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Sole dwellers are the most common household type, yet many live in poverty and substandard housing. Future policy must go beyond stop-gap measures.
As we continue our work through and out of the COVID-19 crisis, we must keep our momentum going – and that means holding onto the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that we saw at the onset of the pandemic.
If we’re going to build a better post-pandemic future, we cannot fall back into our pre-pandemic cynicism and division. We need to have all orders of government working together. And we need civil society to rediscover the spirit of cooperation.
In the first Five Good Ideas session of the season, Paul Taylor, Executive Director of FoodShare Toronto, talked about his own experience in advocating for change and presented his five good ideas for you to use in your own work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put our democracy at a crossroads. The path we choose now will shape our future. Are we going to further strengthen our democracy and affirm our commitments to human rights, equity and justice? Or do we double-down on the pre-pandemic status quo?
Around the world cities are standing up to local and national governments, demanding rights on asylum, climate change, income equality, disability rights and housing. Maytree president Elizabeth McIsaac spoke to Sukanya Pillay on the Just Planet podcast.


October 28, 2020
Alex Mazer, co-founder, Common Wealth and Nora Beatty, Director of People Operations, Common Wealth