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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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Canadian Communities Leading the Way in Sustainable Innovation

Posted by Elle Richards on November 26, 2020

According to the Institute for Sustainable Communities there are four elements of a sustainable community:

  1. Leadership, civic engagement and responsibility

  2. Ecological integrity

  3. Economic security

  4. Social well-being

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New Study Shows COVID Impact on Isolation and Loneliness

Posted by Alison Homer on November 2, 2020

As we have all pivoted and learned to live in a COVID-19 era, the associated need for physical distancing and other monumental behavioural shifts have taken a toll on Canadians’ mental health.

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Social assistance: Do higher benefit levels lead to higher caseloads?

Posted by Nick Falvo on October 29, 2020

I’ve recently co-authored a journal article with Ali Jadidzadeh that asks the question: Do higher social assistance benefit levels lead to greater take-up? The short answer is yes, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t increase benefit levels.

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Building a Movement for a Just Recovery

Posted by Elle Richards on October 26, 2020

Born out of the COVID crisis, A Just Recovery for All is a framework grounded in six principles, a movement for which hundreds of organizations across Canada have been signatories:

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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest - September/October 2020

Posted by Elle Richards on October 21, 2020

Welcome to the September/October 2020 Edition of the Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest, which aims to provide you with timely poverty-related policy updates and resources from across Canada.  

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Updates to Canada’s Official Poverty Line and the Dimensions of Poverty Hub

Posted by Alison Homer on October 2, 2020

On September 8th, 2020, Statistics Canada updated the Dimensions of Poverty Hub, Canada’s official poverty dashboard for Opportunity for All, Canada’s first poverty reduction strategy.

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