Recent Publications

October 2014

Caledon Institute Federal Policy Monitor
October saw the federal government announce details of its plan to introduce income splitting for families as well as planned increases to the Universal Child Care Benefit and Child Care Expense Deduction limits.  That and much more covered in this month's Federal Monitor.  See the Caledon website for previous editions and to search material by subject area.

Simcoe County's Vital Signs

Simcoe County completed its first Vital Signs® report, presented by the Huronia Community Foundation and United Way Greater Simcoe County. 2014 Victoria's Vital Signs® report

Poverty Costs Saskatchewan

A new approach to prosperity for all
Poverty Costs Saskatchewan: A new approach to prosperity for all was produced as part of the Poverty Costs campaign, an initiative involving several community-based organizations including representatives from the Saskatoon Food Bank & Learning Centre, the Saskatoon Anti-Poverty Coalition, Upstream, and Unite Digital Marketing Co-op, as well as representatives from the Saskatoon Health Region, and the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership. Poverty Costs is a campaign to raise awareness about the economic cost of Poverty in Saskatchewan, recently calculated to be $3.8 billion each year in heightened service use and missed economic opportunities, and to mobilize the Saskatchewan community to call for a comprehensive poverty reduction plan. The campaign was developed as an initiative of a working group of the Saskatoon Poverty Reduction Partnership.

Victoria Foundation releases Vital Signs report

Victoria Foundation released its 2014 Victoria's Vital Signs® report, their ninth annual check-up of the Greater Victoria region as a place to live, work, play and grow.

Community Foundation launches Vital Signs 2014

Report on quality of life in Southern Alberta
The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta (CFSEA) released the eighth annual 2014 Vital Signs® report, giving Medicine Hatters and for the first time Bow Island residents, more insight into their community. This annual check-up provides an indication of the quality of life, highlighting 11 issue areas, such as Youth, Living Standards, Belonging & Engagement and Environment – virtually transforming local facts and figures into ready-made stories.

Poverty Indicators in Waterloo

Status Report 2014
Waterloo Region released Poverty Indicators in Waterloo Region: Status Report 2014, An Initiative of the Region’s Comprehensive Approach to Poverty Reduction.

September 2014 Federal Policy Monitor

Caledon Institute social policy roundup
September's announcements include changes to Employment Insurance rules, increases in Old Age Security benefits and several governance-related items (of particular note: a pension plan sustainability assessment by the Parliamentary Budget Officer).

September 2014 Provincial/Territorial Policy Monitor

Caledon Institute social policy roundup
September announcements include Nova Scotia's Throne Speech and Ontario renewed poverty reduction strategy.  Search previous issues by jurisdiction and subject area on the Caledon website.

Fostering health through healing in Nunavut

Engaging the community to create a poverty reduction strategy
This case study looks at Nunavut’s shared leadership approach to developing a poverty reduction strategy. It discusses why healing from the wounds inflicted by colonialism is an integral part of The Makimaniq Plan: A Shared Approach to Poverty Reduction. In Inuktitut, Makimaniq means “empowerment” or “standing up for yourself.” The strategy grew out of intense collaboration between government and Inuit organizations, and public and non-governmental organizations, and resulted in the Collaboration for Poverty Reduction Act, in 2013. - See more at: http://nccdh.ca/resources/entry/fostering-health#sthash.D74hF5u8.dpuf