Over the past couple of weeks we’ve seen a lot of discussion around Toronto about the value of a range of services that the City provides and how we should pay for them. As an organization dedicated to advancing urban health, the Wellesley Institute is always interested in participating in these types of discussions about […]
Recent reports from the Wellesley Institute on Mental Health Equity including a Mental Well-being Impact Assessment and other resources for LHINs.
Our History – In 1911 Dr. Herbert Bruce, a Toronto Physician, founded the Wellesley Hospital. Today, the Wellesley Institute continues to build on a century-long tradition of tackling the real health issues of Torontonians.
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 in the latest edition of the peer-reviewed BMC Family Practice […]
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.
Fairness, opportunity and equity can serve as the defining feature in a new era of urbanization. The Just City is an amazing video from the Ford Foundation that welcomed attendees to its 75th anniversary event. The Wellesley Institute works to advance population health and equity throughout the Greater Toronto Area. The compelling vision in this […]
The Introduction to St. James Town video is an extension of the Photovoice project, Multicultural Youth Voices. Filmed by three youths from St. James Town and featuring commentary by some of the research participants, this video reflects the opinions and experiences of newcomer youth in St. James Town. The footage was edited by a SJT Initiative intern, […]
The City of Toronto and its agencies, boards and commissions, have taken significant actions against the deadly heat this summer, but a number of these initiatives are threatened by the current round of proposed cuts being considered by Toronto City Council. Toronto, and much of Canada, is suffering through record-breaking heat and humidity. Extreme heat is […]
The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott spent three days in Washington at the National Alliance to End Homelessness annual conference. While the United States faces a deep and painful level of homelessness, the US federal government is taking an inspiring lead in the campaign to end homelessness.
The best way to address a shared challenge is to engage the people who are most affected by the issue to help develop solutions. Here at the Wellesley Institute we often speak about comprehensive community initiatives – but what does that really mean? This post taps into Bob Gardner’s insights during a recent Tamarack Institute […]