The World Conference on Social Determinants of Health is a very important global forum and the Wellesley Institute has contributed in a modest, but important way, to some of the documentation that forms a base for this event. More than 60 Ministers of Health and other senior Ministers are already scheduled to attend the conference, […]
The World Health Organization’s Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) has sparked broad interest in tackling persistent and widening health inequities by addressing the social and economic inequality, precarious employment, poverty, inadequate housing, social exclusion and other fundamental factors that underlie these health inequities. This month, the WHO is sponsoring a global conference […]
Michael Shapcott, Director of Housing The minority Liberal government voters elected on October 6 provides a political opportunity for Ontario to realize a long-overdue and much-needed four-point affordable housing plan. The province’s last two minority governments delivered robust housing initiatives: In 1975, the province’s first rent regulation and tenant protection laws, which grew more substantial […]
October 3 is recognized globally as World Habitat Day, the day to recognize the importance of housing and human settlements. It is also marked as International Tenants Day. A good home is one of the most important factors in achieving good health for individuals and entire communities. The Wellesley Institute’s research and policy practice on affordable […]
Wellesley Institute’s Director of Community Health, Dr. Nasim Haque, presented at the Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute along with four other speakers from York and McMaster University, all of whom have expertise in the area of maternal child health research. Nasim’s presentation, “Photovoice as an arts based participatory research approach,” drew examples from her work using […]
This study was carried out in St. James Town using Photovoice to explore how multicultural youth in St. James Town perceive their neighbourhood to play a role in their health and well-being. Twenty-one youth from diverse ethno-racial and cultural background participated in this study.
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Toronto’s proposed Streets Bylaw bans “camping” on streets and sidewalks – similar to a Victoria bylaw that was struck down by the BC Supreme Court as unconstitutional and a violation of the Charter rights of people who are homeless. The sweeping new powers were never part of the bylaws of the former municipalities that were […]
The Wellesley Institute’s written submission to the City of Toronto Executive Committee for its meeting, starting on September 19, requests that the committee reject recommendations in the Core Services Review to end affordable housing development, eliminate the Hardship Fund for low-income Torontonians, and eliminate / reduce emergency dental and Investing in Families funding. “Many of […]
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’ […]