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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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Leveraging Local Assets through Anchor Collaboratives

Posted by Elle Richards on February 19, 2020

In January we heard from Nate Stephens of the Democracy Collaborative and Hanifa Kassam from the Toronto Poverty Reduction Office share their work of Anchor Collaboratives.

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2 Key Elements for Building Community Safety & Well-Being Plans

Posted by Heather Keam on February 5, 2020
Recently, on a webinar called Building Social Capital through Community Development, we asked the 160 participants what their ideal community looks and feels like. Here's what we heard; 
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Strength in numbers: Targeting labour force participation to improve prosperity in Ontario

Posted by Alison Homer on January 19, 2018

In its 16th Annual Report, Strength in numbers: Targeting labour force participation to improve prosperity in Ontario, Ontario’s Panel on Economic Growth & Prosperity analyzes Ontario's GDP per capita compared to ten similar peer jurisdictions (Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, the Netherlands, Tennessee, Sweden, Michigan, Australia, British Columbia, and Québec) and analyzes the labour force participation rate of youth, women, older workers, and Indigenous Peoples in Ontario.

The analysis reveals that Ontario continues to experience a ‘prosperity gap’ – GDP per capita is $5,600 below its peer jurisdictions.

Removing the barriers faced by these four groups has the potential to close Ontario's prosperity gap and could add $54.0 billion to the economy.

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