Wellesley Institute’s Director of Community Health, Dr. Nasim Haque, presented at the Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute along with four other speakers from York and McMaster University, all of whom have expertise in the area of maternal child health research. Nasim’s presentation, “Photovoice as an arts based participatory research approach,” drew examples from her work using […]
Archives for September 2011
Toronto’s proposed Streets Bylaw bans “camping” on streets and sidewalks – similar to a Victoria bylaw that was struck down by the BC Supreme Court as unconstitutional and a violation of the Charter rights of people who are homeless. The sweeping new powers were never part of the bylaws of the former municipalities that were […]
The Wellesley Institute’s written submission to the City of Toronto Executive Committee for its meeting, starting on September 19, requests that the committee reject recommendations in the Core Services Review to end affordable housing development, eliminate the Hardship Fund for low-income Torontonians, and eliminate / reduce emergency dental and Investing in Families funding. “Many of […]
We’re not the only ones talking about health and health promotion. A number of other organizations have also put together tools and resources to address key election issues in this area and we are compiling them here for your convenience.
In his in his review of the potential health impacts of Toronto’s Core Service Review, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, has cautioned that some City of Toronto cost-cutting proposals will have a serious health impact on the city’s most vulnerable populations. In his report, Dr. McKeown warns that implementing a number of the ‘opportunities’ […]
Sweeping new municipal powers that target people who are homeless have been quietly tucked into a proposed amendment to the omnibus City of Toronto Streets By-law.
Next month the World Health Organization (WHO) is holding a Conference on the Social Determinants of Health in Rio de Janeiro. The conference aims to strengthen commitments by member states to develop and implement national policies on the social determinants of health to reduce health inequities; and, to share experiences, challenges, and technical knowledge on […]
The Toronto Community-Based Research Network and the Wellesley Institute invite you to an Author Talk by Elizabeth Whitmore and Karen Schwartz who will be presenting their new books about community-based research and activism: Activism That Works and Research For Social Justice.
The Ontario election is quickly approaching and candidates are pounding the pavement asking for your vote. But what are you going to ask them? From affordable housing investment to creating good jobs, the provincial government makes decisions that have serious implications for the health and well-being of Ontarians. As you head to the ballot box […]
This year Labour Day coincides with the official start of the Ontario provincial election campaign. September 5th, union members will be celebrating labour history and their hopes for the future of our working lives. It’s a time for all of us in Ontario to think about what kind of labour market we should build. And, […]