Fact Sheet: New Social Assistance Rates

This fact sheet from the Income Security Advocacy Centre shows current and new monthly Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) benefit rate amounts.

CITY Leaders program accepting applications

The United Way's CITY Leaders program provides young adults with the practical knowledge and tools to become effective leaders. Application deadline Nov. 30 for January 2010 program.

Hunger Count 2009 - 19% increase in Ontario

Published annually by Food Banks Canada, this is a comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada, and recommendations for change. Take particular note of the Ontario stats on page 28.

Communities Speak: Report from Housing Network of Ontario

This Housing Network of Ontario report consolidates recommendations made by many hundreds of Ontarians who participated in almost 40 community meetings and consultations focused on developing an affordable housing strategy, held from June to November 2009.

How will HST affect your organization?

In June 2010 the HST will come into effect. The Ontario Nonprofit Network has put together a detailed brief and a tool for assessing its impact on your organization.

Save the Date: Toronto - A City Fit for Children

Toronto - A City Fit for Children
One School Age Child at a Time

Middle Childhood Matters Coalition Toronto is hosting a one day interactive forum with leading Canadian researchers and dynamic speakers in the field of middle childhood.

When: Wednesday, May 12th, 2010
Where: Metro Central YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $50.00 per person before March 19th, $65.00 thereafter

Carol Goar reports on SPT Research Forum and Hard Hit

Read the responding Letter to the Editor from Jonah Schein.

Drought in giving scorches non-profit sector

By Carol Goar for Toronto Star

It was a stirring call to arms. "Give the leaders of business and politics hell because that's where we're all going to end up," John Andras, co-founder of the Recession Relief Coalition, told a roomful of community activists. "We must remind them that they have a responsibility not just to the privileged few, but to all of us."

Mapping EI Changes in Ontario

This map from Statistics Canada demonstrates the percentage change in the number of EI recipients in Ontario between August 08 and August 09.

City of Toronto Launches 'Open'

The City of Toronto's official data set catalogue (beta version) has opened. Access City data, get information about City data and the City's OpenTO initiative and give them feedback.

New Recession Relief Coalition Newsletter

We're "All" in this Together is a quarterly newsletter from the Recession Relief Coalition designed to keep you informed about the real story of this recession.

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