SPT Soundbites e-Bulletins

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2015

July 6, 2015

In This Issue: Announcement of SPT’s New Executive Director; Executive Committee’s Unanimous Vote for Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy; Action Alert: Prosperity Picnic in Front of City Hall as City Council Votes on Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy; and SPT Research and Policy Forum on Youth Civic Engagement Ahead of 2015 Federal Election

June 9, 2015
In This Issue: Highlights of SPT Annual General Meeting and Panel on Social Justice; C2C Coalition’s Six Discussion Papers on Priorities for Toronto’s New Poverty Reduction Strategy; Highlights of Inclusionary Zoning Forum; Ontario Government Labour Law Review and Public Consultations; and Newcomer Mental Health Symposium

May 13, 2015
In This Issue: Announcement of SPT Annual General Meeting and Panel on Social Justice; Forum on Inclusionary Zoning; SPT Senior Planner Recipient of Community Award; Highlights of Newcomer Youth and Recreation Conference; Policy Forum on School Closures; Etobicoke North Event on Regional Transit; Forum on Future of Youth Jobs Strategy; Ontario Labour Law Review and Call for Action; and Call to Action Against Privatization of Hydro One

April 9, 2015
In This Issue: Quarterly Report on SPT’s Activities; Frances Lankin Award Ceremony, Announcement to Hire New Executive Director; Call to Action on Toronto Poverty Reduction Plan; Toronto’s Living Wage Update; Fight for $15 and Fairness Campaign Launch; York South-Weston Community Forum on Food Security; Call to Action on Privatization of Garbage Pickup; and Petition to Stop Mass Deportation of Migrant Workers

March 6, 2015
In This Issue: Forum on Newcomer Youth and Recreation; Forum on Mergers, Integrations and Amalgamations in Community Sector; Campaign against 4 Year Limit on Migrant Workers; and Call for Nominations: Board of Directors

February 9, 2015
In This Issue: City Councillors’ Budget Town Halls; Action Alerts on Reducing Poverty through Public Investments and Reinstating Long-Form Census; Former SPT Board Member Recipient of the Order of Canada; and Educational Evening at City Hall Rotunda on Middle Childhood

January 15, 2015
(Special Edition on City of Toronto’s 2015 Budget)
City of Toronto’s Budget Process Kick-off and Important Dates; SPT Budget Forums; City Councillors’ Budget Meetings; C2C Campaigns’ Training Workshops; and TTCriders’ Asks re City Budget

2014

December 17, 2014
In This Issue: SPT 2014 Year-end Review Report; City of Toronto Budget Launch and SPT Forums; SPT Staff Recipient of Community Award; Forum on Youth Civic Engagement; Brown Canada Summit 2020; Newcomer Civic Participation Forum; and Toronto Ward Boundary Review

December 8, 2014
In This Issue: Ontario-Focused Job Site for Nonprofits; International Human Rights Day Public Forum; Report on Minimum Wage Earners and Where They Work; Toronto Ward Boundary Review; and Poverty Reduction Survey

October 24, 2014
In This Issue: Municipal Election Fact Sheets; Survey Responses from Municipal Election Candidates, “My First Time Toronto” Campaign; Community Services Day; and New Staff Announcements

August 19, 2014
In This Issue: SPT Job Postings for Researcher Positions, and SPT’s Role in Retaining Exemption from the City’s Lobbyist Registry for Non-Profits

June 5, 2014
In This Issue: SPT Provincial Election Fact Sheets; Research & Policy Forum on Participatory Budgeting; and Screening of Film on Police and Community in Toronto

May 8, 2014
In This Issue: SPT Annual General Meeting Proceedings; Book Launch and Panel Discussion on Streaming in Ontario Schools; and More News from Partners

April 16, 2014
In This Issue: Reminder for SPT’s Annual General Meeting; City Council Vote for a Poverty Reduction Strategy; SPT Forum on Toronto Municipal Election 2014; Action Alert on Ontario Government’s Bills to Protect Workers

March 31, 2014
In This Issue: Call to Action on Toronto’s Poverty Reduction Strategy; Highlights of Frances Lankin Award Event; SPT’s New Resources on Voter Turnout in 2012 and Socio-Economic Landscape of Waterfront Neighbourhoods

March 12, 2014
In This Issue: Kay Blair Recipient of Frances Lankin Award; Triple Threat to Equity Campaign Update; SPACE Coalition Event on Community Space in Neighbourhoods; a Call to Action on Toronto Ranked Ballot Act; Forum on Elimination of Racial Discrimination; and More Stories from Partners

February 28, 2014
In This Issue: Highlights of Forum on Social Impact Bonds; Reminders for SPT Frances Lankin Award Event and Nominations for Board of Directors; and More News

February 13, 2014
In This Issue: SPT in the News for Call on a Toronto Anti-Poverty Plan; Call for Nominations for Board of Directors; SPNO’s Statement on National Household Survey; and Other Updates

January 29, 2014
In This Issue: City Budget Final Decisions; C2C Community Grants Profile Series; and News from Partners

January 15, 2014
In This Issue: Detailed Report on City Budget 2014; City Councillors’ Budget Town Halls; City Budget Resources; SPT Forum on Social Impact Bonds; and Call for Nominations for Frances Lankin Award

2013

December 20, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Year-end Message: Sign Petitions for Bold Action against Poverty & $14 Minimum Wage – and Key Upcoming Dates in 2014

December 4, 2013
In This Issue: City Budget 2014 Analysis; C2C Budget Fact Sheets; Budget Meetings in Several Wards; Environment Justice Talk in Jane-Finch Neighbourhood

November 21, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Budget Forums; Report on Public Space and Public Use; NoJets TO Campaign; Petition to Demand Poverty Reduction Strategy for City of Toronto – plus More News

November 6, 2013
In This Issue: Research Roundtable on Youth Unemployment; SPT Budget Forums; and C2C Campaign Updates

October 24, 2013
In This Issue: Panel on Poverty Elimination; City’s Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy 2020; Book Launch and More News

October 9, 2013
In This Issue: C2C Campaign Launch; Minimum Wage Rally; and More

September 11, 2013
In This Issue: Paper on Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy and Transit; Session on Social Justice Movement Building; and Much More

August 21, 2013
In This Issue: Report on Agencies Serving Undocumented Residents; Minimum Wage Protest; and Media Coverage of SPT’s Activities

August 7, 2013
In This Issue: Forums on Housing & Organizing for Change; Minimum Wage Campaign; and More Updates

July 17, 2013
In This Issue: Successful Petition Stops Contracting Out of City’s Jobs; Survey of Immigrant and Refugee Serving Agencies; News from Partners

July 3, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Recipient of Community Engagement Award; Updates on Triple Threat to Equity Campaign, Affordable Housing Forum and SPACE Coalition

June 19, 2013
In This Issue: Panel Discussion on Jobs & Workers’ Rights; Petition to Toronto District School Board to Stop Shortchanging Students; and More

June 5, 2013
In This Issue: Updates on Triple Threat to Equity Campaign; SPNO Research Forum; and More Stories

May 22, 2013
In This Issue: Triple Threat to Equity Campaign and Community Meetings; Announcement of SPT Annual General Meeting; City of Toronto’s Training on Wellbeing Toronto Website; and More

March 27, 2013
In This Issue: Frances Lankin Award Ceremony; SPT Staff Article on Role of Toronto Ombudsman; Updates from Poverty Free Ontario Coalition, SPACE & 25in5 Campaigns

March 6, 2013
In This Issue: SPT Symposium on Community Sector Mergers; Update from SPACE Coalition; and News from Partners

2012

December 21, 2012
In This Issue: SPT 2013 Symposium; “In School Out of School” Research Forum; and More Updates

November 9, 2012
In This Issue: Riding Profiles Launch; SPT Member Forum on City Budget; Scarborough Youth Awards and More

October 17, 2012
In This Issue: Updates on C2C Campaign; SPT Budget Forum and City Budget – and More News!

October 3, 2012
In This Issue: Countdown to 2012 City Budget; C2C Campaign Updates; and Alerts on Upcoming Policy Forums

August 31, 2012
In This Issue: Member Forum “Fair is Fair: Meet Toronto’s Ombudsman” – and Other Updates and News

August 8, 2012
In This Issue: SPT Statement on Community Voices and Violence; Call for Action to Save City’s Hardship Fund – and More

July 18, 2012
In This Issue: Policy Forum on Cuts to Services; TDSB Budget Games; and Updates on Garbage Fees for Charities

June 26, 2012
In This Issue: Action on Poverty Profile Release; Member Forum on Austerity Agenda; and More

June 8, 2012
In This Issue: Recommendations by Alliance for a Poverty-Free Toronto; Etobicoke Civic Action Group on Austerity Budgets; and Other Media and Community Updates

May 22, 2012
In This Issue: Call for Action on Charity Garbage Fees; SPT New Initiative in Scarborough; and Other Updates

May 2, 2012
In This Issue: Member Forum on Garbage Fees for Charities; and Other Reports and Reminders

April 20, 2012
In This Issue: Policy Forum on Co-Op & Non-Profit Housing; Roundtable on Income Inequality; and Other Updates

April 4, 2012
In This Issue: Registration for Frances Lankin Event; SPT Annual General Meeting and Policy Forums – Other News and Calls for Action

March 21, 2012
In This Issue: SPT Forums on Housing & Employment and Corporate Partnerships with Schools; Updates on Annual General Meeting and Local Immigration Partnership project in Weston Mount-Dennis

March 9, 2012
In This Issue: Updates on Frances Lankin Award Event, Nominations for SPT Board of Directors and Lost in the Shuffle report; Announcement of New Staff Member at SPT

February 14, 2012
In This Issue: Call for Nominations: Frances Lankin Award; Highlights of TDSB’s Human Resource Committee’s Meeting; Budget Watch 2012 Update

January 19, 2012
In This Issue: Final City Budget Vote; Commitment to Community Achievements; and Other News and Updates

2011

December 21, 2011
In This Issue: Call for Action on City Budget; Deputation on Housing; Report on Impacts of City Core Services Review; and More!

November 30, 2011
In This Issue: Community Gathering to Save City’s Housing Support Services; Actions on International Day for Eradication of Poverty; and Community Organizing in Scarborough

November 15, 2011
In This Issue: Call for Action to Save City’s Hardship Fund; Housing Action Now Public Forum; and Other Reports

November 1, 2011
In This Issue: Member Forum on City Budget; Meeting on Housing and Homelessness; New APCOL Project in Mount Dennis; and C2C Updates

October 19, 2011
In This Issue: SPT Member Survey on Organizational Strategic Direction; Forum on City Budget; SPT Report on Fees and Fundraising in TDSB

July 7, 2011
In This Issue: Forum on Social Assistance Review; Research Forum on Community Organizing and Policy Making; Report on Barriers to Youth Access to Space – and More!

June 23, 2011
In This Issue: SPT Recipient of Vital Ideas Award; Fees and Fundraising Updates and More

June 8, 2011
In This Issue: Updates from Toronto Working Group on Poverty and C2C Campaign; Community Engagement in 2011 Federal Election

May 30, 2011
In This Issue: Research Forum on Justice and Equity on the Job; Thoughts on School Fundraising; SPT Deputation on Selling of TCHC Homes; & Other News

May 13, 2011
In This Issue: City Budget 2012 Alert; Poverty-Free Ontario Gathering; Privatization of Garbage Collection; and TDSB Budget Consultations

April 28, 2011
In This Issue: SPT’s Annual General Meeting and Spring Symposium; Session on Community Planning; Deputation on Solid Waste and Democratic Process – and More!

April 20, 2011
In This Issue: SPT’s Spring Symposium; Commitment to Community Campaign; Service Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants in Urdu – and More!

March 30, 2011
In This Issue: SPT Annual General Meeting; Poverty-Free Ontario Update; News from Partners

March 16, 2011
In This Issue: Research Forum on Affordable Housing; Update on 25in5 Campaign; and More

March 1, 2011
In This Issue: Report on City Budget Decisions; Anti-Poverty Roundtable in Etobicoke; Update on Local Immigration Partnership Project

February 18, 2011
In This Issue: Policy Roundtable on Public Accountability & Service Delivery; Detailed Report on City Budget; and Much More

February 4, 2011
In This Issue: Discussion on Inequities in School Fees; School for Low-Income Kids; and Other Updates

January 19, 2011
In This Issue: City Budget Process Update; Efforts to Tackle Poverty in Toronto; and News from Partners

2010

December 16, 2010
In This Issue: Frances Lankin Community Tribute; Real Cost of Public Education; and City Budget Watch Dates

December 1, 2010
In This Issue: Highlights of Research and Policy Forum on the Relationship between Community Sector and Ontario Government; Save the Census Campaign Update; Taking Action on Housing; and More

November 16, 2010
In This Issue: Details of Forum on Relationship between Non-Profits and Ontario Government; Call on Federal Government to Take Action on Housing; City Council Endorsement of Participatory Budget; and Much More

November 1, 2010
In This Issue: Town Hall on Federal Government’s Role in Affordable Housing; Snapshot of Recent Developments in Mount Dennis; and More

October 15, 2010
In This Issue: Municipal Candidates’ Position on Poverty; “Footprint on the City” Report; and Community Resource Guide for Non-Status Immigrants

September 30, 2010
In This Issue: Forum on Women, City Services and Municipal Election; Toronto Open Budget Initiative; and Making Commitments on Poverty

September 16, 2010
In This Issue: SPT “Toronto Votes” Kits; Student Placements at SPT; and Ontario’s Social Landscape of Local Communities

August 31, 2010
In This Issue: Forum on Schools as Community Hubs; “Save the Census” Campaign Update; and More

August 17, 2010
In This Issue: Local Immigration Partnership Project Update; Article on Reality of Living on Social Assistance; and More

August 4, 2010
In This Issue: Fight to Keep Census; SPT’s Symposium on Schools as Community Hubs; News from Our Partners

July 20, 2010
In This Issue: Forum on Responding to Partnership Projects; SPT’s New Study on Barriers to Higher Education for Non-Status Immigrant Students; Long Form Census and More

April 26, 2010
In This Issue: Research & Policy Forum; Call for Nomination for SPT Board of Directors; and City Council’s Budget Process

April 12, 2010
SPT Soundbites e-Bulletin Is Back!
In This Issue: City-wide Transit Effort; Local Immigrant Partnerships; and SPT’s Response to 2010 Provincial Budget

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Announcement – New Executive Director Social Planning Toronto

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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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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

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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

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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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