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Update on Ontario's Basic Income Pilot

Only hours after we posted a blog exploring reflections on the Ontario basic income pilot, two weeks ago, the Ontario government announced the cancellation of the pilot within 100 days. The Ontario basic income pilot, which...

The United Kingdom Addressing Youth Loneliness

Two big announcements on youth loneliness have recently come out of the United Kingdom. First, the United Kingdom announced £2 million from its Building Connections Fund to support youth-focused initiatives to be...

Style Blindness: What Bruce Lee Can Teach Us About Community Change

“Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.” – Bruce Lee

In the community of martial arts there are often discussions about which art is ‘better’ than others. Is Wing Chun a better technique for...

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CASE STUDY | The National Housing Collaborative: Working Together for Gamechanging Housing Policy

How can social labs change social policy? As leaders on the ground it’s often clear in our minds how our systems lead to marginalization and inequity, as well as what needs to change. But many of us struggle to create...

CASE STUDY | Building Citizen Advocacy Skills for Strong Neighbourhoods

Across Canada, there has been a decrease in voter-turnout at every level of government. This means that government policy and decision-making represent only a small percentage of citizens. To tackle this issue, four...

ARTICLE | The Power of Prototyping

To create change we need not have all the answers up front. Instead, the act of creating prototypes and testing them in real-world conditions can help us learn the answers we need along the way.

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Cities Reducing Poverty

Cities Reducing Poverty is a network of more than 175 cities represented by 61 regional partners who are working collaboratively to end poverty in their communities.  

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Cities Deepening Community

Cities Deepening Community is a network of 67 cities seeking to strengthen neighbourhoods and 25 cities developing community plans to grow citizen engagement, civic leadership and a sense of belonging. 

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