Staying Connected

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

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 >
5 Apr 22
In a new article for the Conversation, the Atkinson Centre for Social and Child Development's Emis Akbari and Kerry McCuaig compare Ontario's new child care deal to other provinces', and look at what it means for child care workers. Read more >
1 Sep 21
In a new report from CCNCTO, Chinese Canadian workers are speaking out about their working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >
19 Aug 20
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas (ACORN Canada) explains why in the post-pandemic future, good quality, affordable internet will be a universal human right. 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 >
12 Aug 20
COVID-19 has highlighted how healthy child development, families, and our economy depend on high quality child care -- and decent work for early childhood educators. Read more >
18 Jun 20
In an op-ed in the Toronto Star, Carolyn Ferns (Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care) and Alana Powell (Association of Early Childhood Educators of Ontario) examine at the challenges of re-opening child care centres and why now is the time to build a better child care system. Read more >
1 May 20
This pandemic has confirmed the real value of social trust and cohesion, writes Jim Stanford. He compares responses to this crisis in Canada and the United States. Read more >
14 Apr 20
Kevin Thomas is the CEO of SHARE. He wrote an op-ed for the Globe and Mail on April 8, 2020 about the importance of bringing an end to large executive pay packages -- now more than ever. Read more >
24 Mar 20
Economist Jim Stanford analyzes government responses to COVID-19, in Canada and around the world. Read more >
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