Collective impact: Engaging big numbers on complex and dynamic social issues

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 …

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False projections about Canada’s health care spending threaten to overwhelm critical health equity issues

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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.

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Complex social and policy problems require sophisticated planning tools and strategy

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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 — …

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WCH pioneering health practice lives on in updated HIV and rehabilitation manual

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 …

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