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.
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, […]
Michael Shapcott will be joining a panel of housing experts in asking hard questions of our political parties on issues of affordable housing in Ontario, leading up to the fall election. On September 8th, Vote for Housing will host the event at the Metro Central YMCA. Already confirmed for the political panel are Glenn Murray […]
Good, affordable, healthy housing is a right for all Canadians, but why do so many go without? Pathways to affordable housing must be on the agenda for upcoming provincial election. An Election 2011 All-Party Public forum on Pathways to Affordable Housing: What a Housing Benefit could do for You is happening on September 15 from 7:00 […]
Reducing Disparities And Improving Population Health (2011) Audrey Danaher Through a review of the literature on the links between population health, the community sector, and community characteristics and resilience this paper explores how a vibrant and responsive community sector can enhance overall population health and ameliorate the impact and severity of health disparities for those communities most affected […]
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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 […]