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 once again boycotts critical national housing summit

Provincial and territorial housing ministers are meeting August 20 in St John’s, NL, but the federal housing minister has rejected an invitation to join the national summit. It is the second time the federal government has refused to meet with provincial housing counterparts in two …

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Coming Together: Homeless Women, Housing And Social Support

The final report for Coming Together Project shares the voices and insights of women and transwomen with experiences of homelessness. This report expands on an earlier community report on a Community-Based Research project using staged photography.

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Toronto needs affordable homes: WI backs TCHC working group recommendations

As Toronto’s affordable housing wait list continues to set new records month after month, the need to preserve and maintain as much affordable housing as possible remains a top priority for Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and for Toronto City Council. The Wellesley Institute’s Director of …

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Toronto’s Increasing Segregation By Income Is Driving An Increase In Health Inequalities

The increasing segregation of Toronto by income is also driving an increase in health inequalities. Michael Shapcott’s presentation to the Lakeshore interagency group at LAMP in September of 2010 outlines the realities of growing segregation by income in neighbourhoods throughout Toronto, and the corresponding increase …

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Queer Youth Speak

Principal Organization: Shout Clinic Partner Organization: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Principal Investigator: Christine O’Rourke Interviews were conducted with over 40 youth in the LGBTTTIQ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Transsexual Two-spirit Intersex and Queer) community who were either homeless or street involved. Participants …

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Creating A Space Where We Are All Welcome

Principal Organization: Fred Victor Mission Partner Organizations: Regent Park Community Health Centre and the City of Toronto Public Health Principal Investigator: Pam Jollife The Fred Victor Centre (FVC) has been working with Transsexual and Transgender clients since opening its women’s hostel in 1997. The (FVC) …

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Sell-off of 900 TCHC homes: Facts and options

Toronto’s affordable housing waiting list hit an all-time record of 78,604 households in May, but that hasn’t stopped Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s one-man board Case Ootes from recommending the sell-off of up to 900 affordable TCHC homes. Ootes says there is no option but to cannibalize …

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Wellesley Institute’s Deputation on the 2012 Toronto Budget

The Wellesley Institute has been working alongside countless inviduals and organizations over the past few months to inform budget-related decision-making at Toronto City Hall in our efforts to improve population health.  On Wednesday, December 7th, Wellesley Institute CEO, Rick Blickstead, will be delivering a deputation on …

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