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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Street Health Pilot Study

Principal Organization: Street Health Nursing Foundation Principal Investigator: Laura Cowan Street Health’s main goal was to identify research priorities within the community of homeless and under-housed people in Southeast Toronto. Having such a broad project purpose provided an excellent opportunity for Street Health to learn …

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Critical Characteristics Of Supported Housing

Principal Organizations: University of Toronto Partner Organizations: Toronto Branch ,Canadian Mental Health Association Principal Investigator(s): Bonnie Kirsh, PhD Critical Characteristics of Supported Housing: Findings from the Literature, Residents, and Service Providers lays the foundation for the development of principles that can be used to guide Supported …

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Toronto cannot make it a crime for homeless to sleep

Five things you need to know about the ‘camping’ ban in the proposed Streets By-law [Download the Camping Ban Streets By-law Backgrounder PDF.] Toronto may be headed for a costly constitutional legal challenge of its proposed Streets By-law because of an amendment that seeks to criminalize …

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National Housing Report Card 2008 reveals government funding failures

  National Housing Report Card 2008 On the eve of the first provincial-territorial housing ministers’ summit in almost two and one-half years, a new report card from the Wellesley Institute reveals that the federal government and eight of the thirteen provinces and territories have failed …

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Vote for Housing: 2011

Michael Shapcott will be joining a panel of housing experts in asking hard questions of our political parties on issues of affordable housing in Ontario, leading up to the fall election. On September 8th, Vote for Housing will host the event at the Metro Central …

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Working towards equality in Toronto

Toronto City Hall’s Council Chambers was the site for a public forum  on June 26th sponsored by economicinequality.ca that brought together a variety of experts from a range of social policy fields including taxation, childcare, employment and income support. The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael …

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Inclusionary Housing

Inclusionary housing programs are municipal programs that rely upon the development regulations and approval process to have private developers provide some portion of the housing within their new market projects as affordable housing. The policies represent a fundamentally different way to providing affordable housing from …

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