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Research & Emerging Practices


In this section, you will find resources including skills, techniques, strategies and practices other organizations in the sector (or similar sectors) have employed which hold promise in effecting measurable change with regards to embedding equity into the culture, practice and delivery of Developmental Services supports.

Document NameSourceDate
Systemic Anti-Black Racism by the Numbers (Canada vs. The United States)Turner Consulting GroupFebruary 29, 2024
Everyone’s business: Accessibility in Canada - Report from the Chief Accessibility Officer, 2023Government of CanadaFebruary 29, 2024
Moving Beyond Progress to Create Bold Change: A Report on the Representation of Women in Corporate CanadaWXNFebruary 23, 2024
CivicAction Report: Diversity and Inclusion in Non-profit Leadership in Ontario: Are We There Yet?Civic ActionFebruary 23, 2024
International Health Trends and PerspectivesOrganizational Culture, Diversity, and Employees' Health in Social/Human Services: A Systematic ReviewNovember 21, 2023
Toronto Social Capital Study 2022Toronto Social Capital Study 2022November 21, 2023
Pathyways to Belonging for Young Adults with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesPathways to Belonging (P2B)October 24, 2023
2023 State of the Sector: At a Tipping PointOntario Non-profit NetworkOctober 18, 2023
Forming the Circle: 2023 Gathering on Indigeneity, Neurodevelopmental Disabilities & Mental HealthBrock UniversityOctober 12, 2023
Suicidality among sexual minority and transgender adolescents: a nationally representative population-based study of youth in CanadaCanadian Medical Association JournalSeptember 22. 2023
Predictors of self-harm and suicide in LGBT youth: The role of gender, socio-economic status, bullying and school experienceOxford Academic - Journal of Public HealthSeptember 22, 2023
The Internet Isn't All Rainbows: Exposing and Mitigating Online Queerphobic Hate Against 2SLGBTQ+ OrganizationsODLANSeptember 20, 2023
Shifting Power Dynamics: Equity, Diversity & Inclsusion in the Nonprofit SectorImagine CanadaJuly 10, 2023
OHRC Poverty POV: What We Are HearingOntario Human Rights CommissionJuly 10, 2023
Building on the Legacy: Collaboration, Action and Accountability Towards and Inclusive Society - OHRC Annual Report 2022-23Ontario Human Rights CommissionJuly 10, 2023
Centre of Expertise for Standards and Research on AccessibilityAccessibility Standards CanadaJune 23, 2023
Storying the Report: A RiverJourney into BIPOC Leadership EnergiesToronto Neighbourhood CentresJune 16, 2023
State of Global Workplace 2023 Report: The Voice of the World's EmployeesGallupJune 14, 2023
Black Nurses Task Force Report: Acknowledging, Addressing and Tackling Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination Within the Nursing ProfessionRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)June 14, 2023
White Supremacy Culture in OrganizationsThe Centre for Community OrganizationsJune 5, 2023
Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics HubStatistics CanadaJune 2, 2023
Women in Ontario's Labour MarketFinancial Accountability Office of OntarioJune 2, 2023
Diversity is Our StrengthImagine CanadaMay 11, 2023
CAMH's Mental Health Playbook for Business LeadersCentre for Addiction and Mental HealthMay 11, 2023
Feminist Scorecard 2023: Feminist Action in a World of CrisesOxfam CanadaMay 11, 2023
Everyday Racism: Experiences of Discrimination in TorontoToronto Social Capital Study (2022)May 11, 2023
Demographic Analysis of the Black Population in the Region of Peel
Peel Anti-Black Racism Project, Family Services of Peel, and Peel Institute of Research and TrainingMay 11, 2023
The Impact of Racial Microaggressions on Black Youth in the Region of Peel: A Literature ReviewPeel Anti-Black Racism Project, Family Services of Peel, and Peel Institute of Research and TrainingMay 11, 2023
Women's Voices: Stories About Working in Ontario's Non-Profit SectorOntario Non-Profit Network
May 11, 2023
Islamophobia at Work: Challenges and OpportunitiesCanadian Labour CongressMay 11, 2023
COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: The Five Cs to Tackle Behavioural and Sociodemographic FactorsJournal of the Royal Society of MedicineMay 11, 2023
Population Share of Immigrants, Permanent Residents Hits 23% RecordCBCMay 11, 2023
Yaqueen InstituteYaqueen InstituteMay 11, 2023
Black Muslims in Canada: A Systematic ReviewBlack Muslim InitiativeMay 11, 2023
Invisible Three PercenteDialogueMay 11, 2023
The Importance of Feeling SafeeDialogueMay 11, 2023
Confronting Anti-Black Racism ResourcesCity of Toronto
May 11, 2023
The Pervasive Reality of Anti-Black Racism in CanadaBoston Consulting GroupMay 11, 2023
Equity Benchmarking Project's FindingsImagine CanadaMay 11, 2023
Social Assistance Summaries - Canada (2022)MaytreeMay 11, 2023
Using Data and Decent Work to Advance Equity Within the Nonprofit SectorOntario Non-Profit NetworkMay 11, 2023