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Posted on 17. May, 2013 by admin.
SPT’s successful two-day symposium in February had a relationship theme-”Shotgun Weddings”, “Arranged Marriages”, and “Friends with Benefits”- to playfully describe the evolving relationships in the community services sector. SPT welcomed over 160 participants from a wide range of organizations and …
Posted on 17. May, 2013 by admin.
Over the past year, the work of Social Planning Toronto has taken place against a backdrop of growing social and economic inequality, of diminishing public resources, and an increasing polarization between the powerful and the powerless. In that context, our …
SPT launches New Report A Triple Threat to Equity Changing Priorities for Toronto Schools A Policy Brief on Learning Opportunities and ESL Funding in the Toronto District School Board
Posted on 06. May, 2013 by Mary.
A Triple Threat to Equity Changing Priorities for Toronto Schools
The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the largest school board in Canada and has a total operating budget of approximately $2.8 billion. The Ministry of Education provides …
Posted on 03. May, 2013 by Beth.
Register now for SPT’s June 5 forum!
Students, journalists, researchers, community groups, and almost any other individuals require access to data, whether it is for personal or professional use. Unfortunately, how to access this data is not always clear.
In 2013 the City of Toronto released the second version of Wellbeing Toronto, a website and mapping system chock-full of data about Toronto neighbourhoods.
Join us as City of Toronto staff provide step-by-step training on Wellbeing Toronto, including its exciting new features, and share other excellent resources available to you and your community.
Speakers: Harvey Low, Manager, Social Research & Analysis Unit, Toronto Social Development Finance & Administration Division, City of Toronto
Mat Krepicz, Senior Analyst, Social Policy Analysis & Research, City of Toronto
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Time: 9:30 am—12 noon
Location: Social Planning Toronto 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001 Toronto, ON
Registration required as space is limited.
To register please go to: http://juneresearchandpolicyforum.eventbrite.ca/ or contact Mary Micallef at email@example.com or 416-351-0095 x 251.
Posted on 12. Apr, 2013 by Beth.
Thanks to everyone who called on Toronto City Council to open emergency shelter space!
After months of strong community activism and engagement, Toronto City Council voted 40-1 in favour of making the City’s 172 flex beds and additional space available in response to the homeless shelter crisis. City staff now have direction from City Council to open these spaces as needed with an aim of maintaining shelter capacity at 90% or less. City Council also voted to conduct a third party review of the shelter system to improve services and meet community need. Mayor Ford was the only member of Council to oppose the motion. These Council decisions will bring much needed attention to the shelter system to better support people who are homeless.
It wouldn’t have happened without community support! Over 1,400 residents signed the petition urging City Council to open emergency shelter space – joining with dozens of anti-poverty activists, and 40 organizations that signed an open letter to City Council calling for additional space.
Thanks to everyone who took part in this important call for action.
Read all about it:
Toronto Star, Editorial: http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorials/2013/04/08/mayor_rob_ford_is_wrong_toronto_needs_more_shelter_beds_editorial.html
Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2013/04/04/toronto_council_tells_city_to_aim_for_more_homeless_shelter_space.html
Toronto City Council minutes: http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.CD19.1