Opinion: The Limits of Evidence-Based Policy-Making

Laura Hache´ This fall, the Social Impact Analysts Association will hold its third annual conference in Toronto. Entitled “Talking Data: Measurement with a Message”, the event will bring evaluation professionals together for discussions on the impact and value of social policy evaluation methodologies. A number of the newer practices in this field – notably the ‘Social Return […]

Seen and Heard: The YouthfulCities Canadian Launch

Laura Haché   “Youth are here to move around ideas, our elders are here to mentor us” -Che Kothari, Executive Director of Manifesto On January 22, young social entrepreneurs and community leaders battled the polar vortex to congregate at the Great Hall for the official launch of the YouthfulCities Index.  The YouthfulCities Index is a […]

Seen and Heard: TWCA Official Plan Teach-In

Laura Haché On the evening of September 25th, the Toronto Women’s City Alliance (TWCA) brought together a diverse group of 30 men and women at Metro Hall to learn about the future of safety, housing, employment, and social services for women across the city. Since 2004, the TWCA has pushed for political commitment in addressing […]