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Disruptive Times Require Skilled Changemakers

Posted by Liz Weaver in February 2019

In this paper, Liz Weaver describes three elements that every changemaker needs when approaching complex challenges - a mindset shift, an agile and adaptable approach, and knowledge and skills in each of the five interconnected practice areas.

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Survey Says: Canadians are Lonely and Socially Isolated

Posted by Glenda Cooper on July 29, 2019

Feeling socially isolated or lonely? You are not alone. The Angus Reid Institute, in partnership with Cardus, recently conducted a Canada-wide study on social isolation and loneliness and the results are concerning. Not only are we spending more time alone that we would like, we are feeling lonely even when we are surrounded by others.

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Forming a Foundation to Build Great Things

Posted by Heather Keam on July 19, 2019

We understand that we need to bring a group of people together when we want to start a new project or develop a strategy. We go out and ask people we know, put an invitation in the local paper and hope people show up. Then we jump right into the “doing” and don’t spend time building the foundations of a good team or leadership group. This focus on results over process often leads to the same issues - team members not sure why they are at the table, don’t help, never show up or no one takes ownership of the strategy. 

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Research & Development in the Social Sector

Posted by Tamarack Institute on July 18, 2019

From youth homelessness and social isolation in cities, to food insecurity and income disparity, problems are getting more complex and in many cases, are getting worse. This is where the process of research and development (R&D) is highly relevant.

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Voting for Better Public Transit this Federal Election

Posted by Jonathan Cote on July 18, 2019

It is no secret – Canadians have made it clear that affordability and sustainability will be top of mind in this fall’s federal election. With the cost of living rising in our major cities over the past decade, and a growing population putting pressure on housing and transportation, it’s imperative that elected officials at every level of government work together to keep our cities liveable for generations to come.

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Hamilton's Progress in Poverty Reduction

Posted by Tom Cooper on July 17, 2019


Once in a while, change is transformative and bold, and happens almost overnight. Take the Ontario Basic Income Pilot project: More than 4,000 people in three Ontario communities were provided with an opportunity to test the idea of whether receiving a guaranteed income could break the cycle of poverty and improve opportunities.

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Resilient Cities

Posted by Elle Richards on July 16, 2019

In June 2019, Toronto and Calgary both unveiled their first ever Resilience Strategies. Montreal’s was released last year, with other cities, such as Hamilton following suit. Vancouver is another Cities Reducing Poverty member, part of a global network of resilient cities. Resilience strategies are becoming ever-more necessary in modern day as a result of urbanization, globalization and climate change.

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