The Three Cities research is a powerful part of a growing body of evidence that documents deep and persistent poverty and growing income inequality in Toronto and Canada, and underlines the devastating impact that this is having on the health and lives of people and communities. In the first video link below, University of Toronto Prof. David Hulchanski discusses his review of growing income inequality in Toronto over the past three decades. In the second video link below, the Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott joins Dr. Hulchanski and other urban experts for a panel discussion.
About Michael Shapcott
Michael Shapcott is Director, Affordable Housing and Social Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, an independent, non-profit research and policy dedicated to advancing urban health. Michael has worked extensively in Toronto, in many parts of Canada, nationally and internationally on social innovation, the non-profit sector, civic engagement, housing and housing rights, poverty, social exclusion, urban health and health equity. He is recognized as one of Canada’s leading community-based housing and homelessness experts.