Social Justice Resources

Knowing the issues that affect the most vulnerable in our society is the first step toward finding solutions and bringing justice to a community. These resources cover issues related to poverty, homelessness, social services and more.

Cover for Ontario Election Guide 2014 Ontario Election Guide 2014

June 12, 2014

Catholic Charities prepared this voter's guide for the Ontario Provincial Election in 2014. The goal of the Guide was to raise issues with candidates in this election that affect the most vulnerable.

Topics: Community / Family Services, People with Special Needs, Seniors, Children & Youth, Young Parents, Poverty & Poverty Reduction, Housing & Homelessness, Mental Health Issues

Type: Advocacy Resources

Cover for Convening the Conversation: The Choices We Make Matter Convening the Conversation: The Choices We Make Matter

May 24, 2014

Convening the Conversation: The Choices We Make Matter is a Workshop Guide on Advocacy for Poverty Reduction. It was prepared by the Social Justice Representatives of the Catholic Dioceses of Ontario and endorsed by the Social Affairs Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario in Spring 2014.

Topics: Poverty & Poverty Reduction, Housing & Homelessness

Type: Advocacy News

Centre for Urban Health Solutions

April 03, 2014

The Centre for Urban Health Solutions (founded in 1998 as the Centre for Research on Inner City Health), is an inter-disciplinary research centre within St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The Centre seeks to improve health in cities, especially for those experiencing marginalization, and to reduce barriers to accessing factors essential to health, such as appropriate health care and quality housing. The Centre is committed to developing and implementing concrete responses within health care and social service systems and at the level of public policy.

Topics: Community / Family Services, Poverty & Poverty Reduction, Housing & Homelessness

Type: Websites

Cover for Fruit of the Earth and Work of Human Hands Workshop Models Fruit of the Earth and Work of Human Hands Workshop Models

March 12, 2014

Facilitator's Guide and Workshop Models

Topics: Environmental

Type: Guides

Cover for Fruit of the Earth and Work of Human Hands Fruit of the Earth and Work of Human Hands

March 05, 2014

A 25th Anniversary Reflection on the Ontario Bishops' 1989 Pastoral Letter, The People and the Land

Topics: Community / Family Services

Type: Social Teaching

Cover for Patterns of Youth Homelessness in Toronto Patterns of Youth Homelessness in Toronto

February 28, 2014

Youth are mainly driven to the streets for reasons that are beyond their control and are forced into situations that are unsafe and threatening, says Homelessness Hub. There are clear patterns in the ways that youth become homeless and in their leaving the streets. Youth become homeless mainly because they have little choice, having been kicked out of their homes, or fleeing situations of abuse; or being released from foster care.

Topics: Children & Youth, Housing & Homelessness

Type: Reports

Three Cities within Toronto: Income Polarization Among Toronto’s Neighbourhoods, 1970-2005

February 28, 2014

J. David Hulchanski. Associate Director, Research Cities Centre University of Toronto latest examination of Toronto’s 35-year income polarization trend is not only dividing the city into rich and poor neighbourhoods, but it is also triggering a city-wide health crisis.

Topics: Poverty & Poverty Reduction

Type: Research Papers

Cover for Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, 'Joy of the Gospel'

November 20, 2013

The Apostolic Exhortation,'Evangelii Gaudium' of Pope Francis is directed to bishops, clergy, men and women in religious life as well as to the laity on the proclaiming the Gospel in today’s world.

Topics: Children & Youth

Type: Backgrounders

"Bringing in Women's Voices" lets voices of low-income women be heard in sarc talks.

July 15, 2011

The ‘Bringing in Women’s Voices’ project, initiated by Ontario Campaign 2000 and the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC) has the goal of ensuring that the voices of low-income women (especially lone mothers) are heard in the public discussion of economic security issues that affect their daily lives.

Topics: Women: Violence & Abuse

Type: Guides

Faith in Action Calls for More Affordable Housing

April 13, 2010

Report of MultiFaith Alliance to End Homelessness (MFATEH) and the City of Toronto's Affordable Housing Office

Topics: Housing & Homelessness

Type: Websites

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