Community and Social Services Resources

Document TitleSorted By Document Title In Ascending OrderDescriptionDocumentPublisherDate
10 Ways to Make Your Materials More InclusiveSome tips to help you develop discussion materials that will make your dialogues more inclusive of varying learning styles and literacy levels.DocumentEveryday Democracy2012
Brighter Prospects: Transforming Social Assistance in OntarioThis report to the Minister of Community and Social Services, charts a new course for social assistance in Ontario, a course designed to support all recipients to participate in the workforce to the maximum of their abilities and to guarantee income security for those who cannot work.DocumentCommission for the Review of Social Assistance in Ontario2012
Child Care Deserts in CanadaThis report attempts to map, for the first time in Canada, a complete list of licensed child care spaces across the country against the number of children in a given postal code. In doing so, a number of “child care deserts” are identified as postal codes where there are at least three children in potential competition for each licensed space.DocumentCanadian Centre for Policy Alternatives2018
Civic Engagement and the Restoration of Community: Changing the Nature of the ConversationThis booklet is a set of ideas and tools designed to restore and reconcile our community by shifting the nature of the public conversation. Our intention is to created the possibility of an alternative future by creating a public conversation based on communal accountability and commitment.DocumentA Small Group2005
Community Crisis Response Program Contact NumbersA list of phone contacts for community crisis response situations.DocumentCity of Toronto2017
Community Support for Newcomer Families: A Literature ReviewThis working paper, part of a larger study titled "Integration Trajectories of Immigrant Families", looked at who provides support for newcomer settlement and integration, and how they are funded.DocumentRyerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement2015
Demographic Change in Toronto's Neighbourhoods: Meeting community needs across the life spanThe second report based on 2016 Census data from Statistics Canada. Demographic Change in Toronto's Neighbourhoods looks at the shifting age and sex makeup of Toronto and what it means for the programs, services and priorities of the city.DocumentSocial Planning Toronto2017
Interrupted childhoods: Over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario child welfareFor decades, Indigenous, Black and other racialized families and communities have raised the alarm that their children are over-represented in the child welfare system. Although Indigenous and racialized children’s pathways through the system are quite different, Ontario-based research shows that racial disparities – that is, differences between racial groups at decision-making points in a service – do exist. The number of Indigenous children in care is staggering, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) has called the situation a “growing crisis.”DocumentOntario Human Rights Commission2018
Responding to Emergent Newcomer Communities: Hungarian and Roma Drop-inA short PowerPoint presentation on the Hungarian and Roma Drop-inDocumentParkdale Community Health Centre 
Source Guide to Community Programs / Services in St. James TownA directory of services in the St. James Town neighbourhoodDocumentYonge Street Mission2012
Welcome Policy Information SheetThis Information Sheet outlines the City of Toronto's Welcome Policy which allows for Torontonians who are receiving social assistance to qualify for priority membership and free access to a range of programs managed by Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation.DocumentCity of Toronto2010

Community and Social Services Websites

WebsitesSorted By Websites In Ascending OrderDescriptionLinkPublisher
Canada Social Report: A Compendium of Social InformationThe Canada Social Report website acts as a major portal for social information. It is a resource for the entire social sector - to give all of us a strong voice and a powerful evidence base for informed policy conversations and the formulation of intelligent policy solutions.WebsiteCaledon Institute of Social Policy