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Falling Through The Cracks: An Evaluation Of The Need For Integrated Mental Health Services And Harm Reduction Services

Principal Organization: Alternatives East York Counselling Agency – COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program Partner Organizations: University of Toronto, Department of Sociology Principal Investigators: Jason Altenberg and Raffi Balian This project addressed the barriers to treatment for people with concurrent mental health and drug use issues. Mental health …

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Paths To Employment In Southeast Downtown Toronto

Principal Organization: Dixon Hall (SEED Program) Principal Investigators: Sheena Patel and Paul Chamberlain Prepared for the Downtown East Community Development Collective (DECDC), a consortium of community agencies and public institutions located in the southeast downtown of Toronto, this report: a) examines the practice of employment …

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Creating A Space Where We Are All Welcome

Principal Organization: Fred Victor Mission Partner Organizations: Regent Park Community Health Centre and the City of Toronto Public Health Principal Investigator: Pam Jollife The Fred Victor Centre (FVC) has been working with Transsexual and Transgender clients since opening its women’s hostel in 1997. The (FVC) …

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Youth Voices: Linking New Technologies With Participatory Action Research

Principal Organization: University of Toronto Partner Organization: York University, Toronto Public Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Beat the Street and Regent Park Focus Principal Investigator: Harvey Skinner, PhD Youth Voices is an initiative if Teen Net project, based in the Department of Public Health Sciences …

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Perceptions Of Oral Health Care In Canada: A View From The Trenches

Principal Organization: Toronto Oral Health Coalition Partner Organization: University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Street Health and George Brown College Principal Investigators: Patricia Main, James Leake and David Burman A pilot survey was designed to learn about how people felt about the quality of oral …

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Community Sector Transitional Jobs For Individual With Barriers To Employment

Principal Organization: Downtown East Community Development Collective Principal Investigators: Paul Chamberlain and Tom Zizys The original intent of the project was to propose a transitional job program in Toronto that would offer temporary paid positions to people who find it difficult to maintain regular employment. …

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A Study On Issues That Impact On The Holistic Health Of Two-Spirit Youth In Toronto

Principal Organization: Two-Spirited People of the First Nations Partner Organization: University of Toronto Principal Investigator: Art Zoccole Based on a holistic understanding of health, researchers created a survey to assess the heath needs of Two-Spirited People youth in Toronto. A holistic health model is based …

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Street Health Pilot Study

Principal Organization: Street Health Nursing Foundation Principal Investigator: Laura Cowan Street Health’s main goal was to identify research priorities within the community of homeless and under-housed people in Southeast Toronto. Having such a broad project purpose provided an excellent opportunity for Street Health to learn …

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Bullying, Sexual Harassment And Dating Violence: A Youth Engagement Approach To Prevention in Middle and High Schools

Principal Organization: East Metro Youth Services Partner Organization: York University and Hospital for Sick Children Principal Investigator: Debbie Garbe The Violence Intervention Project (VIP) develops youth programs aimed at reducing violence in Toronto schools. The VIP conducted a literature review on the issues of bullying and …

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The Indaba Southeast Toronto New Immigrant Youth Project

Principal Organization: The Indaba Aid Development Partner Organizations: Jiamini Community Consultants and Health and Life Promotion Research Consultancy Principal Investigator: Nephat Siziba Researchers held several discussion groups with youths aged 16-29 who recently emigrated from Southern Africa. The youths were asked about the challenges they …

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