Motivating long-term social assistance recipients towards employment

Ottawa, September 11, 2014 – Today SRDC releases the results of the Motivational Interviewing pilot project (MIPP). Motivational Interviewing is a counselling approach with a proven track record in addiction treatment and criminal rehabilitation. The SRDC study found that the use of this approach can also improve employment prospects for some long-term income assistance recipients.

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Workplace diversity is good for business, TD Bank chief exec says

from CTV News, Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press


OTTAWA -- TD Bank chief executive Ed Clark says being a champion of social issues is not something rewarded "just in heaven" but also benefits the bank's bottom line.

The bank executive, who gave a key speech at the WorldPride Human Rights Conference in Toronto on Wednesday, said TD awoke to diversity issues about a decade ago and has since become a major advocate for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community and sponsor of 42 pride festivals across North America.

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Running Hard: Reflections on the Non-profit Sector

The Manitoba Federation of Non-Profit Organizations, in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Voluntary Sector Networks and provincial counterparts from across the country, held the 2014 edition of Counterparts Conference in Winnipeg June 17th-19th. Topics include: Emerging Issues in Government Non-Profit Sector Relations; What We Need to Know to Have a Stable, Sustainable Non-Profit Sector: Defining the Research Agenda; Moving the Needle: How Social Innovation Processes Address Community Resiliency and Innovative Developments in Various Provinces: What Can We Learn?

CCSD's Katherine Scott, Vice-President Policy & Research, was a featured speaker at the conference sharing her insights Running Hard: Reflections on the Non-profit Sectorpdf16x16


Running Hard: Reflections on the Non-profit Sectorpdf16x16

New research results show that the Housing First approach contributes to ending homelessness

from Mental Health Commission of Canada June 13, 2014

The Mental Health Commission of Canada's landmark research project on homelessness and mental health - At Home/Chez Soi - released the results from its Montréal project site. The results are clear: the Housing First model works. It gets people off the streets, there are clear economic benefits, and people who are homeless and living with mental illness can aspire to a better quality of life.

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Is Big Data a Magic Potion to Save the Planet?

by Giovanna Mingarelli, Huffington Post

Big Data

Big Data* is creating lots of buzz these days -- especially in the humanitarian sector. In the last few years, governments, businesses, humanitarian organizations and citizens have been using Big Data to accomplish feats ranging from analyzing Google search queries to predicting flu outbreaks, to helping the U.S. government better understand the needs of people impacted by natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy.

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