In March 2007, the Public Health Agency of Canada, supporting Canadian involvement in the World Health Organization Commission on Social Determinants of Health, held a consultation with civil society organizations on how to move a social determinants of health agenda forward. I participated on behalf of the Wellesley Institute. Key challenges were identified: public policy […]
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Bob Gardner, director of policy and research at the Wellesley Institute, has recently been working with the Toronto Central LHIN to help them develop health equity policies.
The latest in three sets of major housing and income data over the past month (rental numbers released this morning) confirms the nation-wide affordable housing crisis is moving up the income scale from low to moderate to middle-income households. The numbers underline a deep, persistent and growing affordability gap between the rents charged in private […]
A staggering one-in-four Canadian households are in the housing affordability danger zone – paying 30% or more of their income on housing. Even more troubling, the poorest Canadian households – renters – face the worst affordability problems. New data released today by Statistics Canada confirms that the cost of housing – rental and ownership – […]