Staying Connected

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

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 >
19 Aug 20
In a new report from the Decent Work and Health Network, health providers make the urgent case for paid sick days in every jurisdiction in Canada to protect against a COVID-19 second wave. Read more >
18 Aug 20
The Ontario Nonprofit Network and the Assemblée de la Francophonie de l’Ontario have released a report based on a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on over 1000 nonprofits and charities in Ontario. Read more >
14 Aug 20
The Workers' Action Centre has released the results of a survey of 1,437 workers about their experiences with the Canada Emergency Response Benefit and their concerns about what comes next. Read more >
16 Jul 20
As provinces including Ontario re-open, the Decent Work and Health Network is calling for immediate and permanent paid sick days for all workers, with a day of action on July 18. Read more >
11 Jul 20
The Canadian Women's Foundation, Ontario Nonprofit Network, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives are collaborating on a new series of reports focused on how the pandemic recovery can contribute to a more gender-equitable Canada. 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 >
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 >
5 Jun 20
The Migrant Workers Alliance for Change released a report of over a thousand complaints from migrant workers and their organizations that were unheeded by federal and provincial authorities and consulates in advance of the recent COVID-19 outbreaks. Read more >
3 Jun 20
In the first paper of the PowerShare program, economist Jim Stanford describes 10 ways that work must change “for the good” as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >
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