Canadians pride themselves on the universality of our health care system. Despite the obvious room for innovation and the need for improved health equity, we let out a sigh of relief because at least no one has to pay for care. Ever since the days of Tommy Douglas, Canadian governments have covered all medically necessary […]
Access Alliance celebrates their 20 year anniversary with a photo exhibit: Many Faces, One People: view the world through our lens.
The Wellesley Institute hosted the 117th American Psychological Association pre-conference workshop on August 5th. The day was action-packed, informative and fun, combining historical tours of Black Creek/Jane-Finch and St James Town communities with presentations
On Tuesday, November 17, the Wellesley Institute’s signature research project, the St James Town Initiative, presented our latest in unique community based research methodology to a crowd of over 100 people at Ryerson University.
Bob Gardner spoke to the Healthcare Interpretation Network on November 23, 2009 and argued that interpretation was one essential enabler of equitable access to high-quality health care and support. His talk set this in the context of other enablers and drivers of a comprehensive health equity strategy.
Canada’s growing income inequality is causing increased housing insecurity and is, in turn, leading to growing health inequities, according to the Wellesley Institute, an independent policy and research institute based in Toronto. One-in-four Canadian households have incomes below the fair housing income, according to a new calculation released today. That number rises to one-in-three households […]
Equity is being emphasized in many Community Health Days organized across the province by Community Health Centres and other local partners. I spoke at the Kitchener day whose focus was on mobilizing for health equity for immigrant and refugees. I set out an overview of how to build health equity strategy, priorities and tools into […]
The Toronto Teen Survey’s new release, Newcomer and Longer-Term Immigrant Youth Bulletin, reports on how immigrant youth access sexual health information and offers recommendations to help service providers enhance the quality of sexual health services to this population.
“We need to come together as a community, Black Creek community, come together and do something for ourselves…” These were the words of a Canadian-born woman from the Black Creek community, a composite of four neighbourhoods located in the northwest inner suburb of Toronto, on a research project seeking to explore the relationship between systemic […]
Thank you for joining us last night for our exhibition of photography and stories from St. James Town youth! The display featured aspects of the neighbourhood that are perceived to play a role in multicultural youth health and wellbeing. There was a great turnout and we received a lot of positive feedback from various community […]