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Toronto / October 2020
September 2020 / Toronto - About ten years ago, the OCASI staff had a heated argument during one of our monthly all staff meetings about shifting most of our offerings to the membership online. We were split into two fractious camps. The in-person is always better crowd and the get with the program, technology is the way forward crowd. Luckily we had a few thoughtful souls in the middle who didn’t get what the argument was about since they held a vision where mixed modes of information transfer, training and professional development, policy and advocacy and public education exist.
Canada’s COVID-19 Reconstruction Plan Must Address Systemic Racial Inequalities
September 8, 2020 / Toronto - The COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious economic and social havoc. It has exposed and made worse the racial inequities that already existed in Canada. Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) calls on all political parties to address systemic and structural racial inequalities post-pandemic by releasing a Reconstruction and Reset Plan for Canada today.
Toronto / August 28 2020 - The report Senior Poverty & Inequity: The Toronto Experience co-authored by Social Planning Toronto and Well Living House was released in August 2020. The report draws on data from the 2016 Census and the Indigenous-led Our Health Counts Toronto research study.