Poverty Reduction Strategy

Research on Poverty

The following is a selection of research reports and strategies that have informed the development of the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy. 

Poverty Reduction Strategy Project Research

Toronto-Focused Reports with Recommendations Related to Poverty Reduction

Report

Year

Author

Roadmap for Community Transportation:

Executive Summary

Recommendations Report

Current State Assessment

 2016

 OPTIMUS | SBR

Working on the Edge: Building Decent Jobs from the Ground Up

2015

Workers' Action Centre

The Opportunity Equation

2015

United Way Toronto

The Economy and Resilience of Newcomers: Exploring Newcomer Entrepreneurship

2014

Newcomer Women's Services Toronto, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto Women's City Alliance

The Hidden Epidemic: A Report on Child and Family Poverty in Toronto

2014

Alliance for a Poverty-Free Toronto, Children's Aid Society of Toronto, Colour of Poverty-Colour of Change, Family Service Toronto/Ontario Campaign 2000, Social Planning Toronto, Children's Aid Foundation

Closing the Prosperity Gap: Solutions for a More Liveable City Region  

 

2014

UW/Toronto Region Board of Trade

PEPSO Precarious Employment Policy Options Roundtable

2014

PEPSO

Nowhere Else to Go: Inadequate Housing & Risk of Homelessness Among Families in Toronto’s Aging Rental Buildings

2014

Emily Paradis, Ruth Marie Wilson & Jennifer Logan

Toward a Poverty Elimination Strategy for the City of Toronto.

2013

Social Planning Toronto and Alliance for a Poverty Free Toronto

Vertical Poverty: Poverty by Postal Code 2 Declining Income, Housing Quality and Community Life in Toronto’s Inner Suburban High-Rise Apartments

2011

United Way Toronto

The Three Cities Within Toronto: Income Polarization Among Toronto’s Neighbourhoods, 1970-2005.

2010

Hulchanski, D

Government Makes a Difference: Working Together Towards Poverty Reduction

 

2009

AMO and OMSSA

Losing Ground: The Persistent Growth of Family Poverty in Canada’s Largest City

2007

United Way Toronto

Vital Signs Report

2014

Toronto Community Foundation

Profile of Hunger in the GTA.

2014

Daily Bread

Toronto's Suburban Rooming Houses: Just a Spin on a Downtown Problem?"

2014

Wellesley Institute

Rising Inequality, Declining Health: Health Outcomes and the Working Poor.

2013

Wellesley Institute

It’s More than Poverty: Employment Precarity and Household Well-Being

2013

United Way Toronto, McMasterUniversity and PEPSO

A Closer Look at Who is Making Minimum Wage in Ontario

2013

Block, S.

Poverty Trends Highlights

2013

Citizens for Public Justice

Shadow Economics: Economic Survival Strategies of Toronto Immigrant Communities

2013

Akter, N., Topkara-Sarsu, S. & Dyson, D.

Vulnerable Workers and Precarious Work

2012

Law Commission of Ontario

The “Working Poor” in the Toronto Region: Who they are, where they live, and how trends are changing.

2012

Stapleton J., Murphy B., and Xing Y. (Metcalf Foundation)

Trading Places: Single Adults Replace Lone Parents as the New Face of Social Assistance in Canada

2011

John Stapleton and Vass Bednar (Mowat Centre)

Canada’s Colour Coded Labour Market: The Gap for Racialized Workers

2011

Block, S. and Galabuzi, G-E.

Toronto’s Social Landscape, 10 Year Trends: 1996-2006.

2009

Social Planning Toronto

Greater Trouble in Greater Toronto: Child Poverty in the GTA.

2008

Children’s Aid Society of Toronto

The Cost of Poverty in Ontario: An Analysis of the Economic Cost of Poverty in Ontario

2008

Ontario Association of Food Banks

Raising the Village Measuring the Well-being of Children and Families in Toronto

2013

The Toronto Child & Family Network

Unequal City - Income and health Inequalities in Toronto

2008

Toronto Public Health

The Global City: Newcomer Health in Toronto

2011

Toronto Public Health and Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services

Toronto Perinatal and Child Health Survey

2003

Toronto Public Health

The Health of Toronto's Young Children: Volume 1 - Setting The Context

2006

Toronto Public Health

Racialization and Health Inequities in Toronto

2013

Toronto Public Health

Next Stop Health: Transit Access and Health Inequities in Toronto

2013

Toronto Public Health

Perspectives of Parenting on a Low Income in Toronto

 

2011

Toronto Public Health

Food Security: Implications for the Early Years

2006

Toronto Public Health

City of Toronto Strategies


Report

Year

Divisional Author

 City of Toronto STRATEGIC ACTIONS  2013 - 2018

2013

City Manager's Office

Housing Stability Service Planning Framework

2014

Shelters, Support & Housing Administration

Parks Plan 2013-2017

2013

Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Toronto Child Care Service Plan 2010-2014

2010

Children's Services

Toronto Middle Childhood Strategy

 

Children's Services

Recreation Service Plan 2013-2017

2013

Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Working as One: A Workforce Development Strategy for the City of Toronto

2012

Toronto Employment and Social Services

Toronto Youth Equity Strategy

2014

Social Development Finance and Administration

Toronto Seniors Strategy

2013

Social Development Finance and Administration

Collaborating for Competiveness

2013

Economic Development & Culture

Toronto Strong Neighbourhood  Strategy

2013

Social Development Finance and Administration

 

Toronto Newcomers Strategy

2013

Social Development Finance and Administration

 

Government of Ontario


Report

Year

Author

Realizing Our Potential: Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy (2014-2019)

2014

Government of Ontario