Recent Publications

A Guide to Policy Engagement and Policy Influence

ROMA will improve policy engagement processes, influence change
The attached guide outlines the RAPID Outcome Mapping Approach (ROMA) which is an approach aimed at improving your policy engagement processes and influencing change.  ROMA comprises a suite of tools that any organisation can use at any stage in their policy engagement process to improve how
they diagnose the problem, understand the types of impact their work could have on policy-making,
set realistic objectives for policy inuence, develop a plan to achieve those objectives, monitor and
learn from the progress they are making and reect this learning back into their work. Access the guide here. For more tools and resources on policy and advocacy, visit out library here.

Making research work for your community

The following guidebook, Making Research Work for Your Community, was created as a result of a collaborative research project based out of New Haven, Connecticut. During these partnerships, the researchers reflected on what they experienced as best practices in community partnered research. The guidebook is a result of their work together and the findings of their interviews with 20+ community leaders and university researchers. It is intended to help communities and community organizations in their decisions to: Conduct their own research Work effectively with university researchers; Maximize the value of community-university research relationships Access the guidebook here.  

Housing Stability Service Planning Framework

Toronto's plan to address housing stability
The City of Toronto's Housing Stability Service Planning Framework will help shape the transformation of Toronto's housing and homelessness services into an integrated, client-centered, outcome-focused service system that will enable residents to remain in their homes longer and improve their well-being. It will guide Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA), other City divisions, and the community partners on which it depends in the planning, management, and delivery of SSHA's full range of housing and homelessness services over the next five years as we transition from a system that is now primarily focused on the administration of social housing programs and emergency responses to homelessness. Access the report here. Learn more: For more resources on housing and homelessness, visit our library

Municipal Monitor

July 2014
This month includes a focus on housing and homelessness and transportation.   See the Caledon website for previous issues, searchable by municipality and subject.

Caledon Institute Provincial/Territorial Monitor

July 2014
Summer announcements include items related to the Ontario general election.  See the Caledon website for previous issues, searchable by date, jurisdiction and subject.

Caledon Institute Federal Policy Monitor

July 2014
Summer may be quiet, but policy never rests.  See the Caledon site for previous editions, searchable by jurisdiction and topic.

Caledon and Collaborators' Municipal Monitor

June 2014
This month's Municipal Monitor includes an item about Saskatoon's Collaborative Funding Partnership - a model for helping community-based organizations and funders come together to reduce competition and service duplication while building capacity and sharing resources. See the Caledon website's Policy Monitor page for previous, searchable issues.

Caledon Institute Provincial/Territorial Monitor

June 2014
June 2014's edition includes many postings from Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.  Search previous issues on the Caledon website's Policy Monitor page.

Caledon Institute Federal Policy Monitor

June 2013
This month's Federal Monitor features several key announcements in the areas of Caregiving and Health.  To search previous issues, vist the Caledon website's Policy Monitor page.

Municipal Monitor

May 2014
The 15 reporters (13 jurisdictions) that participate in a monthly learning exchange continue to produce this monthly roundup of municipal policy developments.  Areas covered include: food security, income security, housing and homelessness, people, recreation and transportation.