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 […]
Health inequalities between different population groups have major implications for governments. But how do we tackle differences in health outcomes that are avoidable, unfair and systematically related to social inequality and disadvantage?
The St. James Town Initiative is Wellesley Institute’s largest community-based research initiative. St. James Town is a highly multicultural neighbourhood.
How do you know whether a policy or a program that you’re undertaking is working? What about when the problem that you’re addressing is particularly complex? We know that when we’re driving a car putting your foot on the accelerator makes it go, but we also know that the accelerator isn’t the only thing that […]
The Wellesley Institute wishes all of Toronto a happy and healthy Pride. As the Wellesley Institute celebrates Pride Week, we also mark the founding of our legacy institution, the Wellesley Hospital, in June of 1911. We’ve been going through boxes of photos and videos and digging up key moments from our history. The Wellesley Institute has […]
After the marathon Parliamentary debate on the back to work legislation for postal workers, it was interesting to come across this post from the Inequalities blog on the impact of unions on inequality.