Happy (and healthy) Pride, Toronto!

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 …

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Planning for Health Equity: Mental Health Promotion and Care

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).

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Housing, homelessness and health the focus at national housing meeting

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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 …

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Addressing Social Determinants of Health in a Complex World: Climate Change Adapatation and Equity

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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 …

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Talking About Jobs in Ontario

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 …

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Sell-off of 900 TCHC homes: Facts and options

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 …

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Health Equity Into Action: Planning And Other Resources For LHINs

This resource provides a range of tools, techniques, briefing notes, research findings and other resources LHINs, and the providers and stakeholders they partner with, can use to implement health equity strategies and initiatives in the most effective ways for their regions and needs. Health Equity …

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