Staying Connected

Updates from Atkinson’s community of partners, collaborators and allies.

4 Oct 22
In a new blog post from the Ontario Nonprofit Network, community benefits activists explore how community benefits agreements can help us leverage infrastructure project spendings and encourage residents to play an active role in envisioning and building better communities. Read more >
12 Sep 22
In a new op-ed, Toronto Community Benefits Network's Rosemarie Powell and Kusma Baker explore how community benefits agreements can bring residents' voices to the foreground, following a recent proposal to redevelop Malvern Town Centre. Read more >
9 Sep 22
Dream States: Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias is a book written by the 2019-2020 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, John Lorinc, and released by Coach House Books in September 2022. It's based on his fellowship series, Building Smart Smart Cities, that was published in the Toronto Star in January 2021. Read more >
31 Aug 22
With pandemic recovery EI rules set to expire, workers organizations are mobilizing to make sure all workers can continue to access the support they need. Read more >
30 Aug 22
Mobilize to demand equal rights and permanent resident status for all migrants. Read more >
30 Aug 22
The results of a sector-wide survey by the Ontario Nonprofit Network and l’Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario have been released in a new report, alongside five policy recommendations for government and three calls to action for the non-profit sector. Read more >
22 Aug 22
The Shareholder Association for Research and Education has published a round up of it's proxy season advocacy for corporate action on reconciliation - including a successful proposal by the Atkinson Foundation at Toromont Industries Ltd. Read more >
15 Aug 22
On August 23 at 7:00pm, Justice for Workers is holding a provincial Decent Work Organizing Meeting - join in the fight for decent work for all! Read more >
8 Jul 22
A new paper from the Ontario Nonprofit Network explores the wage disparity for care workers in Ontario and how to make wage parity a reality. Read more >
15 Jun 22
Deena Ladd, executive director and co-founder of the Workers' Action Centre, received an honorary degree from Brock University on June 14, 2022. In her commencement speech, she calls on all of us to recognize our collective connection and to take collective responsibility to build better workplaces and communities. Read more >
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