The following resources are designed to complement the excellent work that others have done to compile reactions to the Commission’s report. For instance:
- Maytree is highlighting information and resources from major news outlets, programs and organizations. A great starting place for anyone looking for Drummond media coverage, comments, papers and other analyses;
- The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives gives some perspective on the key assumptions that underpin the Drummond report’s fiscal analysis.
The section below includes links to useful data and highlights other perspectives, viewpoints and resources regarding our public benefit systems in Ontario that may not be captured on other sites. It also provides links to background context on the work of the nonprofit sector and the broader social economy.
If there are resources that you think should be included, send them to us.
The Economic Value of the Nonprofit Sector
1. New law in the UK supports social enterprise
2. Lessons from the UK: Who is making the money as private firms move in on the public sector? Read Article
3. “Service Contracting with Nonprofit and For-Profit Providers: On Preserving a Mixed Organizational Ecology,” by Peter Frumkin, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University’s JFK School of Government (27 pages), Download Full Article
4. Toronto Arts Foundation releases statistics on cultural investment. Download document
5. Imagine Canada Nonprofit Library, Economic impact of charities and nonprofits
1. The Federal Budget is scheduled for release on March 29 Read Article
2. Fixing the Fiscal House: Alternative Macroeconomic Solutions for Ontario (20 pages) by Salimah Valiani, Ontario Nurses’ Association.
3. Canadians for Tax Fairness is hosting a Fair Tax Summit, aimed at building a movement for progressive taxation in order to protect social programs and build a more equal society. The conference will take place March 29 – 30 in Ottawa. Click here to find out more
4. Alternative Federal Budget 2012, by David Macdonald & Armine Yalnizyan
5. Try your hand at creating a federal budget. Take a look at CCPA’s Alternative Federal Budget calculator
Perspectives on the Drummond Report
1. The Northumberland news compiled a list of responses to Drummond
2. The Income Security Advocacy Centre has posted an analysis of Drummond’s work in relation to the Social Assistance Review. Read More
3. The Star has posted some articles about Drummond’s revenue projections:
4. The Owen Sound Times Read More
5. The Orangeville Citizen Read More
6. York Region Read More
7. The Progressive Economics Forum has posted an analysis of the Drummond report’s proposed cuts
8. The Ontario Home Care Association has released a response to Drummond’s report
9. Will the Alternative Federal Budget be a Gender-Sensitive Budget? By Salima Valiani, Ontario Nurses’ Association and Brenda Spotton Visano, York University. Download Article
10. York University’s Karen Foster wrote a summary of the CCPA’s session on Deconstructing Drummond, held in February. Click here for summary
11. People for Education has completed an education-focused analysis of the report
12. Family Service Ontario has released a summary and analysis of relevant recommendations for Family Service organizations. Other service providers may find this particularly relevant. Download Document
13. The United Way has done an analysis of the Drummond report, in relation to the nonprofit sector. It also gives an overview of the fiscal analysis. Download Report
14. Mowat Centre’s Matthew Mendelsohn gives insight into critical issues Ontario faces. click here for article.
15. The Wellesley Institute has provided post-Drummond, pre-budget analysis, with emphasis on children, low income Ontarians and women. Click here
16. *NEW* Economist Hugh Mackenzie analyzes Ontario’s current fiscal situation and proposes a way forward – without austerity. Read the report here.
17. *NEW*Economist Jim Stanford’s take can now be viewed on video here.
Actions and Events following the Drummond Report
2. The Centre for Labour Management Relations is hosting an event on The Global Economic Crisis and Canadian Austerity: Perception versus Reality this coming Friday March 23, 8:30 – 18:30. Click here for more details
3. Queen’s University’s School of Policy Studies is hosting a discussion with Don Drummond on Thurday, March 1, 2012. Click here to find out more