TBOT report card: Valuable tool, but more work needed

The Toronto Board of Trade released an important new report card earlier today that ranks Toronto along with 20 global cities. “Toronto’s tied fourth-place Continue Reading…

An Introduction to The Homeless Hub

The Homeless Hub is a web-based research library and information center representing an innovative step forward in the use of technology to enhance knowledge Continue Reading…

eHealth and Health Equity:Comments on Ontario’s eHealth Strategy

 Before the provincial agency coordinating eHealth was engulfed in controversy, it issued a strategy in 2009 and called for input.  This policy briefing sets Continue Reading…

Tough times for non-profits in current recession

Ontario's non-profit sector is facing tough challenges in the current recession, and won't be able to survive without concerted actions by non-profits and Continue Reading…

Homeless in Ottawa: Report report card reveals shelters are full

The Ottawa Alliance to End Homelessness released its fifth report card today, and the news is devastating: Shelters in Canada's national capitol are so full Continue Reading…

WI CEO on social finance / social infrastructure study tour to UK

Rick Blickstead, the CEO of the Wellesley Institute, is on a study tour to Britain that includes community, business and government innovators. At the WI, Continue Reading…

Ontario budget 2009: Battered social infrastructure gets little relief

Ontario’s critically important social infrastructure is taking a battering in the current recession, but the 2009 provincial budget offers almost no relief. Continue Reading…

Ontario budget 2009: Health inequalities virtually ignored

The deep and persistent inequalities in health among Ontarians have been all but ignored in the 2009 Ontario budget. Over three times as many low-income adults Continue Reading…

Ontario budget 2009: Ontario housing policy now being written by feds

Ontario housing policy is now being written by the federal government – that’s the grim news in the 2009 provincial budget, released today. While the Continue Reading…

This goose ain't cooked: A modest proposal that won't end hunger

Canadian Senator Nancy Ruth, piqued at an infestation of Canada geese and the inevitable droppings, advised a Senate Finance Committee hearing: “We should Continue Reading…