As you know from Module 2, an issue brief or briefing note summarizes important information about a topic (often a complex or urgent issue) for an audience that may include community members, public service workers, nonprofit organizations, government policymakers, and others.
For this assignment, you will write a brief addressing the issue of residential evictions (expulsion from rental housing) in Ontario during COVID-19. Imagine you are a member of a community group that will be participating in a public meeting about this issue: what do you think is most important for members of the public and decision-makers to know? While you don’t have to focus on a specific recommendation, you are free to do so if you choose.
You have been provided with six sources: three are professional or “trade” sources (reports by research and policy institutes, and one by an advocacy group) and three are popular sources (articles in newspapers and a blog). Your issue brief should paraphrase and cite at least three of these sources, including one professional and one popular source.
The required sections are described below.
p Starts with a clear and specific title
p Includes labelled Issue Statement, Background, Key Considerations, Conclusion, and Resource List sections
p Uses at least 3 of the 6 assigned sources, including one popular source and one professional source
p Paraphrases and cites information from sources using APA in-text citations
p Uses bullet points and bold text where appropriate
Uses clear, concise language