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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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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Perceptions Of Oral Health Care In Canada: A View From The Trenches

Principal Organization: Toronto Oral Health Coalition Partner Organization: University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry, Street Health and George Brown College Principal Investigators: Patricia Main, James Leake and David Burman A pilot survey was designed to learn about how people felt about the quality of oral …

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Reverse Erosion Of Federal Housing Investments, Urges AFB

The massive funding cuts and erosion of national housing programs in the 1990s continues to fuel a Canada-wide crisis in affordable and adequate housing. That’s the policy finding in the housing chapter of the 2014 Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), released February 5 by the Canadian …

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Strengthen Ontario’s Provincial Policy Statement as one tool to meet the province’s housing needs

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing is undertaking a review of the Provincial Policy Statement on land use and planning.  A strengthened Provincial Policy Statement can be an important tool for communities across the province to ensure all Ontarians have access to a healthy …

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International Housing/Homelessness Summit In Washington: Wellesley Institute Presentations

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The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott was among two dozen housing / homelessness thought and practice leaders who gathered in Washington, DC, last week for an international summit. In addition to supplying a brief overview of Canada’s ‘non-system’ of homeless and housing programs at the national …

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The Street Health Report 2007

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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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