Public Outreach

Sample Communications and Consultations
Op Eds

A Vision for a Better Canada Requires Cooperation, with Marva Burnett (President of ACORN Canada),Huffington Post October 15, 2015 Reposted

Ottawa’s financial literacy strategy is noble, but it’s not enough, Brenda Spotton Visano, Globe and Mail, Report on Business, 23 June 2015 posted

A Hidden Debt Essential – Your Credit Score (PDF) written for Black Creek Financial Action Network (BCFAN) in BOSS Magazine Spring-Summer, 2013, 110-11 On line PDF

Policy Submissions

BCFAN “Comments on Payday Loan Cost of Borrowing Review” (PDF) Submission to Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Government of Ontario on behalf of Members of the Black Creek Financial Action Network (May 2016)

BCFAN "Comments on Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection" (PDF) Submission to Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services on behalf of Members of the Black Creek Financial Action Network (August 2015)

Interviews - TV, Radio, Podcast
  • Podcast: Including Us All – Community-based Financing for Community Capacity Building Interviewers/Producers: Dan Akinbosede and Katie Wei, Length: 1:09:36
  • Pay Day Lending in Ontario David Seglins, CBC Radio
  • The Purpose of Business Panel Member on “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” TVO
  • Financial Bailouts Reporter Havard Gould, CBC Nightly News
  • Socialism for the Rich Host: Andrew Nicol, CBC Weekend
  • Public Sector Pension Plans Student Interviewer: Melissa Myers, Ryerson University
  • Student Debt Student Interviewer: Alexia Palmeri, Seneca College
Interviews - Print media
  • Canada learns from Bangladesh how to tackle poverty Alia Dharssi, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Nov 12, 2013; Reprinted in The Daily Ittefaq (Dhakka India) Nov 12, 2013
  • Youth and 2015 Ontario provincial budget Alex Kvaskov, Excalibur 20 May 2015, p.3
  • Breaking down the barriers to University, Linda White Toronto Sun
  • Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit Anna Mehler Paperny and Tavia Grant. Globe and Mail
External Presentations and Consultations
  • Faculty Consultant - eLearning module proposal to the Ontario Online Initiative; a series of business research foundation modules that professors can embed in their course management software in order to better prepare their students for the rigours of business research. Leads: Stephanie Quail, Angie An / York University Library; Financial Literacy resources at YorkU
  • Presenter “An Overview of Gender Interventions through Canadian Public Budgeting,” Presentation to Delegation of 22 Representatives from Ministry of Gender Equality & Family of the Republic of Korea, on invitation from the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Toronto
  • Presenter “Networking Community Action for Financial Literacy in Black Creek,” Black Creek Financial Action Network, Vice-President Research, Knowledge Mobilization
  • Presenter Global Economic Crisis: Can Canada Escape a Lost Decade?” Alternative Federal Budget Roundtable, Organized by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sponsored by Peter Julian, Official Opposition Finance Critic.
  • Presenter, "Financial Literacy and Community Loans to Empower Youth Entrepreneurs” Youth and Community Revitalization Expo Action for [Jane Finch] Neighbourhood Change
Internal Presentations
  • Presenter, Fitting in by not fitting in…the Privilege of a Career as a University Professor, (Video) McLaughlin College Lunch Talk
  • Presenter, “Advancing Critical Financial Literacy with Marginalized Youth – A Community
  • Based Research Collaboration between PEACH (Promoting Education and Community Health) and Community Finance Project (YUCFP)” with Shelina Karmali and Imo Ek-Udofia, York University Symposium on Engaged Scholarship
  • “Rooted in Rock: the Entrenched Dominance of Mainstream Economics” The Pedagogical Consequences of the Crisis Progressive Economics Forum Summer School, Ottawa (2016)
  • “Financial Crises: Socioeconomic Causes and Institutional Context” Economics that Works for People and the Planet, Progressive Economics Forum Summer School, Vancouver, Canada (2014)
  • “Financial Management Skills for Youth” Tropicana Youth Pre-Employment Skills Workshop, with Steven Goncalves, Adnan Raja, Lameck Zingone, as part of YUCFP Financial Literacy Outreach (2010)
Knowledge Mobilization Summaries