There are wide variations in life expectancy in Canada across regions and socio-economic status. But life expectancy doesn’t tell the whole story. Higher income Canadians live longer and healthier lives than those in lower income brackets. In Thursday’s Globe and Mail, columnist André Picard explains these findings in his analysis of a recently released Statistics […]
Archives for November 2009
Many millions of people around the world live in housing that threatens their lives and their health – including an estimated 1.5 million households in “core housing need” across Canada. Adequate housing has been a key part of
On Tuesday, November 17, the Wellesley Institute’s signature research project, the St James Town Initiative, presented our latest in unique community based research methodology to a crowd of over 100 people at Ryerson University.
Poverty is cutting almost eight years off the average life expectancy of Canadian men, and almost five years from women. Only half of the poorest men in Canada can expect to life until 75, while three-quarters of the richest men will reach that age. These are among the grim findings in new research from Statistics […]
Reality check: Ontario is indeed matching the 2009 federal affordable housing investments, as housing minister Jim Watson notes in a story in today’s Toronto Star (“Nearly homeless struggle to hang on“), but the province has also been steadily cutting spending at the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing since 2005. Finance minister Dwight Duncan, […]
A dynamic afternoon of testimony today from a series of expert witnesses (including the Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott, has helped moved Bill C-304 – the draft legislation that sets out a process to create a new national affordable housing strategy – a step closer to reality.
The time is right for Parliament to pass Bill C-304, which directs the federal housing minister to consult widely and develop a national affordable housing plan within 180 days. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott offered expert testimony at the Commons HUMA committee on Nov. 5 on the four key reasons for a comprehensive national housing […]
Links http://waterloowellingtonlhin.on.ca Integrated Health Service Plan (note: it is in 6 sections) Equity Highlights Waterloo Wellington LHIN evaluates proposals based on “equity in the provision of services to recognizable populations”
Links http://torontocentrallhin.on.ca Integrated Health Service Plan (2007-2010) Equity Highlights The Toronto Central LHIN states that health equity is woven into everything that the LHIN does.
Links http://www.southwestlhin.on.ca Integrated Health Service Plan 2010-2013 Integrated Health Service Plan (2006) Equity Highlights The LHIN promotes increased equity of access to services regardless of geographic location or means of transportation