Astonishing! The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has just released a new guide for shelter providers and has this advice for people who are homeless and forced to live in homeless shelters: “Stay home from work when experiencing influenza symptoms”! Pardon me, but the shelter is “home” for people who have no where else […]
Archives for October 2009
These speaking notes highlighted lessons learned from the pilot project undertaken by Wellesley, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Toronto Central LHIN in spring-summer 200; argued that HEIA could
The Ontario government is helping households across the province cope with deep and persistent housing insecurity and homelessness by making a big 7% ($52.1 million) cut to spending at the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, according to the province’s fall economic account. Over the past four years, MAH has seen its annual operating […]
The importance of good quality housing in people’s lives cannot be overstated. A resident of supported housing articulates its impact: It has allowed me to stop worrying about those things that were holding me back.
Recognizing and Supporting Resilience Principal Organization: Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University Author: Elizabeth McCay, RN, Ph.D Investigators: Elizabeth McCay, RN, Ph.D; John Langley, MD, FRCP (c); Heather Beanlands, RN, Ph.D; Linda Cooper, RN, Ph.D; Karen Bach, BA, MPsych; Colin Dart, MPsych; Carol Howes, MSW; Susan Miner, Social Services (Dip); Patricia Robinson, RN, C.B.S. […]
I recently spoke to the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group of the Central LHIN on the Health Equity Impact Assessment pilot project undertaken by The Wellesley Institute, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Toronto Central LHIN. Central has done some tremendous work integrating equity into their new strategic plan (Integrated Health Service Plan-2) […]
Affordable housing and community innovation: These are two critical areas where the federal government needs to invest and engage more effectively. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott and Nimira Lalani gave expert testimony to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on Oct. 21 during hearings in Toronto
Canada has a history of successful housing and homelessness initiatives, including “community-up” initiatives like the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy. But housing insecurity and homelessness remains deep and persistent for millions of Canadians. Canada doesn’t have a national housing plan with targets and timelines, goals and objectives,
The Wellesley Institute hosted a webinar: Preparing for Pandemic Influenza, with Thomas Appleyard and Rick Blickstead . Download Thomas Appleyard’s paper “Bridging the Preparedness Divide” here . Download our research and policy papers here .
Dr Bob Gardner spoke to a plenary session of a recent conference on social housing and homelessness organized by the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association and housing and hostel partners. He sets out data on pervasive health disparities and shows how these inequalities were related to income, gender, ethno-cultural background , social exclusion and other broad […]