Growing out of the Metcalf Foundation’s Inclusive Local Economies Program in Toronto, resilienteconomies.ca is a platform for communication, collaboration and innovation on economic well-being in low-income neighbourhoods.
On the website, you can:
- Hear different perspectives on common concerns via a blog.
- Share your ideas, resources and information about upcoming events.
- Find potential collaborators and inspiration for your work.
- Get connected to a growing network dedicated to creating real economic opportunities for all in tough times and difficult circumstances.
The Metcalf Foundation’s Inclusive Local Economies Program was created as a response to profound changes in the world of work.
In the past, many low-wage jobs were the first rung on an economic ladder leading to greater skills, meaningful work, and higher pay. Today’s low-wage jobs are becoming dead-ends, short-term positions without prospects for earning a decent living or providing for a family.
This reality is tearing the social and economic fabric of our cities – dampening aspirations, producing poverty and growing inequality. It’s also mobilizing uncommon collaborators around promising solutions and across traditional lines.