The Wellesley Institute wishes all of Toronto a happy and healthy Pride. As the Wellesley Institute celebrates Pride Week, we also mark the founding of our legacy institution, the Wellesley Hospital, in June of 1911. We’ve been going through boxes of photos and videos and digging up key moments from our history. The Wellesley Institute has […]
Archives for June 2011
After the marathon Parliamentary debate on the back to work legislation for postal workers, it was interesting to come across this post from the Inequalities blog on the impact of unions on inequality.
Addressing deep-seated health inequities requires comprehensive strategies drawing on the insights and innovation of communities and community-based providers.One useful tool that can support good planning and engagement is the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA).
Close to 100 housing leaders and government officials from across Canada devoted day one of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s annual conference to an in-depth review of the links between housing, homelessness and health. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott delivered the opening keynote, providing a survey of the latest evidence on the links between […]
The roots of pervasive and damaging health inequities lie deep in fundamental structures of social inequality and exclusion such as income inequality, racism, precarious work, poor housing and homelessness, and inadequate access to health and social services. These social determinants are incredibly complex and dynamic, and policy directions have to be comprehensive and coordinated to address […]
Six months ago, Wellesley Institute, Atkinson Foundation and Metcalf Foundation first brought together thoughtful leaders, practitioners and scholars to envision, in a pragmatic and practical way, 21st century labour market policies for Ontario. What grew from these discussions were a clear set of labour market policy proposals focused on workforce development and labour market regulation. […]
Toronto’s affordable housing waiting list hit an all-time record of 78,604 households in May, but that hasn’t stopped Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s one-man board Case Ootes from recommending the sell-off of up to 900 affordable TCHC homes. Ootes says there is no option but to cannibalize current TCHC stock to raise repair dollars, but this backgrounder […]
3-Sheila_Block from Michael Thiessen on Vimeo.
The Wellesley Institute’s Dr. Nasim Haque presented at the Centre For City Ecology’s Power of Mapping conference on May 20, 2011. Here is some video of her presentation. The Power of Mapping – Community-Based Mapping Tools: Nasim Haque from Centre for City Ecology on Vimeo.