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October 16, 2014

Building Sustainable Food Systems in Canada: A Role for Investors


Building Sustainable Food Systems in Canada: A Role for Investors, outlines the negative impacts that corporate activities across the food value chain can have on food system sustainability.

Tags: Sustainable Food Systems, Sustainability

September 10, 2013

The Art of Resilience, The Resilience of Art

A paper on the contribution of art and culture to urban resilience and livability.

Tags: Resilience

May 25, 2013

The Road to the Summit: Inspiring Approaches to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Learning Initiative

by Ontario Trillium Foundation

A developmental evaluation of of an initiative and a competition that stimulated and celebrated innovations in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education across Canada.

Tags: Indigenous-Focused Philanthropy

October 2012

Inspired Learning: An Evaluation of Vibrant Communities’ National Supports

by Jamie Gamble

Inspired Learning: An Evaluation of Vibrant Communities’ National Supports evaluates the design of the learning and networking features provided with national supports to local Vibrant Communities initiatives (also referred to as a hub or backbone organization).

Tags: Vibrant Communities, Evaluation

February 2012

Supporting The National Theatre School’s “Theatre Engaging Communities” Program

by Kevin Chin

Since 2005, The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation has supported the NTS and its Cultural and Artistic Leadership Program (CALP), assisting over 130 students to carry out productions that cover a range of economic, social and cultural topics.

December 2011

Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good – Measuring Progress During Year One

by The Task Force on Social Finance

A follow-up to the December 2010 report from the Task Force, Mobilizing Private Capital for Public Good, this progress report highlights some of the developments relevant to the recommendations of the Task Force since the 2010 report release.

Tags: Sustainability, Social Innovation Generation, Social Finance, Resilience, Innovation

October, 2011

ALLIES: A Network of Support, A Movement for Change

by Anne Makhoul

Mid-way into its initial mandate, the ALLIES network hired the Caledon Institute of Social Policy to conduct a review of its accomplishments and challenges. Network conveners, Steering Committee members and employer representatives were invited to talk about where they see ALLIES today and where they hope it will go. This report provides a snapshot of their efforts and reflections, gathered in the spring of 2011.


October, 2011

Recognizing the Recognition

by Sherri Torjman

Sometimes governments do the right thing. This commentary highlights several measures recently introduced by selected provinces to help recognize the additional health- and disability-related costs that informal caregivers may incur. Unlike the current federal tax provisions, the provincial measures are designed to provide modest financial assistance to lower-income households. In English only.

Tags: Supporting Family Caregivers

July 2011

Executive Summary of Youth: A Call to Action—Backgrounder, Recommendations, and Selective Best Practices

by N. Sakamoto, R. Johnston, and R. Workman

Executive Summary of a youth needs research study providing direction in the development and implementation of a Comprehensive Youth Strategy for the City of Thunder Bay.

Tags: Engaging Youth

June 26, 2011

Effecting Policy Change: Lessons from the Canadian Caregiver Coalition

by Anne Makhoul

This story describes CCC’s effort to find a structure and mindset that allowed it to develop a more targeted approach to advocacy. Second, it presents details from the coalition’s work to build a caregiving policy agenda. Third, it reviews the impact of sharing or ‘scaling out’ its knowledge and lessons about organizational change and advocacy to the Ontario Caregiver Coalition.

Tags: Inclusion, Supporting Family Caregivers

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