Toronto Neighbourhood Centres

The Promise of Social Co-ops - Democratizing Community Services

Submitted by rob on Mon, 2018-04-09 14:30

Presentation by Rob Howarth made at the March 13 TNC members' meeting, on the model of social co-operatives and their potentially applicability in our current context, as a means to democratize community and social services. With thanks to Pat Conaty, whose 2013 presentation on this topic was the basic of my slide deck (using slides 3-8 from Pat's deck). You can see his excellent presentation on youtube here with the section on social care starting at minute 40:30.

Groundbreaking City-Sector Policy Initiative

Submitted by rob on Sat, 2018-02-10 11:07
On December 7, 2017, Toronto City Council adopted a new policy framework, called "For Public Benefit" to celebrate and enhance the City of Toronto’s relationship with the Community-based Not-for-Profit Sector. This framework was co-created over the previous two-year period with a Community Advisory Table and the engagement of over one hundred Toronto-based NFPs.