Posted on 15. Oct, 2015 by Mohammad Araf.
Social Planning Toronto and its partners have put together a series of 14 informative fact sheets on important social issues that the federal government needs to address. We had previously posted many of them in English, Arabic, Bengali, Igbo, Somali, Swahili, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu languages. Below are six of our fact sheets translated […]
Posted on 13. Oct, 2015 by Mary.
Toronto Remains the Child Poverty Capital of Canada A new report from Social Planning Toronto and partners shows that, amongst large Canadian cities, Toronto continues to have the highest percentage of children and youth living in poverty. Key findings from the attached report, which is based on recently released Statistics Canada Taxfiler data for 2013: […]
Posted on 09. Oct, 2015 by Mohammad Araf.
The federal election is less than two weeks from now, on October 19. Advance polls take place on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of October. For information on where, when and how to vote, go to www.elections.ca. Social Planning Toronto and its partners have developed 14 fact sheets on important social issues that need […]
Posted on 17. Sep, 2015 by Mohammad Araf.
On October 19, Canadians will go to the polls to elect their next federal government. Social Planning Toronto and its partners have developed educational and informative resources for voters to learn about 14 important social issues that need the federal government’s action. These fact sheets provide an introduction and analysis of specific issues followed by […]
SPT Submission to the Changing Workplaces Review: Workers Deserve $15 Minimum Wage and Better Protections
Posted on 15. Sep, 2015 by Mohammad Araf.
The nature of employment and workplaces has changed considerably over the last few decades in Ontario. Our province has seen a shift away from full-time, stable work towards temporary, involuntary part-time, casual and contract jobs. These jobs are mostly low-paid, insecure, and without benefits. Our labour laws, as they currently stand, are no longer responsive […]