By David Leacock, Policy and Research Intern at the Wellesley Institute Yesterday Toronto City Council took an important step toward improving access to the city for undocumented workers. The motion, approved by an overwhelming majority 37-3, affirmed a recommendation from the Community Development and Recreation Committee for the City to explore opportunities to enhance the […]
Building Healthy Communities
In recent weeks across the continent we have seen vividly illustrated both the cracks in our social cohesion and also increased capacity for resilience through civic engagement. We watched with horror the images of travellers from Muslim-majority countries detained at airports, and now the unveiling of a new travel ban. We heard with sorrow the grief […]
Currently, when a Crown ward turns 21, they are no longer eligible for provincial assistance through the Children’s Aid Society. Caseworkers are faced with few options other than referring their young clients to shelters and the social assistance system for continued support. A new report released yesterday by the Ontario Provincial Advocate for Youth and Children […]
Principal Organization: University of Toronto Partner Organization: York University, Toronto Public Health, Hospital for Sick Children, Beat the Street and Regent Park Focus Principal Investigator: Harvey Skinner, PhD Youth Voices is an initiative if Teen Net project, based in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto. Youth are integrally involved in […]
About 200 enthusiastic fans crowded into the Isabel Bader Theatre on May 15 for the VivaCity talent showcase. The showcase featured the talents of the almost 50 youth who have graduated as the first cohort of UforChange, an arts-based youth training and employment initiative of the Wellesley Institute and our partners. The play included amazing […]
The St. James Town Initiative was invited to present at the Toronto Neighbourhood Centres’ Youth Workers Forum: Youth Engagement in a Digital Age. Research assistant Estelle Sun presented on behalf of the St. James Town Initiative and Wellesley Institute. Estelle discussed our experience with using a variety of technological tools for engaging youths. Our tools, cameras […]
We invite you to SEE, HEAR, and JOIN the voices of St. James Town youth residents speaking out about their neighbourhood and its implications for their health!
A couple weeks ago Wellesley Institute CEO Dr. Kwame McKenzie shared 15 ideas to reduce the impact of racism on health. Then we asked you to join the conversation by taking to Twitter with #stopracism15 and your ideas. Here’s a taste of what you contributed as well as some resources and media we’ve explored thanks to your participation: @kwame_mckenzie […]
The Wellesley Institute is partnering with YongeStreet, a new on-line urban magazine that focuses on health, equity and innovation – three of our top priorities.
HIV/AIDS is above all else shaped by the social determinants of health. Incidence — and inequitable access to vital treatment and support services — is worse among Aboriginal people, women, racialized communities, IV drug users and other poor and marginalized communities, and in poorer countries. But it has also been massive mobilization out of the communities […]