Safer, healthier housing for Toronto

Extreme heat kills and smog kills. Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has reported that, in an average year, 120 Torontonians die prematurely from heat, and another 822 die prematurely from smog (based on survey of annual death statistics from 1954 to 2000). Low-income people, the …

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CNA: backgrounder on the social determinants of health

The Canadian Nurses Association has done a backgrounder on the social determinants of health for its members. The Association urges nurses to build understanding the social determinants into their assessments, and treatment and follow up plans; know what community resources are available to clients; if …

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The Real Bestsellers

As I do every weekend I read both the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail newspapers. An interesting article appeared in the Sunday Star in the ideas section- The bestsellers for real! The article detailed a new, more reliable way of tracking the bestselling books …

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Reforming Children's Services

Demos, a leading progressive British think tank, has published an analysis of very ambitious plans to reform children’s services in the UK: The Leadership Imperative. Reforming Children’s’ Services From the Ground Up. It will be useful to those interested in the social determinants of health …

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Changing Impact of Income Inequality

Wellesley Visiting Scholar John Myles has published a very interesting paper on the changing impact of income inequality. John is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto and holds a senior position with Statistics Canada. He argues that a crucial …

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Celebrate Canada Funding

The Department of Canadian Heritage is seeking funding applications for 2006 Celebrate Canada! activities. Celebrate Canada!is an annual 11-day celebration of Canadian heritage, including National Aboriginal Day, on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and culminating with Canada …

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Building Healthier Urban Communities: National Research Conference On Homelessness

Principal Organization: York University Partner Organizations: University of Guelph, Sherbourne Health Centre and the City of Toronto Principal Investigator: Stephen Gaetz This study used two indigenous methods to explore how culture and recreation programs at the Native Canadian Centre affected the well-being of Aboriginal adults …

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