The Case For Diversity: Canada’s Mental Health Strategy

Wellesley Institute and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH) have joined forces to start an ambitious project which will make the case for diversity in mental health services. The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) have put the development of equitable services for …

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Healthy Policy For A Healthy Toronto

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Our Mayoral Health Equity Impact Assessments came out each week in the final lead up to the Toronto 2014 Mayoral election. With these pieces we hoped to provide insight into the important policy issues that impact the health of Torontonians, and asked the question, What …

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Toronto Suburban Rooming Houses: Just a Spin on a Downtown “Problem”?

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Toronto’s Suburban Rooming Houses: Just a Spin on a Downtown “problem?” by Lisa Freeman, looks at the zoning by-laws for rooming houses in Toronto’s inner suburbs. Rooming houses are often seen as last-resort housing, a downtown issue, or a health and safety hazard. But rooming …

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What the Candidates Aren’t Talking About: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

Toronto CIty Hall - What the candidates aren't talking about

Over the past four weeks, we’ve been looking at the platforms of the three main mayoral candidates and asking whether their proposals could contribute to good health in Toronto. We found that none of the candidates have set out a vision for a healthy Toronto …

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Transit: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

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Transit is critical to how cities move, grow and interact. Having access to high quality public transit opens doors for people to travel to and from work, school, grocery stores, recreation spaces, and places to socialize. However, our current transit system has significant accessibility and …

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Jobs and Poverty Reduction: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

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Having enough money to meet your basic needs is essential to good health. However, too many Torontonians struggle to make ends meet. In Toronto in 2010, 19.3 percent of the population had income under Statistics Canada’s after-tax low income measure.1 This means that almost 497,000 people …

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Green Spaces and Active Transportation: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

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Green Spaces and Active Transportation Usable green spaces and being able to walk or bike around your neighbourhood to get to work or to pick up groceries makes a city livable. Toronto calls itself “a city within a park” and its patterns of development and …

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The Colour Coded Labour Market By The Numbers

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Changes in the census methodology from the mandatory long-form Census to the new voluntary survey were subject to widespread concern and condemnation. A major concern was that marginalized populations, like low-income earners and racialized people, are less likely to respond to voluntary surveys. This paper …

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