For Immediate Release
October 3, 2017
Re: What does it cost to “thrive” in the City of Toronto?
TORONTO – A new study by Wellesley Institute asks, “What does it cost to Thrive in the GTA?” Thriving in the City provides an evidence-based framework that defines individuals’ needs across physical, mental, social, and economic dimensions of health and well-being.
The number, between $46,186 – $55,432 after tax, is more than double the current income level for an Ontarian on minimum wage. But, the ability to thrive involves more than just physical health. Social and economic needs are important facets of health and well-being that are often overlooked in current policy approaches.
Connecting with ones’ community and family, investing in education and employment, and building financial security are essential for achieving good health across the life course.
For more information and to download the report, visit: http://www.wellesleyinstitute.com/publications/thriving-in-the-city-what-does-it-cost/
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