Inclusive Local Economies

Focusing on sustainable economic opportunities for low-income people and communities in Toronto

Inclusive Local Economies Initiatives

Inclusive Local Economies Highlights

2020 Toronto Sector Skills Academy Virtual Information Session
During these sessions, Inclusive Local Economies Program Director Adriana Beemans will provide an overview of the 10-month program and answer questions in advance of its June 16, 2020 application deadline.* Attendance is strongly encouraged for those considering applying to the program. However, it is not a prerequisite for applying. The Toronto Sector Skills Academy was established in 2016 to foster leadership and invest in local talent that understands and can apply sector strategies to the local economy. This leadership program is the first of its kind in Canada, and is offered by Metcalf in partnership with The Aspen Institute.
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CBC’s Michael Enright talks to Workers’ Action Centre’s Deena Ladd about the risks facing cleaners and janitors during COVID-19
Data Policy Coalition seeks access to administrative data
The Working Poor: Three Perspectives
The Local wins gold for Best Interactive/Infographic Story at Canadian Online Publishing Awards
What the Raptors’ victory can teach us about workforce development
2018 Toronto Sector Skills Academy fellows graduate
CBC Radio Metro Morning’s Matt Galloway interviews John Stapleton and Adriana Beemans
Award-winning magazine The Local receives support from Metcalf
The Prisoner Issue: The Local magazine examines how justice and health meet in Ontario’s prisons
Toronto’s Workforce Funders Collaborative is hiring an executive director
Help Wanted Report a collaboration between Metcalf and Toronto Region Board of Trade, United Way Greater Toronto
FoodReach launches new online portal, merges with North York Harvest Food Bank
Better Way Alliance produces short videos to promote $15 per hour minimum wage
Metcalf Photo Essay: TSSA 2018 June Retreat
Metcalf Photo Essay: Cafe Opened by Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee
Metcalf Interview: Jodi Sturgeon
Good Food, Good Jobs
Metcalf Interview: John Stapleton
Congratulations to the 2018 Toronto Sector Skills Academy Cohort
Metcalf Interview: Sheila Maguire
Toronto Sector Skills Academy 2018 Applications Now Open
Toronto Sector Skills Academy 2018 Information Session & Webinar
Metcalf provides technical assistance for Ontario Sector Partnership Planning Grant
2016-17 TSSA grads share success stories
Talking Sector Strategies on The Agenda with Steve Paikin
How the Danforth East Pop-Up Project moved grassroots practice to policy change
National Housing Collaborative lays foundation for housing support
Federal government ends the “4-in/4-out” rule for Canada’s migrant workers
Solitary Confinement Series
Opportunities Fund Letters of Interest Due November 21
Launch: The Power of Civic Action
Webinar: Applying to Opportunities Fund
Webinar: The Working Poor in the Toronto Region: Mapping working poverty in Canada’s richest city
Sector-Based Workforce Development
Better Work: The path to good jobs is through employers
Report Launch: Profiting from the Precarious: How Recruitment Practices Exploit Migrant Workers
Report Launch: The “Welfareization” of Disability Incomes in Ontario
Metcalf Launches Inclusive Local Economies Program
Report Launch: “Zero Dollar Linda”
Public Policy 201 – A Primer for Nonprofit Organizations Cutting Through the Fog: Why is it so Hard To Make Sense of Poverty Measures?
Why Don’t We Want the Poor to Own Anything?
Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Canada: Let’s Consider the Model Under Our Nose
Why Is It So Tough To Get Ahead? How Our Tangled Social Programs Pathologize the Transition to Self-Reliance
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