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Michael Mendelson
This paper describes a series of design options for housing allowance programs and compares their advantages and disadvantages. The five housing allowance design alternatives discussed here range from a housing rent supplement that helps with the...
Ken Battle, Sherri Torjman, Michael Mendelson
New Brunswick may well provide the bold leadership in social policy that this country so urgently requires.
Ken Battle, Sherri Torjman, Michael Mendelson
Slash or spend? Cut or conserve? The federal government will bring down its budget on March 22. What should be in it? We ask five prominent Canadian thinktanks to offer their fiscal fix for the coming year. The Harper Government (formerly known...
Michael Mendelson, Ken Battle, Sherri Torjman, Ernie Lightman
Despite billions of dollars spent on a complex assortment of social benefits, many working age Canadians with disabilities end up desperately poor and trapped on welfare − the deadend default program of last resort. This tragic state of affairs is...
Kevin D. Hendricks, Chris Brogan
"I had it all and ended up on the streets," says Elvin. "I put a smile on my face for my kids' sake," says Cecilia. "I'm hoping I can survive another day," says Eddie. These are the...
Laurie Monsebraaten
Tiffany McDowell was thrilled to land a customer service position at an Oshawa technology firm last January, several months after her daughter’s first birthday. The job, which required no night work and was located on a bus route near her...
Noah Zon
In its new Long-term Affordable Housing Strategy, the Ontario government said that it would develop a framework for a portable housing benefit program, beginning with a pilot program for people escaping domestic violence. A recent research report by...