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25 in 5 poverty reduction campaign

A group of prominent Ontarians, backed by a network of community organizations (including the Wellesley Institute) has launched the "25-in-5" poverty reduction Continue Reading…

Anti-Camping Clause Removed From Proposed Amendments to Toronto’s Streets By-Law

Thanks to quiet efforts by the Wellesley Institute and other advocates for the city's homeless — including Councillor Mike Layton — a clause prohibiting Continue Reading…

Building a health-enabling social assistance system: Our latest submission to the Commission for the Review of Social Assistance

Over the last year, the Wellesley Institute has been working with community and health sector partners to provide expert advice on how to build a Continue Reading…

Can a basket of supports help to avoid poor health for people on social assistance?

My last blog about reforming social assistance in Ontario talked about building the vision of a health-enabling social assistance system. This was the Continue Reading…

Childhood obesity: What we can do right now

This morning, Dr. Monika Dutt, Cape Breton’s Medical Officer of Health, spoke to CBC Radio about options and opportunities to reduce the health impacts of Continue Reading…

Colour of Poverty campaign

A new campaign called the Colour of Poverty has been launched to highlight the racialization of poverty in Ontario. Here are some basic facts from the Continue Reading…

Comprehensive poverty reduction plan for Ontario

Campaign 2000, the group working to end child poverty, released a comprehensive poverty reduction plan for Ontario at Queen's Park today. The plan has four key Continue Reading…

Dignity for all – new campaign for poverty-free Canada

Dignity for all - a new campaign for a poverty-free Canada - has just been launched by Canada Without Poverty and Citizens for Public Justice. The initiative, Continue Reading…

Encourage borrowers of payday loans to share their voices in a short survey

The Centre for Community-Based Research and The Wellesley Institute need your help! Do you serve any clients who use payday loans? Help us better understand Continue Reading…

Fraser Institute defines poverty out of existence…

There are two ways to reduce poverty: The best way is to get money into the hands of low-income people and adopt other practical and effective measures, such Continue Reading…