposed a federal Budget proposing a renewed investment in social welfare. Yet, considerable research has shown […]