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“Sanctuary City” means a healthier Toronto for everyone

By David Leacock, Policy and Research Intern at the Wellesley Institute Yesterday Toronto City Council took an important step toward improving access to the Continue Reading…

Youth, social policy, and health: making the connections

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 Continue Reading…

Youth Voices: Linking New Technologies with Participatory Action Research

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Principal Organizations: University of Toronto Partner Organizations: York University ,Toronto Public Health ,Hospital for Sick Children ,Beat the Street Continue Reading…

Youth graduates of UforChange get cheers from enthusiastic audience

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 Continue Reading…

YongeStreet: New on-line urban magazine…

The Wellesley Institute is partnering with YongeStreet, a new on-line urban magazine that focuses on health, equity and innovation - three of our top Continue Reading…

World AIDS Day

HIV/AIDS is above all else shaped by the social determinants of health.  Incidence -- and inequitable access to vital treatment and support services -- is Continue Reading…

Working Together: The Paloma-Wellesley Guide to Participatory Program Evaluation

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The need for rigorous program evaluation in the non-profit sector continues to grow as agencies and service providers strive to meet the needs of accountability Continue Reading…

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. Continue Reading…

Wilkinson says that equality is still better for everyone, and it’s time to act

Many of us today at the Wellesley Institute were fortunate to catch Richard Wilkinson’s lecture, courtesy of MASS LBP and the Dalla Lana School of Public Continue Reading…

WI team joins senior business leaders in private audience with Prince of Wales

The Wellesley Institute was honoured to join with senior Canadian business leaders in a private audience with HRH The Prince of Wales at Clarence House in Continue Reading…