This month, Hennessy's Index examines the state of child care in Canada by the numbers.
Social impact bonds dramatically change who is being served by the government: from those who need a helping hand to the shareholders of a bank.
The history of youth, family and social services in B.C. is characterized by privatization, a fragmentation of service delivery, underfunding, frequent restructuring and a business model logic.
Last week, I stayed out at the CAW Family Education Centre at Port Elgin to teach a 5-day course on "Economics for Trade Unionists" through the CAW's Paid Educational Leave program.
With Alison Redford's big re-election as Alberta premier last week, Alberta will now join the ranks of provinces with a comprehensive poverty reduction plan.
December marked the three-year anniversary of Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy. While I believe there is much to celebrate, much remains to be done.
Last week, I was in Yellowknife, where I released results of new research on affordable housing in the Northwest Territories (NWT). Research findings include the following.
I spoke on a panel at the Annual Conference of the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association. It was inspired in part by the debate over Rob Ford's attempt to sell social housing units to private buyers.
Philanthropy literally means love of man, or humanity. You don't sense much of that in the New version, though there's lots of self-praise, and a sense of power through the ability to micromanage.
The old Progressive Conservatives shared the zeitgeist of an earlier time. It involved a sense of the usefulness of government and the importance of some kind of social solidarity.