Taking action on toxic trio of inequality, poor health and precarious housing: Presentation and resource links

The powerful links between rising inequality, poor health and precarious housing form a toxic triangle – but there are practical actions that can reduce poverty and income inequality, advance population and personal health and prevent and end homelessness and precarious housing. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott joined the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Trish Hennessy and University of Western Ontario economist Mike Moffat and hundreds of Londoners at the City Symposium V forum at the London Public Library on Tuesday.

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Michael Shapcott’s presentation on the toxic triangle

The Wellesley Institute’s Precarious Housing in Canada

The Wellesley Institute’s Poverty is making us sick

The Wellesley Institute’s Work and Health

London’s City Symposium series

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Growing Gap Initiative

The OECD’s 2008 Growing Unequal Report, including a country report on Canada

The OECD’s 2011 Divided We Stand Report, including a country report on Canada

Toronto Public Health’s Unequal City Report

The Three Cities Within Toronto, mapping income polarization