Looking Upstream: Why a Systems Approach to Homelessness Calls for Prevention

Amanda Buchnea Canada’s adoption of a Housing First approach at the federal, and in many cases, provincial and local levels has been a positive step in using empirical evidence to develop strategies, programs and policies to end homelessness. However, in general, the response to homelessness has often remained focused on reactive measures, such as emergency […]

Long Overdue: Assessing the State of Canada’s Infrastructure Deficit

Rohan Balram Every day, over 6,000 commuters travel to and from central Toronto by the Gardiner Expressway. Although the Gardiner is clearly a key piece of transportation infrastructure, it has been left to deteriorate for more than a decade. Despite reports of falling debris every winter, most government action has manifested itself in scattered efforts […]

Budgets Speak Louder Than Words: gender equity in the City of Toronto

Emily Wong Special thanks to Adryan Bergstrom-Borins for additional comments on this event. How do we improve gender equity in the City of Toronto? Budgeting might not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, that was precisely the focus of “Gender Equity in the City Budget” —Toronto’s first public meeting on how to […]

Shaking up Complacency: The Immigration Debate

Milica Uzelac In the past year, one report named Canada the best country in the world according to millennials, while another named it the second best country in the world overall. While these rankings are impressive, Joseph Carens, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, presented a captivating lecture on January 11, 2017, […]