In Toronto — the richest city in Canada — prosperity is not shared by all. Over the past decade, poverty has been increasing in the city and decent work is getting harder to find. This strains the social and economic fabric of the city.
Increasing access to quality jobs, protecting precarious workers, and strengthening local neighbourhood economies are our priorities. We concentrate on long-term strategies that can create sustainable economic opportunities and generate wealth 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 creative partnerships to address systemic issues.