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Dealing With Urban Health Crises: Responses To Cuts To The Interim Federal Health Program

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Dealing with Urban Health Crises: Responses to Cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program was presented to  the International Conference on Urban Health, Continue Reading…

Seeking Higher Ground Towards Healthier City-Building: Part Two

Building Population Health Into Municipal Policy

Gradual changes in our physical environments, including the dominance of low-density, car-oriented sprawling suburban neighbourhoods in North America, have Continue Reading…

Making The Connections on Human Rights Day

December 10th is marked annually around the world as Human Rights Day. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which grew out of the terrible devastation of Continue Reading…

Ontario Improves Access To Health Care For Refugees

Ontario has joined other provinces in moving to fill the damaging gap created by last year’s federal cuts to refugee healthcare.  The Ontario Temporary Continue Reading…

Violence Against Women: The Importance of Housing

As we mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, it is important to consider whether women experiencing violence have supports Continue Reading…

Seeking Higher Ground Towards Healthier City-Building: Part One

Getting To Know The Built Environment As A Complex System

Gradual changes in our physical environments, including the dominance of low-density, car-oriented sprawling suburban neighbourhoods in North America, have Continue Reading…

The Spatial Trap: Exploring Equitable Access To Public Transit

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Inequitable access to transportation reinforces the systemic social exclusion and economic inequalities that underlie health inequities. Transportation that Continue Reading…

Accessible Recreation For Better Health For All

As we start a debate about scrapping recreation fees there are lots of things to consider. Getting rid of the fees would cost the City $30 million per year, but Continue Reading…

Poverty Is A Health Issue

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Poverty Is A Health Issue: Wellesley Institute Submission On The Ontario Poverty Reduction Strategy Living on a low income affects people’s lives in many Continue Reading…

Urban Heat Island Effect Fuels Health Equity Conversation

The Toronto Star recently published an article on the health impacts of the Urban Heat Island Effect across different socio-demographic groups in different Continue Reading…