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Forced Out: Evictions, Race, and Poverty in Toronto

Sep 16, 2020 | Resource Centre, Social Inclusion

The Wellesley Institute is a registered non-profit charity, working on research and policy to improve health and health equity in the Great Toronto Area (GTA) through action on the social determinants of health. They have recently published a preliminary report Forced Out: Evictions, Race, and Poverty in Toronto. Scott Leon, one of the authors of the study, says “this study highlights the stark disparities in eviction filings across Toronto prior to COVID-19. Eviction filing rates were twice as high in neighbourhoods where more low-income renters live. Independent of this association, we also find that Toronto has a racialized eviction problem. Black Torontonians may be at increased risk of eviction.”

Read the full report here.

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

The Montreal Indigenous community NETWORK has shared the Indigenous Ally Toolkit. With the intention to explore “the role that an individual occupies and plays within the collective experience,” the toolkit is an important resource to educate non-Indigenous allies while demystifying allyship and what it entails. This resource was created by The Montreal Indigenous community NETWORK.

Beyond Reconciliation, Indigenization is Key

Beyond Reconciliation, Indigenization is Key

In the shared culture manifesto, a focus is given to the Seven Sacred Teachings of the Grandfathers that provide insight into the values held by the organization: honesty, wisdom, courage, humility, love, respect and trust.

LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness

LGBTQ+ Youth Homelessness

Homelessness continues to disadvantage some groups more than others. The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness presents an analysis regarding LGBTQ+ youth's legal needs. An indispensable tool with many legal answers for youth community housing providers. To read the...

Database Analyst to Join the Team
Database Analyst to Join the Team

We are looking to hire a Database Analyst to join our devoted team. Our mission is to support the transformation of the community housing sector in Canada. This specific mandate will help us better understand and serve the needs of Canada’s community housing sector, ensure funds are used equitably and efficiently and meet our priority areas of focus all across the country.

Native Inter-Tribal Housing Co-operative Feasibility Study
Native Inter-Tribal Housing Co-operative Feasibility Study

“We are pleased to announce we have awarded $39,983 to Native Inter-Tribal Housing Co-operative to undertake a feasibility study assessing the need for support to sustain Indigenous housing in London, Ontario,” says Stéphan Corriveau,ED of the Community Housing Transformation Centre.

Former St. John’s City Councillor, Hope Jamieson Joins The Centre
Former St. John’s City Councillor, Hope Jamieson Joins The Centre

When we think of Newfoundland and Labrador, we have to think in terms of rural vs. urban. In St. John’s (urban), there are services along the housing continuum. Although there are gaps in services, for example, there is no emergency shelter that will take you if you’re a high-need client in active addiction, the services from emergency shelter to coop, or social housing exist. However, a lot of organizations are running beyond their organizational capacity because they don’t have access to adequate funding.

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