Not everybody has the same level of access to health care in Canada, and not everybody receives the same quality of care. We provide information, advice and tools for policy-makers, practitioners and community advocates to ensure good health for all.
The Wellesley Institute monitors public policy on housing issues and develops policy solutions to meet the real need for good housing for all.
Income inequality is a crucial social determinant of health. It interacts with a number of other social determinants of health including: housing, racism, immigration and social inclusion.
Research and policy work at the Wellesley Institute seeks to expand knowledge of the social determinants of health inequalities, and identify interventions, strategies and policies that counter their impact and narrow the health gap
Through partnerships, social innovation and community mobilization, Wellesley Institute aims to bring together people and ideas to advance population health.
The Wellesley Institute works with urban immigrant communities to reduce health disparities and inform policies that address the issue of poverty and declining health within immigrant populations.