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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The Street Health Report 2007

Street Health Report

Principal Organizations: Street Health Community Nursing Foundation Partner Organizations: St. Michael’s Hospital, Centre for Research on Inner City Health Principal Investigator: Laura Cowan The Street Health Report 2007, launched in September 2007, presents the findings of a survey of 368 homeless adults in Toronto on …

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Residents Reference Panel on Household Income

The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott joined other urban experts at the Residents Reference Panel on Household Income Saturday afternoon. His presentation focused on affordable housing and homelessness issues and challenges facing Toronto, and pragmatic solutions. The Residents Reference Panel is a process to engage Torontonians …

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Housing And Health: Examining The Links

There is an extensive body of academic, policy-related and community based literature that describes the powerful nature of housing as a social determinant of population health. The relationship that exists between poor housing (or a lack of housing) and poor mental and physical health is …

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Don’t sell-off 740 affordable homes as wait list hits 82,138 households: WI submission to Exec

The Wellesley Institute, in its formal submission to Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee on Jan 24, 2012, joins with four former Mayors of Toronto, leading urban researchers at the University of Toronto and, perhaps most importantly, a great many tenants of Toronto Community Housing in …

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Full house in London for business-community roundtable on mental health and employment

A full house of 50 business and community leaders packed the boardroom of the London (ON) Chamber of Commerce for that community’s first-ever business-community roundtable on mental health and employment on April 26. The event was co-hosted by Pillar Non-Profit, the London Chamber of Commerce, …

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Poverty Is Making Us Sick: Overview of Health Indicators

Poverty is making Canadians sick, robbing hundreds of thousands of their health and leading to widespread preventable illness and creating huge costs for the health care system. The Poverty is Making Us Sick study uses Canadian Community Health Survey and income files to paint the most comprehensive picture …

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Ripped from the Headlines!!! Housing, Homelessness: Issues and Solutions

This presentation by Michael Shapcott (2006) provides an overview of urban health issues in Canada, as well as the international context.  Also provides historical information about housing/homelessness in Canada, and statistics about Toronto neighbourhoods. Here is the presentation: Ripped from the Headlines!!! Housing, Homelessness: Issues …

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