"All Cuts Aren't Created Equal": Wellesley Weighs In On the Core Service Review with an Editorial in The Toronto Star

In an editorial in The Toronto Star online, Wellesley Institute’s Rick Blickstead looks at the health implications of the proposed service cuts at the City of Toronto and advises readers that cuts come with a price that must be considered.  As we build the future …

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Rushed Policy Process Leaves No Opportunity For Due Diligence

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While we understand the City’s fiscal pressures, the Wellesley Institute has concerns about the compressed nature of this year’s budget cycle. Typically, the City budget process continues at least through the fall, allowing the City to more effectively dovetail its budget deliberations with those of …

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Gutting Toronto’s Affordable Housing Office undercuts ‘housing first’ approach to ending homelessness

While Toronto’s Core Services Review report recognizes the value to individuals and the City of Toronto in a housing-first approach to  homelessness, that same review undercuts the ability of the City of Toronto to implement a housing-first approach by potentially gutting affordable housing initiatives and …

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Poverty is major health risk: Primary health care providers need to take action

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Primary health care providers should take “significant action on poverty as a health risk, while simultaneously working toward higher level systemic changes to reduce the impact of poverty on health” – that’s one of the conclusions of a new qualitative study on poverty and health …

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Open Space In The Lives Of Multicultural Youth: A Case Study From St. James Town, Toronto

This fact sheet incorporates the voices of multicultural youth in St. James Town and is based on findings from the Voices of Multicultural Youth (Photovoice) research findings.

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