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


17 Mar 21
In response to the announcement of a federal Task Force on Women in the Economy, ACORN Canada members have spoken up on critical policy changes needed for low-income women on predatory lending, internet access, and affordable housing. Read more >
18 Feb 21
Hundreds of thousands of workers are facing losing their income with the Canada Recovery Benefits and EI running out soon. Community and labour organizations are coming together to call for an extension, and get started on permanent reforms. 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 >
14 Dec 20
In a 2020 TEDxToronto talk, Sara Mojtehedzadeh, the Toronto Star's Work and Wealth Beat Reporter, spoke about the benefits and necessity of making all work visible and valued. Read more >
8 Dec 20
The Ontario Nonprofit Network, Canadian Women's Foundation, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives have released a report on how to insure a National Action Plan for Women in the Economy is inclusive. Read more >
29 Oct 20
A new report from migrant care workers documents their experiences of wage theft, entrapment, layoffs, and evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and their calls for change. Read more >
23 Oct 20
International students have been excluded from emergency income supports, while facing higher tuition and expiring work permits - find out how they're organizing for their rights. Read more >
28 Sep 20
The Ontario Nonprofit Network, Canadian Women's Foundation, and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released a policy brief on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women workers why the federal government should invest in universal child care and modernize employment insurance. Read more >
9 Sep 20
The Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter, project 1907, Chinese Canadian National Council for Social Justice and Vancouver Asian Film Festival have released the results of their national collaboration on anti-Asian racism in Canada associated with 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 >
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