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 Alternatives reveals that despite an increasingly diverse population, Canada’s racialized […]
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 labour market.
Toronto’s geographic concentration of poverty continues to grow – and with that comes greater inequality, more precarious housing and poorer health for people and communities. Vertical Poverty, a new report from the United Way Toronto (UWT), provides powerful new evidence that poverty is increasingly concentrated in the city’s 1,000 high-rise buildings – many of them scattered through […]
Toronto’s affordable housing waiting list sky-rocketed to an all-time high of 76,549 households by the end of December of 2010. Despite the growing need, the city’s 2010 municipal operating budget tightens the fiscal screws on local housing and homelessness programs. A first glance at the municipal budget, released this morning, sets out a plan to cut overall spending in the city’s Shelter, […]
UK epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson presented a compelling picture of why inequality is bad for everyone – rich and poor – during his recent Canadian tour. At today’s meeting of the Inner City Advisory Committee of the Toronto District School Board, we received a bracing insight into the impact of inequality on children attending public schools in […]
Booming house prices cause “enormous pain” for those excluded from ownership markets, warns UK housing minister Grant Shapps. Speaking in a candid year-end interview, the minister states: “We believe that [property] should be primarily thought of as a place to be your home.”
Inequality is bad for those lower on the income scale. It’s also bad for almost everyone else, as Richard Wilkinson noted during his recent Canadian tour. More research evidence on the costs of health inequality emerged this week in an article in the British Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health that reports: “Inequality related losses […]
The stunning new Three Cities research on growing income inequality in Toronto underscores the urgency of the message delivered by UK epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson during his recent Canadian tour: Inequality is bad for everyone. Poor health is a direct result of income inequality, says Wilkinson in an on-line interview that was conducted during his visit […]
This past week Wellesley Institute along with leading partner MASS LBP (thanks Peter MacLeod and staff), Metcalf Foundation (thanks Colette Murphy), and CCPA sponsored what became a cross-Canada lecture tour based on Richard Wilkinson’s bestseller, The Spirit Level, co-authored with Kate Pickett.