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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Federal government needs to target housing investments to Canadians who need the help

Canada has a history of successful housing and homelessness initiatives, including “community-up” initiatives like the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy. But housing insecurity and homelessness remains deep and persistent for millions of Canadians. Canada doesn’t have a national housing plan with targets and timelines, goals and …

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Effects Of Housing Circumstances On Health, Quality Of Life And Health Care Use For People With Severe Mental Illness: A Review

Principal Organization: St. Michael’s Hospital Partner Organization: Supportive Housing Coalition of Metropolitan Toronto Principal Investigators: James R. Dunn and Tania Kyle Housing is believed to have a great influence on the quality of life for people living with mental health issues. It affects social ties, …

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Supportive Housing Helps

Supportive housing is a proven component of the range of services that can help people facing health challenges to continue to live in the community. But it has occasionally faced local opposition. In 2008, Wellesley Institue funded research on the impact of supportive housing on …

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Status Of Affordable Housing And Shelter Initiatives In Toronto

The intent was good, but the process was fatally flawed. City officials say that they want to get a better sense of the scope and scale of Toronto’s homeless population, but the recent homeless street count won’t provide any reliable data to make informed decisions. …

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