Social Planning Toronto is pleased to announce that the Frances Lankin Community Service Award for 2016 will be presented to Debbie Douglas

Social Planning Toronto is pleased to announce that the Frances Lankin Community Service Award for 2016 will be presented to Debbie Douglas Debbie Douglas Debbie Douglas has a long and impressive track record as a leader in the settlement sector and has made an outstanding contribution in other sectors over the last 25 years in Read More …

SPT Consultation Report: Private-Sector Rental Housing in Greater Toronto

Over 100 service providers and housing advocates in Toronto, Peel Region and York Region took part in consultations on private-sector rental housing. As a member of the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership (NCRP), Social Planning Toronto, in partnership with the Social Planning Council of Peel and the Social Planning Council of York Region, organized five consultations Read More …

Press Release: “The Time for Inclusionary Zoning is NOW”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2016 Community Groups across Ontario Tell the Province “The Time for Inclusionary Zoning is NOW” March 11th, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Dozens of community groups and networks across Ontario are urging the Province to stop blocking municipalities from adopting inclusionary zoning policies to build desperately needed affordable housing. Through inclusionary Read More …

Community groups tell Minister to stop stalling on inclusionary zoning

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“Stop Stalling on Inclusionary Zoning, Let Us Build Housing”, communities tell Minister

On Friday, March 11 at 12:30 pm, Social Planning Toronto, ACORN, and Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton will be speaking to media about the urgent need for the Ontario government to allow municipalities the power to use inclusionary zoning policies to build new housing. In spite of the unrelenting call from city planners, community groups and political figures for many years, the Province continues to prohibit inclusionary zoning. In the latest call, 57 community groups and networks operating throughout Ontario called on the Province to act now on inclusionary zoning by moving either of the two private members’ bills (Bill 3 and Bill 39) already before the legislature.

When: 12:30 pm, Friday, March 11, 2016

Where: Media Studio, Queen’s Park Legislative Assembly, Main Legislative Building, 1st Floor, West Wing, Room 148

Who: Sean Meagher, Executive Director, Social Planning Toronto
Mike Layton, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, ACORN Spokesperson

For more information:
Sean Meagher, Social Planning Toronto
2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 1J3
Tel: (416) 820-7889
smeagher@socialplanningtoronto.org Read More …

Job Posting – Hub Coordinator – 1652 Keele St. Community Alliance

1652 Keele Street Community Alliance JOB POSTING Job Title: Hub Coordinator Status: Part-time contract for 29 weeks (part of SPT bargaining unit) Hours: 21 hours per week (flexible schedule that might include evenings) Rate: $22.95 per hour plus benefits BACKGROUND: The 1652 Keele Street Community Alliance (the Alliance) is a multi-sectoral group of five non-profit Read More …