social policy

Nov 22, 2012
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Social impact bonds: The anti-philanthropy

David Macdonald
Social impact bonds dramatically change who is being served by the government: from those who need a helping hand to the shareholders of a bank.
Jan 9, 2012

Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy

Nick Falvo
December marked the three-year anniversary of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy. While I believe there is much to celebrate, much remains to be done.
Nov 28, 2011

Housing in the Northwest Territories

Nick Falvo
Last week, I was in Yellowknife, where I released results of new research on affordable housing in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Research findings include the following.
Nov 7, 2011

The privatization of social housing

Nick Falvo
I spoke on a panel at the Annual Conference of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association. It was inspired in part by the debate over Rob Ford's attempt to sell social housing units to private buyers.
Nov 4, 2011

New Philanthropy in conservative times

Philanthropy literally means love of man, or humanity. You don't sense much of that in the New version, though there's lots of self-praise, and a sense of power through the ability to micromanage.
Sep 30, 2011

The G20 and jobs

Andrew Jackson
The meeting of G20 Labour Ministers in Paris on September 26-27, held in advance of the November G20 summit in Cannes, reached some conclusions which go some way toward living up to prior commitments.


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