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Staying Connected

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


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 >
11 Jun 22
We're thrilled to announce the inaugural Atkinson Artist: Rollie Pemberton, aka Cadence Weapon. Rollie is an Edmonton-born, Toronto-based rapper and author. He won the 2021 Polaris Prize for his fifth album Parallel World. Bedroom Rapper, his memoir, was released in Canada and the U.S in May 2022. 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 >
8 Mar 21
Armine Yalnizyan, the Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers, has been appointed to a federal government Task Force on Women in the Economy. Read more >
23 Nov 20
Sonia Aviles, an organizer with the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, has been named one of Chatelaine's 2020 Women of the Year. 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 >
11 Jun 20
Award-winning journalist Stephanie Nolen will investigate the structural issues that created the conditions for the COVID-19 crisis and the public policy solutions required to address them. Read more >
17 Apr 20
The Toronto Star's Shree Paradkhar has won two Amnesty International Canada Media Awards for her 2018-2019 Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy series called Education Without Oppression. Read more >
20 Mar 20
These relentless decent work organizers and advocates are looking out for the lives and livelihoods of workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more >
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