Below is a collection of research, articles and other reports that inform and help us in our work on Vital Signs, Creating Vital Solutions and community discussions.
This section continues to evolve and grow, providing regular updates on topics including charitable giving, housing, equity and employment to name a few. Our intent here is to leverage local knowledge to help in our work of supporting our communities with a guide post of finding fundable solutions for local systemic issues.
If you know of a report or publication that would compliment our collective learning, please contact us
Reports & Publications
- Halton Region – Housing Services Update 2016 – A Year In Review
- Let’s Talk Housing – What We Heard -Shaping Canada’s National Housing Strategy 2016
- Indwell – Developers of Affordable Housing
- Imagine Giving Infographic 2012
- Reflections on Philanthropy
- Redefining Community Foundations Stanford Social Innovation Review article
- A Place to Call Home – Provincial Report of the Expert Advisory Council on Homelessness
- Built to Last: Strengthing the Foundations of Housing in Canada
- Ontario Non-Profit Housing Adminstration (ONPHA) 2016 Waiting Lists Survey Report
- Halton Region 2015 State of Housing Report
- Supporting Foster Kids to Age 25 would Save Money: Report
- The Average Payday Loan Borrower Spends more than Half the Year in Debt to Lender
- How can Universities Address the Needs of Homeless Students
- 30 of the World’s Most Impressive Social Housing Projects
- Halton Region Jumps into the Affordable Housing Business
- ‘Tkaronto vs. Akwe:kon’ Shirts put Indigenous Spin on Popular Toronto Slogan
- The Precarity Penalty
- Payday Loans Consumer Profile Survey-2009
- Hamilton Shows what Works in the Fight Against Homelessness
The following links are individual maps, that use Low Income – After tax Low Income Measure (LIM-AT) data, and housing assets which were collected through local partner data. The following maps were developed to demonstrate where resources are in relation to those in need, and the gaps, or duplication of services. Further work will be done on these maps over the next year as we identify further resources. We thank the United Way of Oakville, for assisting us in the costs to produce these maps.