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Why Do Trans People Avoid Emergency Departments?

Nobody likes going to the emergency department, but it’s reassuring to know that its there if we need it. New research from the Trans PULSE study, one of the Continue Reading…

Refugee Health Cuts: Lessons from an Avoidable Urban Health Crisis

It has been over a year and a half since reforms to the Interim Federal Health program (IFH) resulted in cuts to refugee health benefits. In that time we have Continue Reading…

How much OLG money is enough to harm the health and well-being of Torontonians?

News emerged today that the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is promising a special deal to provide Toronto with a larger slice of the proceeds if a Continue Reading…

Childhood obesity: it’s about more than banning marketing of junk food

The media had a field day yesterday with the proposal from Ontario’s Healthy Kids Panel to ban marketing of junk food to kids under 12. Sadly, this missed a Continue Reading…

Wealth equals health in Toronto, but we can change that

A new study in Toronto shows how socioeconomic status can have a significant impact on your access to health care. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Continue Reading…

Social assistance reform is happening: Here’s three things to look out for

Incoming premier Kathleen Wynne announced this week that social assistance reform is one of her key priorities. Wynne has asked the Secretary of the Cabinet – Continue Reading…

Casinos equal poor health for the GTA

A new Wellesley Institute health equity impact assessment – The Real Cost of Casinos – shows that building a casino in Toronto will contribute to poor Continue Reading…

Great holiday news as Ontario steps up with transitional funding for housing and homelessness supports

The Ontario government announced today that it would provide transitional funding of $42 million in 2013-14 for municipalities to develop and implement their Continue Reading…

Counting down to the end of the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit: there’s still time for Ontario to avoid a crisis

We’re now less than two weeks away from the Government of Ontario terminating the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) and an impending and Continue Reading…

Dealing with the impacts of refugee health cuts

The health impacts of the federal government’s decision to cut health benefits to many refugees are becoming increasingly apparent. In our analysis, Continue Reading…