Social Planning

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Community Dispatch

Vol. 23, #5 – Pharmacare: Building the Social Safety Net

In May 2018, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health released its report: ‘Pharmacare Now: Prescription Medicine Coverage for All Canadians’. This report details the current state of pharmacare in Canada and culminates in a list of 18 recommendations on how to develop a single-payer, universal pharmacare program. This means that one public plan would provide free prescription medication to Canadians.

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Vol. 22, #3 – One Generation of Youth Will Change The World

Vol. 22, #3 – One Generation of Youth Will Change The World

May 2017 Volunteer Halton of Community Development Halton hosted its annual awards breakfast to celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29), as well as to recognize and give thanks to our community volunteers for all their time and efforts dedicated...

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Vol. 22, #2 – Ontario Basic Income Pilot

Vol. 22, #2 – Ontario Basic Income Pilot

April 2017 The Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services announced that the Province of Ontario will pilot a Basic Income Program in three areas: Hamilton, Brantford, Brant County; Thunder Bay and surrounding area; and Lindsay. They state that “the purpose of...

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Vol. 22, #1 – Community Hubs in Halton

Vol. 22, #1 – Community Hubs in Halton

February 2017 The Premier’s Advisory Group on Community Hubs published their report Community Hubs in Ontario: A Strategic Framework and Action Plan in August 2015. Although community hubs have been around for decades, momentum surrounding hubs has increased due to...

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Vol. 21, #4 – Challenges Facing Youth Transitioning To Work

Vol. 21, #4 – Challenges Facing Youth Transitioning To Work

May 2016 This report examines the changing nature of the labour market and its impact on youth employment, and ultimately, the quality of their lives. There are more temporary, seasonal and contract jobs, causing a wide fluctuation of work schedules, no benefits, and...

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Vol. 21, #3 – ShareSmartCity

Vol. 21, #3 – ShareSmartCity

April 2016 The sharing economy is mentioned repeatedly in the news. What is the sharing economy? Will it affect our social and economic environment? Does it make services and other assets more accessible? How does this affect the quality of life of people as they live...

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