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Exciting news: Bill to create national housing plan passes second reading in House of Commons today

Bill C-304, An Act to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for Canadians, just passed second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday Continue Reading…

Big news: Ontario inclusionary housing legislation passes second reading

Inclusionary housing (and the promise of thousands of new affordable homes in new developments across the province) is one step closer in Ontario as MPP Cheri Continue Reading…

Pandemic flu planning and social vulnerabilities

Pandemic flu planning efforts need to take into account the realities of individuals' lives and the social contexts in which they live if they are to succeed, Continue Reading…

$125 billion for banks; $2 billion for affordable housing

Sixty-two and one-half years – that’s how long the federal government will have to spend on affordable housing, at the current rate, to equal the $125 Continue Reading…

Every Door is the Right Door: Mental Health Disparities in Ontario

Mental health outcomes are distributed unequally in different populations in Ontario: low-income women are three times as likely as higher income women to Continue Reading…

News flash: Three of four parties in Canada's Parliament back national housing plan

Three of Canada’s four political parties in Parliament – a very solid majority – have backed draft legislation to create a long-overdue and much-needed Continue Reading…

Right to the city: what can we learn from Chile’s social housing approach?

Chile’s “social housing” approach since the late 1970s allowed hundreds of thousands of poor families to become home owners, and strengthened construction Continue Reading…

WI hosts APA pre-conference

The Wellesley Institute hosted the 117th American Psychological Association pre-conference workshop on August 5th.  The day was action-packed, informative and Continue Reading…

“Now is the Season for Action”: Some Thoughts on President Obama’s Speech to the Joint Session of Congress

I have several thoughts regarding President Obama's speech to the joint session of Congress: (1)   As John King stated on CNN afterwards, "the man can Continue Reading…

Acting On Health Inequality in Other Countries: Ireland

I recently had a week wandering around Ireland (perhaps not relevant beyond the blogosphere), including exploring local bookshops (getting more familiar to Continue Reading…