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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 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

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

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.

October 29, 2019

Everything you thought you knew about homelessness is wrong

We must change how we see people on the streets in order to solve the problems that put them there

September 18, 2019

Land acknowledgements: uncovering an oral history of Tkaronto

The GTA has been home to Indigenous peoples for millennia. Here, Sara Roque and Selena Mills share their reflections on this land

September 03, 2019

Respecting invisible disabilities is everyone's job

When physical or mental challenges aren't obvious, people often judge, shame or dismiss. Here's how to do better

August 28, 2019

Here's just how much poverty can hold kids back

Poverty has serious repercussions for people of all ages. But for kids, it has particularly devastating effects. An alarming 17 per cent of Canadian children live in poverty. In Toronto, the rate is even higher.

August 19, 2019

I aged out of foster care at 16 and it wasn't what I expected

Many misconceptions surround youth who’ve been in the child welfare system. I hope my story makes you rethink yours