Why Do Trans People Avoid Emergency Departments?

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Nobody likes going to the emergency department, but it’s reassuring to know that its there if we need it. New research from the Trans PULSE study, one of the longest running community-academic partnerships in research in the province, however, found that 21 percent of transgender, transsexual, or transitioned (trans) …

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The State Of Social Housing In Toronto And Canada: A Presentation To University Of Toronto Students

The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, joined the City of Toronto Director of Affordable Housing, Sean Gadon, at a seminar with University of Toronto students on March 24.

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Refugee Health Cuts: Lessons From An Avoidable Urban Health Crisis

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It has been over a year and a half since reforms to the Interim Federal Health program (IFH) resulted in cuts to refugee health benefits. In that time we have seen an urban health crisis unfold across the country. As we have documented in our several …

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Housing And Homelessness: Lenten Reflections

Housing and homelessness are not just concerns for the city centre. The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Homelessness, Michael Shapcott, delivered a presentation on March 19 to the Social Justice Committee at St Peter’s Erindale Anglican Church in Mississauga. Along with the presentation, he …

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Federal Budget 2014 Fails To Deliver Housing Investments To Meet National Needs

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Budgets are about priorities. Canada’s federal budget 2014 has failed to allocate a single new dollar for critical housing investments – despite the overwhelming national need and a growing chorus of experts pointing to the severe impact of the long-term erosion of existing federal housing …

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