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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Harm Reduction, Housing, and Homelessness

Jacques Tremblay, Action Consulting Released: July, 2009 Commissioned by the Wellesley Institute, this research explores alternatives to shared housing as a transitional strategy through a harm reduction model that views chronic homelessness as a health and housing problem.

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What is the difference between Inclusionary Housing and Inclusionary Zoning?

The two terms are often used interchangeably to mean the same thing. In this website, the two are used in a more particular and careful way in order to make an important distinction. ‘Inclusionary zoning’ is used only in reference to the particular set of …

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Presentation: Town Hall Forum On Federal Role In Affordable Housing

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Federal funding for housing, along with federal funding for social expenditures in general, is eroding. The Wellesley Institute’s short presentation to the town hall forum on the federal role in affordable housing provides a quick overview and sets out a key question for Olivia Chow, …

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Toronto Crack Users Perspectives: Inside, Outside, Upside Down

Principal Organization: The South Riverdale Community Health Centre Principal Investigator: Raffi Balian This study was Toronto’s first ever project focused entirely on crack use. Researchers conducted 17 focus groups and handed out surveys to 108 users to learn why they used crack and how they …

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Failing The Homeless: Barriers In The Ontario Disability Support Program For Homeless People With Disabilities

Principal Organization: Street Health Community Nursing Foundation Principal Investigator: Laura Cowan The Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) is intended to assist low-income people with disabilities, but many disabled homeless people are unable to access this program. In an effort to address this problem, Street Health …

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Federal Government Can Take Action On Health Challenges: Housing, Community Innovation And Equity

The Wellesley Institute 2011 Federal Pre-budget Submission offers two major recommendations to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance as it starts consultations for the 2011 federal budget. First, a down payment on a 10-year national housing plan as set out in detail in the …

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The Real Cost Of Cutting CSUMB

In its 2012 budget, the Ontario government announced that it was eliminating the Community Start-Up and Maintenance Benefit (CSUMB) as of January 1, 2013. The CSUMB is designed to assist people receiving social assistance who have large or unexpected housing-related costs.  Having access to this …

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