Violence Against Women: Why Race Matters

Violence against women isn’t picky. It crosses various lines including socio-economic status, religion, race, and culture. Statistics from the Canadian Women’s Foundation show that 50% of Canadian women experience physical or sexual assault after the age of 16 and that a woman is killed, on …

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Housing + income + food = health: Wellesley Institute submission to UN food expert

Housing, income, food and health are all strongly linked. It is important to understand the interconnections, the vicious and virtuous cycles that feed each other, and the impact policy and program interventions can have on those cycles. Those are some of the key messages that …

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Austerity Is Not Only A “Dangerous Idea,” It’s Bad For Our Health

Austerity is bad for our health, and many, like Mark Blyth, say that it’s a “dangerous idea.” Mark Blyth, author of Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, and faculty fellow at Brown University, shows us exactly how in this innovative and clearly illustrated video. …

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Will promise of riches overwhelm analysis of social and health impacts of proposed casino?

A casino will bring increased health and social costs for Toronto, warned two leading experts at a community forum hosted by the Wellesley Institute on Jan 22. While a casino for Toronto is being pitched as a sure-fire money-spinner (exactly the same way that casinos are marketed …

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Municipal decision-makers have a role to play in creating equitable neighbourhoods

Our guest blogger is Dr. Kim Bergeron, Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queeen’s University, Kingston, ON  Municipal elected officials and staff have an obligation to understand that where a person lives has as much influence on their health as …

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Action And Research: Community-Based Research At The Wellesley Institute

Community-based research or community-based participatory research (CBR or CBPR) is guided by the core principles of collaboration and partnership where research brings together community and academic expertise to explore and create opportunities for social action and social change. Over the past decade, there has been …

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The Real Cost Of Removing Water Fluoridation

Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases, rates of which disproportionately impact individuals with lower income, children and seniors. Tooth decay can result in pain, tooth loss, facial disfigurement, and impaired oral functioning. Several municipalities have stopped water fluoridation and others may …

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Revitalization Of Social Determinants Of Health Content On WHO Website

There has been a recent revitalization of Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) content on the WHO website. Since the 2011 World Conference on the Social Determinants of Health in Rio de Janeiro, there has been a revived interest on addressing the social determinants of health …

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