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Ontario set to unveil new partnership strategy for vital non-profit sector; moving from 19th century charity to 21st century social innovation

Ontario Citizenship Minister Eric Hoskins is set to unveil the province's partnership strategy with the vital non-profit sector on Thursday, along with Helen Continue Reading…

Victoria and Kelowna: Presentations from west coast housing / homelessness tour

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The Wellesley Institute's Michael Shapcott was invited to Victoria and Kelowna as part of a west cost housing / homelessness tour. He gave presentations on a Continue Reading…

Wellesley Institute staffers at CivicAction Summit: Analyzing critical issues, networking for action

Wellesley Institute staffers Rick Blickstead, Sheila Block and Michael Shapcott joined hundreds of other leaders from across the Greater Toronto Region for the Continue Reading…

Three Wellesley Institute reps join CivicAction Summit to help build healthy, equitable GTA

The Wellesley Institute's Rick Blickstead, Sheila Block and Michael Shapcott will join community and business leaders and politicians from across the Greater Continue Reading…

Canada's vital non-profit sector: Too important to be ignored!

Canada's non-profit sector is big (more than 160,000 organizations) and non-profits make a major contribution to Canada's economy, they employ more than a Continue Reading…

Is Canada's employment insurance system working for those who aren't employed? Mowat Centre consultation

The news yesterday from Statistics Canada that only half of the country's 1.4 million unemployed are receiving employment insurance benefits underlines just one Continue Reading…

Let freedom ring: Dr Martin Luther King Jr's words continue to inspire decades on…

As our colleagues and friends in the United States mark January 17, 2011, as Martin Luther King Jr Day, Canadians can also take time to remember his call to Continue Reading…

Local Action on Population Health

The Role of Local Government in Promoting Wellbeing is a very interesting British report written by the New Economics Foundation for Local Government Continue Reading…

'Good King Censusless': Carol sing for Canada's Long Form Census – Wednesday, 5.30, Dundas Square

As Christmas approaches, our thoughts once again turn to – surprise – Canada's long form census. This vital statistical tool is used by governments and Continue Reading…

Stunning: UforChange's Vivacity showcase has big first night

The first night of UforChange's Vivacity showcase at the Toronto Dance Theatre on Thursday evening was, quite simply, stunning. Additional showcases run Friday Continue Reading…