RESOURCES

Our Education Portfolio develops curriculum to educate youth on socioeconomic inequality and encourage them to critically engage with issues through a social justice lens.

These resources are made available here.

SOCIAL JUSTICE TOOLKIT

Resources to equip youth with the basic knowledge and tools to meaningfully engage with issues of importance through a social justice lens. The Social Justice Toolkit covers Privilege & Identity, Discrimination, and Systems Thinking. Each part includes a lesson plan and presentation deck for educators, as well as a handout for students.

MODULE 1: HEALTHCARE

Resources to educate youth about Canada's healthcare system, and the barriers to accessing these services faced by vulnerable communities. This module includes a Hot Potato Talk video interview with an expert, lesson plan and presentation deck for educators, as well as a handout for students.

MODULE 2: MENTAL HEALTH

Resources to educate youth about mental health, how it can be affected, and the barriers to accessing mental health services. This module includes a Hot Potato Talk video interview with an expert, lesson plan and presentation deck for educators, as well as a handout for students.

BEST PRACTICES GUIDE 

Our internal Best Practices Guide highlights key learnings from our research and consultation with external organisations and subject matter experts. We are making it open to public access to help you effectively and appropriately advocate for individuals experiencing homelessness. 

WHITE PAPER

Research examining homelessness and efficacy of potential policy solutions through an economic lens. Our white paper makes an empirical, data-driven case for why addressing homelessness benefits all Canadians.

HOT POTATO TALKS

Interview series featuring different stakeholders of homelessness, including frontline workers, academics, and individuals with lived experiences.

Featured: Rachael Allen from UGM

We sat down and had a conversation with Rachael Allen, Media and Communications Officer of Union Gospel Mission to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted our community's most vulnerable populations.

Land Acknowledgement

The Hot Potato Initiative acknowledges the unceded Traditional Coast Salish Lands including the Squamish, Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Katzie, and Kwikwetlem Nations.

Legal

The Hot Potato Initiative is incorporated under the Societies Act of British Columbia. Request information from BC Registries and Online Services with our non-profit number S0066891.

Contact

Direct inquiries here or by email at contact@hotpotatoinitiative.ca.
Direct inquiries to the Board of Directors at board@hotpotatoinitiative.ca.