Continue ReadingNeeds assessment: Justice-focused mental health supportive housing Download PublicationJustice-focused Mental Health Supportive Housing in Toronto – Needs Asessment and Action Plan 2020
Thriving in retirement means that an individual’s physical, mental, and social health and well-being needs have been met. This includes living in stable, safe housing, eating healthy foods and staying physically active, connecting with family and friends, continuing to learn new skills, contributing to one’s community, and managing emerging health care needs throughout the aging […]
In this study, we aim to quantify the number of Black people, aged 25-40 years old, living alone in Toronto and are not earning a thriving income. Three key findings were found. First, the Black population disproportionately represents the largest group to earn below the thriving income. Second, Black women are more likely to earn […]
Wellesley Institute conducted a rapid analysis on the accessibility of recently announced COVID-19 income support programs and benefits. These included changes to child benefit, employment assistance and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Access the report below.
Access to prescription medication often depends on where and how you work, rather than your need. Using the data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, we examined the size of the benefit gap between part-time and full-time workers and explored how disparities are greater for some workers in Ontario. We found that those who work […]
The ﬁrst phase of the Thriving Retirement project demonstrates that in order for an older adult to thrive, rather than just get by, an individual needs to meet their basic living expenses, social needs, maintain connections to community and family – all while also managing day-to-day health expenses and preparing for sudden changes in health […]
Continue ReadingThe Haves and the Have Nots: What proportion of older adults are not earning the thriving retirement income in the Toronto CMA? Download PublicationThe Haves and the Have Nots: What proportion of older adults are not earning the thriving retirement income in the Toronto CMA?
Refugees often deal with many issues that increase their vulnerability to diseases during the migration process. Refugees are extremely resilient people and while there are diagnosed physical and mental health problems that may be higher among some, upon arrival in a host country refugees often report good self-perceived physical and mental health. In our latest […]
Continue ReadingDo Syrian refugees perceive improved physical and mental health a year after resettling in Canada? Download PublicationDo Syrian refugees perceive improved physical and mental health a year after resettling in Canada?
National research on discrimination in Canada has been slim. Discrimination impacts many areas of life including health, social and economic participation. This paper reports the prevalence of everyday discrimination experienced by Canadians and uses multivariate regression analysis to explore its socio-demographic and health related predictors. The implications of these findings for social policy are discussed. […]
Continue ReadingPrevalence and Predictors of Everyday Discrimination in Canada: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey Download PublicationPrevalence and Predictors of Everyday Discrimination in Canada: Findings from the Canadian Community Health Survey