Toronto’s prosperity is not shared by all. Poverty strains the social and economic fabric of our city. Increasing access to quality jobs, improving low-wage work for precarious workers, and strengthening local neighbourhood economies are our priorities. We concentrate on long-term strategies that can create sustainable economic opportunities for low- income people and communities in Toronto. Real impact requires multiple, well-aligned efforts by many partners. We invest in community-based strategies, collaborative learning and capacity building, robust research that connects policy to practice, and working with organizational partnerships to addressing systemic issues.
Inclusive Local Economies Highlights
Administrative data – the data collected by government and non-profits for operational purposes – isn’t the sexiest of subjects. Yet as the value of this information has become increasingly important in our knowledge-based economy, the need to share it, while balancing the privacy rights of those whose data is collected, is emerging as a hot topic.