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February 03, 2023

Booming GTA can still embrace “truly inclusive communities”

The GTA is booming with development and revitalization projects, but that growth doesn't have to come at the expense of local communities.

January 20, 2023

Islamophobia is still present in our communities, but there is hope

ISNA Canada’s Elaaf Siddiqui shares her perspective on Islamophobia today and the inspiration she gets from Muslim youth

May 27, 2022

Beyond the pandemic – where do you want the next four years to take us?

Investment in a strong and sustainable community services sectors is vital to our shared future – and not just to respond to urgent and basic needs. But also, to tackle the most troubling systemic issues -- where poverty, geography and equity intersect, -- that limit the full capacity of our communities today and rob our province of potential for the future.

July 20, 2021

What is social capital and why does it matter

Social capital is not just a nice to have, but a must have. Learn more about this critical connective tissue that makes communities safer for all

December 23, 2020

What is intergenerational trauma and how do you heal from it?

Breaking the cycle of trauma has Indigenous peoples in Canada working through more than 150 years of hurt.

October 16, 2020

A neighbourhood lens on food security

Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it. Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think.

April 23, 2020

What people just don't get about youth homelessness in Canada

Street kids are not just rebels without a cause—and they want (and need) your help.

April 14, 2020

Why income inequality is at the root of all problems

The gap between rich and poor impacts both mental and physical health for everyone. And COVID-19 is taking this realization mainstream

April 07, 2020

Everything you thought you knew about addiction is wrong

Misconceptions and stereotypes around drug use are dehumanizing and unhelpful.

March 12, 2020

How food banks in Canada work—and why they’re necessary

With rising unaffordability and income inequality in Toronto and the GTA, food banks are needed more than ever

March 03, 2020

6 ways to make life better for women in the GTA

How do you eliminate gendered poverty? Start by creating smart public policies, like these places around the globe.

February 24, 2020

Why loneliness in seniors is a health hazard

Seniors are living longer than ever, but that doesn’t mean they’re living life to the fullest. As society ages and families become more dispersed, loneliness and senior isolation are on the radar of healthcare professionals.