U.S. housing funding: Good news, and still some shortfalls…

The U.S. federal government is committing almost unimaginable trillions of dollars in various financial packages (stimulus measures and federal budget). The Continue Reading…

Canada can take practical steps to reduce health gaps – expert testimony today at Senate

Dr. Bob Gardner, the Wellesley ‘s Institute’s Director of Policy and Research and a leading authority on health equity, will give expert testimony to the Continue Reading…

Happy International Women's Day – much work still to do!

As people around the world gather today to celebrate International Women's Day - and there is plenty to celebrate - we also re-commit ourselves to ending the Continue Reading…

BC auditor confirms that province's homeless programs "not successful"

John Doyle, the British Columbia auditor, has just released a sobering review of homelessness programs that concludes that the provincial government “has not Continue Reading…

United Nations to Canada: You need a national housing plan

Canada urgently needs a “comprehensive and coordinated national housing policy” to meet its international housing rights obligations, according to a Continue Reading…

United Nations to Canada: You're failing in your housing obligations…

Canada has a long and successful history of housing programs that have provided a good home to literally hundreds of thousands of households, but much of that Continue Reading…

Where's Home? – declining prospects in Ontario

As Ontario continues its slide into one of the deepest recessions in 50 years, the income gap between renters and home owners in the province continues to Continue Reading…

"An Introduction to Health Policy" by Toba Bryant, PhD

This book is not a compendium of every health policy or health policy initiative undertaken in Canada. Rather, the book explores some of the key developments in Continue Reading…

Day three of Canada's national housing and homelessness conference includes a call to action

Day three (Friday) of Canada's national housing and homelessness conference - and the 600-plus delegates unanimously backed a resolution that calls on the Continue Reading…

Smart spending, not just big spending, is what Canadians need, says Wellesley Institute

Federal budget 2009 adds big dollars to federal spending, but fails to target those investments at the Canadians who are suffering the most in the current Continue Reading…