SPT Research Reports

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Reports by Year

2014
Where are Minimum Wage Earners in Ontario Working?
The Economy and Resilience of Newcomers: Exploring Newcomer Entrepreneurship
The Hidden Epidemic: A Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto
Building Toronto, Creating Community: The City of Toronto’s Investment in Nonprofit Community Services

2013
Toward a Poverty Elimination Strategy for the City of Toronto
Public Space for Public Use: A Review of Community Access to School and Municipal Facilities in Ontario
It All Begins with Space: Maximizing Use of Public Assets for Engaged and Healthier Neighbourhoods in Toronto
Accessing Community Programs and Services for Non-Status Immigrants in Toronto: Organizational Challenges and Responses
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Parent Resource Manual and Workshop
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Staff Resource Manual and Workshop
Toronto Shelter Providers: A Short Survey

2011
Public System, Private Money: Fees, Fundraising and Equity in the Toronto District School Board 
Another Winter, Another Spring: Toronto Youth Speak Out about Space

2010
Toronto Community Services Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants  (chinese, english, spanish, tamil, urdu)
Footprint on the City: A Portrait of the City-Wide Agency Network and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
Policy without Practice: Barriers to Enrollment for Non-Status Immigrant Students in Toronto’s Catholic Schools
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Unyielding Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Toronto Bulletin

2009
Hard Hit: The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
Hard Hit: The Toronto Story
Toronto’s Social Landscape: 10-Year Trends, 1996-2006
Progress and Pitfalls: A Review of Community Use of Schools and Access to Municipal Spaces
Uninsured: Why EI is Failing Working Ontarians
Sick and Tired: The Compromised Health of Social Assistance Recipients and the Working Poor in Ontario
Middle Childhood Matters: An Inventory of Full-Week After-School Programs for Children 6-12 Years in Toronto

2008
What Was Heard: Residents’ Thoughts on Revitalizing Alexandra Park
The Right to Learn: Access to Public Education for Non-Status Immigrants

2007
Lost in the Shuffle: The Impact of Child Homelessness on Children’s Education in Toronto
Breaking Down Barriers: Opening Up Ontario’s Schools for Expanded Community Use

2006
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Community Service Sector: Improving Working Conditions and Ensuring Quality Services
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Immigrant- and Refugee-Serving Sector

2005
Renewing Toronto’s ESL Programs … Charting a Course Towards More Effects ESL Program Delivery
Opening the Doors to Ontario’s Schools: Community Use of Schools Program, Year One Impacts and Opportunities

2004
Community Voices: Young Parents in Toronto Speak Out About Work, Community Services and Family Life

Reports by Issue Area

Labour Markets & Income Security
Where are Minimum Wage Earners in Ontario Working?
The Economy and Resilience of Newcomers: Exploring Newcomer Entrepreneurship
The Hidden Epidemic: A Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto
Toward a Poverty Elimination Strategy for the City of Toronto
Uninsured: Why EI is Failing Working Ontarians
Sick and Tired: The Compromised Health of Social Assistance Recipients and the Working Poor in Ontario
Community Voices: Young Parents in Toronto Speak Out About Work, Community Services and Family Life

Public Education & Human Development
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Parent Resource Manual and Workshop
Lost in the Shuffle: In Support of Children in Transition – Staff Resource Manual and Workshop
Public System, Private Money: Fees, Fundraising and Equity in the Toronto District School Board 
Policy without Practice: Barriers to Enrollment for Non-Status Immigrant Students in Toronto’s Catholic Schools
Middle Childhood Matters: An Inventory of Full-Week After-School Programs for Children 6-12 Years in Toronto
The Right to Learn: Access to Public Education for Non-Status Immigrants
Lost in the Shuffle: The Impact of Child Homelessness on Children’s Education in Toronto
Renewing Toronto’s ESL Programs … Charting a Course Towards More Effects ESL Program Delivery

Community Infrastructure
Building Toronto, Creating Community: The City of Toronto’s Investment in Nonprofit Community Services
Public Space for Public Use: A Review of Community Access to School and Municipal Facilities in Ontario
It All Begins with Space: Maximizing Use of Public Assets for Engaged and Healthier Neighbourhoods in Toronto
Accessing Community Programs and Services for Non-Status Immigrants in Toronto: Organizational Challenges and Responses
Toronto Shelter Providers: A Short Survey
Another Winter, Another Spring: Toronto Youth Speak Out about Space
Toronto Community Services Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants (chinese, english, spanish, tamil, urdu)
Footprint on the City: A Portrait of the City-Wide Agency Network and Toronto Neighbourhood Centres
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Unyielding Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
A Recovery-Free Zone: The Toronto Bulletin
Hard Hit: The Impact of the Economic Downturn on Nonprofit Community Social Services in Ontario
Hard Hit: The Toronto Story
Toronto’s Social Landscape: 10-Year Trends, 1996-2006
Progress and Pitfalls: A Review of Community Use of Schools and Access to Municipal Spaces
What Was Heard: Residents’ Thoughts on Revitalizing Alexandra Park
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Community Service Sector: Improving Working Conditions and Ensuring Quality Services
On the Front Lines of Toronto’s Immigrant- and Refugee-Serving Sector
Breaking Down Barriers: Opening Up Ontario’s Schools for Expanded Community Use
Opening the Doors to Ontario’s Schools: Community Use of Schools Program, Year One Impacts and Opportunities

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Announcement – New Executive Director Social Planning Toronto

Posted on 26. Jun, 2015 by .

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After a rigorous selection process, Social Planning Toronto is very pleased to announce that we have selected Sean Meagher as our new Executive Director. Sean has a long history in community engagement and community development across Toronto, with a record of innovative and inclusive strategies that reflect Social Planning Toronto’s values and commitment. Sean has, […]

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Press Release: Community Coalition outlines priorities for City’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy

Posted on 09. Jun, 2015 by .

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Click any of the links below to download our reports. Each report is one of a series of papers proposing priority actions for the City of Toronto’s forthcoming Poverty Reduction Strategy. It benefitted from input from hundreds of people from over 75 organizations and communities groups across Toronto. Press Release: Community Coalition outlines priorities for […]

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SPT Inclusionary Zoning Forum – videos of all speakers available

Posted on 08. Jun, 2015 by .

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On Thursday, May 21st, Social Planning Toronto hosted a forum at College Street United Church to discuss possibilities and prospects of Inclusionary Zoning programs and their effectiveness in addressing an affordable housing crisis in Toronto.  70 people were in attendance and the event drew the attention of some media (including Metroland Media’s – Inside Toronto).  SPT Board Member […]

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Community Coalition outlines priorities for City’s new Poverty Reduction Strategy

Posted on 04. Jun, 2015 by .

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Commitment to Community, a coalition of residents, community agencies and groups across the city, today released six summary reports outlining priorities for Toronto’s forthcoming Poverty Reduction Strategy. “City Council has a great opportunity to take action now to reduce Toronto’s poverty levels – the highest among large Cities in Canada, and still growing,” said Winston […]

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