Michael Shapcott, the Wellesley Institute’s Director of Affordable Housing and Social Innovation, will join Ontario Minister of Transportation Kathleen Wynne and Toronto Star social policy report Laurie Monsebraaten for a breakfast meeting: “What do effective organizations do to influence the political process?” presented by the Public Affairs Association of Canada. Event Details
Building Healthy Communities
Help build a new national housing plan for Canada from the community up. The Wellesley Institute would like to to take 20 minutes or so to complete an on-line survey as a first step in joining an emerging national housing and homelessness network that is working towards a national housing strategy that would support Canada’s diverse […]
The Wellesley Institute is partnering with YongeStreet, a new on-line urban magazine that focuses on health, equity and innovation – three of our top priorities.
The Wellesley Institute calls on the Ontario government to take a multi-sectoral 10-year approach to maximizing its social return on investment. In a 15-minute presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs of the Ontario Legislature (see the official Committee transcript) on Monday, February 1, Rick Blickstead outlined three major recommendations for strategic investment. […]
Youth, as the saying goes, is supposed to be the best time in your life. But for many youth in Toronto, this period in their lives is marked by vulnerability, instability and marginalization. Yet, in spite of their hardships and a sometimes confusing and complicated array of services, many youth are able to demonstrate remarkable […]
“The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time […]
As the people of Haiti struggle in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake, the community sector has a vital role in meeting the incredible challenges. A strong and vibrant third sector is critical to the health of Haiti (as in all other countries). In addition to the emergency relief being offered by many organizations, the people […]
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 people’s experiences with these facilities and advocate for changes to protect them from being trapped in a cycle of debt.
Canada’s non-profit sector has passed the vital $100 billion mark – measuring the overall contribution to GDP. The full non-profit sector (including hospitals and universities) amount to 7% of the overall economy.
About the Network Web Site: Women and Gender Equity Knowledge Network Organizational Co-Hubs: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden | Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Reports Unequal, Unfair, Ineffective and Inefficient Gender Inequity in Health: Why it exists and how we can change it Author(s): Gita Sen and Piroska Östlin Published: September 2007 Summary: This report provides […]