Social Planning

Social Planning helps the community identify strengths and challenges and determine ways to improve the quality of life for residents in Halton.

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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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Vol. 21, #2 – Seniors: Loneliness and Social Isolation

Vol. 21, #2 – Seniors: Loneliness and Social Isolation

March 2016 In 2016, Sheridan College’s Centre for Elder Research was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant. The Centre, along with Community Development Halton and other community partners across the Halton and Peel regions, are collaborating...

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Vol. 20, #1 – Celebrating 30 Years Of Community Impact

Vol. 20, #1 – Celebrating 30 Years Of Community Impact

October 2014 Community Development Halton recently celebrated 30 years of social planning and volunteerism in Halton. At this event, CDH paid homage to Walter Mulkewich with an award that is called, the Walter Mulkewich Community Development Award. This award will...

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Vol. 19, #2 – Health Care In Canada: What Makes Us Sick?

Vol. 19, #2 – Health Care In Canada: What Makes Us Sick?

December 2013 In 1843, Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol." Most of us remember Ebenezer Scrooge and his visits from the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. It is the deep resonating voice of the Spirit of Christmas Present that makes me reflect on...

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Vol. 18, #7 – Where We Live Matters

Vol. 18, #7 – Where We Live Matters

September 2013 Community Development Halton has followed with attention the growth of neighbourhood development initiatives across North America and Europe. We celebrate the strong sense of place- based work where neighbourhood residents generate the social capital...

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Vol. 18, #6 – A Discussion of a Living Wage For Halton

Vol. 18, #6 – A Discussion of a Living Wage For Halton

September 2013 Community Development Halton studies and recommends systematic changes to income security programs in order to allow human beings to flourish and live as participatory citizens in an open and inclusive society. CDH has recommended changes to the Ontario...

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