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Violence Against Women: Why Race Matters

Violence against women isn’t picky. It crosses various lines including socio-economic status, religion, race, and culture. Statistics from the Canadian Continue Reading…

“Ferociously” Acting On Equitable Access And Health Of Medically Uninsured Residents In Toronto

The Wellesley Institute, along with researchers, representatives from Community Health Centres (CHCs), Toronto Public Health, Women’s College, Association of Continue Reading…

School-Based Meal Programs To Counteract Food Insecurity?

Food insecurity – when people do not have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life at all time – is a problem for Continue Reading…

Rethinking Refugee Rights on Refugee Rights Day

April 4th is the anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision in 1985: Singh v. Minister of Employment and Immigration. The Singh decision Continue Reading…

Rates of Suicide 10x Higher in Nunavut than National Average

A CBC article highlights the release of a new study revealing shocking rates of suicide in Nunavut, which, for the past four decades, has been ten times higher Continue Reading…

Connecting the determinants of children’s well-being in Canada’s disappointing UNICEF ranking

A new report, Child well-being in rich countries: A comparative overview, was released yesterday by UNICEF. In a comparison of 29 advanced economy countries, Continue Reading…

IWD Reflections On Violence Against Women

International Women's Day is a time to reflect on the experience of women across communities in Canada, and internationally. Violence against women is a Continue Reading…

New evidence confirms austerity is bad for our health

While recessions can hurt, what ultimately matters is how politicians respond. And, when they respond to hardship with deep, indiscriminate cuts, they can turn Continue Reading…

Clarity and openness could create new possibilities in any municipal budget, what about Toronto?

In the December issue of Spacing magazine, John Lorinc laments Toronto’s wilted budget process and demands a restructuring of budget documents to better Continue Reading…

Urban Heat Island Effect Fuels Health Equity Conversation

The Toronto Star recently published an article on the health impacts of the Urban Heat Island Effect across different socio-demographic groups in different Continue Reading…