One of the key goals of Health Promotion Ontario is to advance the critical importance of health promotion through advocacy, knowledge exchange, and professional development for its membership. This year’s conference is intended to serve as a forum for practitioners, researchers, and students to come together to learn about and critically reflect on the ways that important social issues are forcing the field of health promotion to “break new ground”. Additional information on abstract submission and registration can be found on their website.
2018 Health Promotion Ontario Conference: "Break New Ground"
Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, November 22, 2018
Cancellation of Ontario Basic Income Pilot Program
The Ontario government announced on July 31, 2018 that it will cancel the Ontario Basic Income Pilot Program. Read about reactions in Hamilton and Thunder Bay. For more information about basic income, read Basic Income Canada Network's primer series and these short testimonials, about the difference a universal basic income could make.
New Angus Reid Survey on the State of Poverty in Canada
The results of this survey, released on July 17, 2018 show that more than one-quarter of the Canadian population (27%) could be described as experiencing notable financial hardship today. Read more
Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy for Canada
The Government of Canada appointed a Co-Creation Steering Group in June 2017 with a one-year mandate to provide recommendations for a federal Social Innovation and Social Finance Strategy. Read more
Une stratégie d'innovation sociale et de finance sociale pour le Canada
Le gouvernement du Canada a mis sur pied en juin 2017 un Groupe directeur chargé de la co-création de la stratégie d’innovation sociale et de finance sociale ayant pour mandat d’un an de formuler des recommandations pour cette stratégie. Lire la suite
From August 15 to September 16, 2018, Imagine Canada is launching iMPact Day, a Canada-wide Social Impact Challenge in which all MPs are encouraged to spend a day with a social purpose organization in their constituency for a deeper understanding of the sector.
30 Years of Giving in Canada
This report of a comprehensive longitudinal study of the "giving economy" in Canada was released by Imagine Canada in April 2018. It identifies trends in giving that all donor-dependent need to be aware of.
Petition for Accessible Housing
Fully accessible housing is desperately needed, for every one of us will someday have a temporary or permanent disability. The Older Women's Network is calling on all Canadians to sign this petition and share it widely. They need 500 signatures in order to have it presented in the House of Commons.