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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Toronto’s proposed housing and homelessness cuts threaten health, lives of many people

A transitional shelter slated for closure under current Toronto budget plans has had a positive impact on the health and lives of homeless men. “Without the Dells, I wouldn’t be where I am at today… it saved my life,” says David Oliver in a powerful …

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Presentation to West Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, June 5, 2012

The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, delivered the keynote presentation at a community forum hosted by the West Coalition on Housing and Homelessness on June 5, 2012. The presentation included federal, provincial, municipal and international issues in housing and homelessness… with …

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Poverty Is Making Us Sick Media Advisory

Authors: Ernie Lightman Ph.D, Andrew Mitchell, MA and  Beth Wilson, MES Released: December, 2008 Summary: This is the conclusion of powerful new tipping-point research released today by the Wellesley Institute and the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto. Poverty is making Canadians sick, robbing hundreds …

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Plan to sell-off TCHC homes an 'act of desperation'

As the board of Toronto Community Housing Company meets today to consider a plan to sell-off more than 700 of its homes, leading housing experts – including the Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott – are urging the public housing board, and Toronto City Council, to consider …

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Breaking Ground: Peer Support For Congregate Living Settings Flip Sheet

Habitat Services conducted a community-based research project with funding from the Wellesley Institute and support from Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses (OCAB) and Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC), in order to uncover recommendations about peer support work in congregate living settings.

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Regional Planning Commissioners of Ontario Make Strong Case for Inclusionary Housing

The Regional Planning Commissioners of Ontario (RPCO) represents the planning directors, commissioners and other senior planning officials of municipal governments across Ontario. Its current membership includes the Cities of Chatham-Kent, Guelph, Greater Sudbury, Hamilton, Kingston, London, Ottawa, Thunder Bay and Windsor; the Regional Municipalities of Durham, Halton, …

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Sleepwalking To Segregation: How Housing, Income, Health Are Linked Presentation Notes

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The growing body of evidence that shows Toronto is becoming a more divided city as people and populations, also suggests that the city is increasingly segregated by housing, income and health. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott made a presentation to Ryerson University students today on the …

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