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


9 Jun 21
A new report from the United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County and the Windsor/Essex Community Benefits Coalition shines a light on how rural, small, and mid-sized communities are organizing for community benefits. Read more >
5 May 21
The Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust has protected 36 units of affordable housing through the Preserve and Protect program, backed by investors including the Atkinson Foundation. Read more >
22 Jan 21
Local residents and ACORN members in Ottawa have brought together their vision for community benefits for the LeBreton Flats new development. Read more >
19 Jan 21
A group of community organizations in Hamilton have come together to advocate for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Read more >
1 Dec 20
The City of Toronto is updating its Community Benefits Framework - act now to make sure they prioritize equity, economic justice, and a fairer local economy. Read more >
27 Oct 20
The Atkinson Foundation is among the first to commit to investing in a historic partnership between the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust (PNLT) and the Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) to defend affordable rental housing for residents of Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood. Read more >
21 Oct 20
The Decent Work and Health Network and Jane & Finch Action Against Poverty are organizing in community for decent work, racial justice, and public health. Read more >
13 Aug 20
The Toronto Community Benefits Network's Rosemarie Powell makes the case for CBAs in the federal government's planned infrastructure projects over the next decade, worth $187 billion. Read more >
20 Jun 20
The federal government has announced it will be investing billions of dollars in infrastructure projects across Canada - these must create opportunities and decent work for women, Black, Indigenous, and racialized people through community benefits agreements. Read more >
29 Apr 20
As the City of Toronto begins work on recovery from COVID-19, over 20 local organizations propose ten principles for a bold, green, just recovery. Read more >
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