The Wellesley Institute’s Rick Blickstead and Michael Shapcott joined almost 100 community leaders – including representatives from United Way in Toronto and the surrounding region, foundations and community organizations – for a day-long workshop on collective impact. Collective impact is process of engaging large numbers of groups – sometimes 100 or more – on complex […]
Archives for May 2011
By Susan Scott “Their time is up,” said the woman on the podium to thunderous applause. “All workers should be made to get three quotes on a bed with just one bus ticket – and in the rain.”
False, straight-line projections about future growth in health care spending are distracting Canadians from the real challenges facing our health care system. That’s the warning that Will Falk from the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation delivered in a compelling op-ed piece in the Toronto Star.
The Wellesley Institute’s Rick Blickstead and Michael Shapcott joined about 200 other leaders from the non-profit, private and academic sectors for the Ontario Social Innovation Summit at the MaRS Centre on May 16.
May 12 is celebrated as International Nursing Day (it’s the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale). The Geneva-basedInternational Council of Nurses has identified the 2011 IND theme as “closing the gap: increasing access and equity”.
This is a presentation to the policy and management staff at the Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario on how Health Equity Impact Assessment, Mental Health Wellbeing Assessment and others tools can be used to ensure mental health is embedded in health equity strategy — and equally important, that equity is embedded in mental health […]
The Wellesley Institute is proud to trace our legacy through the former Wellesley Central Hospital – and the hospital continues to live on through its pioneering urban health practice. In 1998, the Wellesley Central and Health Canada published a guide to HIV and rehabilitation, and an updated version has just been released by the Canadian Working […]
Research from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released earlier this week indicates that income inequality continues to grow rapidly in Canada and in most of the world’s other rich economies.
Author Susan Scott is our guest blogger this week. In the lead up to the All Our Sister’s conference happening in London, ON May 9-12, Susan shares some insight into the hard lives of homeless women across Canada. Susan’s book, All Our Sisters, is available from University of Toronto Press.
Canadian Pensioners Concerned (CPC) awarded Michael Shapcott with The Jean Woodsworth Award yesterday for his distinguished service to the community and his longevity of effort and commitment in his social activism.