Being a neuropsychologist working in the fields of homelessness, addictions, mental health and brain injury, I find access to assessment services lacking. Primary health teams, including Family Health Teams, are doing a great job at providing primary care services. More access to psychiatry, neuropsychology and occupational therapy should be given as these professions can, collectively, assess and treat the effects of ...more »
Our low-Income neighbourhoods experience increase in income inequality; challenges to the social fabric of the community; decreases efficiency of social institutions; high rates of unemployment and underemployment; increasing risks of depression - mental health issues; lower school graduation rates; increase in crime/organized crime rates; deterioration of housing and general quality of life. Therefore, we should urge ...more »
This government has done next to nothing to repair the damage to landlord/tenant laws done by the Harris government. Landlords like mine get away with abusing property standards laws and ignoring orders to make repairs and yet they're given endless extensions on repair orders and allowed to raise rents both for existing tenants every year, and to charge what they please for new tenants. This has to stop! Rent increases ...more »
The cost of basic home ownership is quickly becoming out of reach for the average Canadian. There are a few factors driving the escalating cost of homeownership all over Canada, but the single biggest culprit are those who purchase houses and condominiums, strictly for the purposes of "flipping them" a few days, weeks, or months later in order to make a quick buck. This has the effect of driving up the cost of homeownership ...more »
Ontario created an Affordable Housing Strategy but now it needs to deliver with actions to create housing affordability for poor and modest income families. Creation of more affordable housing will not only support the objectives of the Poverty Reduction Strategy but also create jobs in construction and related trades. Access to affordable ownership housing not only addresses many families need for appropriate housing, ...more »
Increase the funding for, and redevelop the thinking around housing services for people with developmental disabilities.
The Toronto English secular school board does not impose education development charges, but the Toronto English Catholic school board does, even though polling and census data indicate that Toronto residents are less Catholic, and more atheist, than the province in general, and Toronto residents are more opposed to the public Catholic schools than the province in general. Toronto's infrastructure is also largely already ...more »