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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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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Invisible Men: Female-to-Men And Homelessness In Toronto

Principal Organizations: The 519 Church Street Community Centre (Trans Shelter Access Project) Partner Organizations: York University, Department of Political Science, Turning Point Youth Services, Ryerson University, School of Social Work, Native Men’s Residence, Fred Victor Centre, Ernestine’s Women’s Shelter, City of Toronto, 2-Spirited People of …

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Housing, homelessness and health the focus at national housing meeting

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Close to 100 housing leaders and government officials from across Canada devoted day one of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s annual conference to an in-depth review of the links between housing, homelessness and health. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott delivered the opening keynote, providing …

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Ontario’s community legal clinics: Agents for building stronger, healthier communities

Ontario’s community legal clinics have a long and successful history of effective work with individual clients and on broader law reform / advocacy issues that has helped to create stronger and healthier communities. Michael Shapcott, the Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, delivered a …

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Precarious Housing In Canada Executive Summary

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Precarious Housing in Canada (2010) is a powerful, new research and policy report from the Wellesley Institute. Using the most comprehensive and current data, research and analysis. Precarious Housing sets out a pragmatic, five-point plan targeted to the millions of Canadians who are living in substandard, over-crowded …

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Toronto Suburban Rooming Houses: Just a Spin on a Downtown “Problem”?

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Toronto’s Suburban Rooming Houses: Just a Spin on a Downtown “problem?” by Lisa Freeman, looks at the zoning by-laws for rooming houses in Toronto’s inner suburbs. Rooming houses are often seen as last-resort housing, a downtown issue, or a health and safety hazard. But rooming …

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Mayor Ford postpones TCHC housing sell-off again, special task force considered

For the second time in less than two weeks, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has postponed debate at Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee on a controversial plan to sell-off 740 affordable homes in 675 Toronto Community Housing Company buildings. He now plans to call a special …

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