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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Our complex systems work looks at the inter-connected nature of the social determinants of health and our policy solutions address their complex and dynamic impact.
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.