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The Longest Journey Starts with a Single Step: Reflections on Antiracism in Organizations Serving People Without Homes

Homeless Hub

This report focuses on confronting institutional racism in frontline organizations serving those experiencing homelessness. Although largely centred on developing an anti-racist workplace, the report provides recommendations for developing and implementing racially and culturally explicit services.

Blog: Anti-Asian Hate: One Year After the Pandemic

Jayme Wong, ESPC Volunteer

In July 2021, The Learning Network, a Canadian group that develops resources for ending gender-based violence, published an article called Examining the Intersections of Anti-Asian Racism and Gender-Based Violence in Canada. At the article’s outset is a startling statistic: “More than 1000 ca

Creating a positive work environment for older adults

McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

Older adults over the age of 55 make up a significant portion of the workforce. However, as many Baby Boomers approach the typical retirement age, many are leaving the workforce, creating a shrinking labour force. The global pandemic has had an impact on the economy and many countries are consideri

Call for Presentations for the 2021 Settlement & Integration Conference

Alberta Association of Immigrant-Serving Agencies (AAISA)

AAISA is excited to share the Call for Presentations for the 2021 Settlement & Integration Conference which is set to take place virtually from October 19-21, 2021. The 2021 AAISA Settlement & Integration Conference is designed for front line professionals and managers from settlement and i

Level Up Your Advocacy: Election Edition

Jennifer van Gennip, Charity Village

With our 44th federal election now underway, many charities are considering how to leverage this election to the benefit of the people we support through our work. Some, like those of us in Ontario, also have provincial and municipal elections coming up within the next 12-18 months, providing addit

Ending Working Poverty In Canada: How to Get it Done

Tamarack Institute

Working poverty can be eliminated in our lifetime. It can happen if all of Canadian society has greater income security and there is a fair and equal labour market for all employees and potential workers. This report presents 12 pathways to eliminating working poverty, from individual to government,

Social Isolation & Elder Abuse

Government of Alberta

Social isolation is one of several risk factors in elder abuse situations. During the pandemic, many older adults have been negatively affected by the increased isolation. Reports of elder abuse have increased during this time. A Social Isolation Resource Kit, from the Government of AB, Ministry of

A Cautionary Tale: Canada's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for Older Canadians

National Institute on Ageing

Canada's lack of national coordination, inconsistent prioritization of older Canadians, and failure to focus on speed in its provincial COVID-19 vaccine rollouts, cost potentially hundreds of older lives across the country. Between April and June 2021 alone, the deaths of more than 350 older adults

Invisible by Default: What You Won’t See on GoFundMe

Amy Costello and Frederica Boswell, Nonprofit Quarterly

When a crisis hits, and a social safety net is nowhere to be found, many turn to the crowdfunding platform, GoFundMe. The site says it has raised over $9 billion since it launched eleven years ago, and that it has received 120 million donations from across the world. As a result, the for-profit com


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