Michael Shapcott

Toronto, ON
Director, Housing and Innovation
Organization/University:The Wellesley Institute
Michael Shapcott is co-chair and a founding member of the National Housing and Homelessness Network and a founding member of the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee, the Toronto Coalition Against Homelessness, and the Bread Not Circuses Coalition. He is the coordinator of the Community/University Research Partnerships (CURP) program at the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto. Michael Shapcott is Director of Community Engagement at the Wellesley Institute, an independent non-profit research and policy institute working to advance health equity through community-based research, community engagement, social innovation and policy development. Previously, Michael was a Research Associate with the Centre for Urban and Community Studies where he co-ordinated the Community / University Research Partnerships unit. He is recognized as one of Canada's leading housing policy experts, and is a long-time housing and homelessness advocate.
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