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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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Dufferin County’s TeleCheck Joins the Formal Health Care System

Posted by Natasha Pei on September 10, 2020

The Dufferin County Equity Collaborative and its partners are better aligning the local health system. During COVID-19, TeleCheck, a unique volunteer-based community service offering regular check-in calls to support seniors (55+ years), was recognized as an essential community health service and has officially been integrated into the Headwaters Health Care Centre operations.

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Five good ideas for income supports in a post-CERB Canada

Posted by Maytree on August 31, 2020

To say that the past four months have been full of change is an understatement. But here’s one more thing we need to change.

If we are going to shape a future that recognizes the inherent dignity in everyone, and reduces inequities across race, gender, and income, we need to think beyond traditional economic and social policy thinking from decades past, and move into a post-CERB world. To do this, we need to chart out our path, and think collectively about the ideas and principles that will be our north star as we work to strengthen our social safety net.

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Challenging Systemic Barriers (in Waterloo Region) – The Equity Lens

Posted by Elle Richards on August 24, 2020

Are you biased? Do you put people in boxes? Or are you culturally competent? Want to be the master of being inclusive? These are just a handful of topics one community is challenging its residents to explore.

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Cities Reducing Poverty Policy Digest - July/August 2020

Posted by Elle Richards on August 19, 2020

Welcome to the July/August 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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"Recovery UBI" a Basic Income Proposal to Spur Economic Recovery

Posted by UBI Works on August 14, 2020

UBI Works, an organization representing over 40,000 basic income advocates, has launched their proposal for a national basic income, Recovery UBI. Their plan bridges the gap between current pandemic supports and an eventual long-term basic income that would address the inadequacies in Canada’s current social safety net. It would provide all Canadian adults (no matter their income or existing supports) with $500/month and further establish a guaranteed minimum income to address the persistent poverty currently trapping so many Canadians.

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Basic Income in Canada: What We’ve Learned So Far

Posted by Natasha Pei on August 5, 2020

Basic Income Canada Network (BCIN) defines Basic Income as:

“A Basic Income Guarantee ensures that everyone has an income sufficient to meet basic needs and live with dignity, regardless of work status”

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