Racism, Health & Resilience

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Join Toronto Public Health and Wellesley Institute’s Dr. Kwame McKenzie on February 12th for a discussion on strategies for closing health inequities, as part of the City of Toronto’s Black History Month events. Racism makes people sick. A 2013 Toronto Public Health (TPH) report shows that racism results in …

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Does Upholding The Right To Health Decrease Inequities?

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In 1976 Canada became a State Party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, an international document that recognizes “the right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.” Since then, Canada has also signed and ratified numerous other …

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Do Canadians Have A Right To Good Health?

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What happens when the biggest barrier to health isn’t a lack of medicine or access to care but income? On February 4th, MASS LBP, along with Upstream and Wellesley Institute will be convening three of Canada’s newest physician-activists who are challenging Canadians and their governments to …

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Hidden In Our Midst: Newcomer Youth in Toronto

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Youth homelessness is an escalating concern nationwide. The Hidden in Our Midst Community Based Research (CBR) project, a joint project between Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH), brings our attention to newcomer youth and those born outside …

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Wellesley Institute to sit on the Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council

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CEO of Wellesley Institute, Dr. Kwame McKenzie, has been invited to sit on the new Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council. Dr. McKenzie will sit along with other distinguished members, including the council’s chair Susan Pigott, a leading expert in the field of mental health …

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Healthier Cities and Communities Hub: Request For Proposals

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Healthier Cities and Communities Hub Seed Grant / Pilot Project REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS November 14, 2014 ANNOUNCEMENT The Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH) of the University of Toronto, Wellesley Institute and Toronto Public Health issue this Seed Grant / Pilot Project Request for Proposals. The …

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The Case For Diversity: Canada’s Mental Health Strategy

Wellesley Institute and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) have joined forces to start an ambitious project which will make the case for diversity in mental health services. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) have put the development of equitable services for …

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