This short paper by Bob Gardner (2006) proposes four directions for provincial government policy that would begin to address health inequities and the broad social determinants of health.
Dr. Bob Gardner identifies some lynch-pin issues that offer the opportunities for making significant reforms and improvements to the way health is delivered. While issues are separated out and grouped, in practice, many will be inter-dependent.
Directions and options for LHINs to continue to build relationships with their communities and involve consumers and service providers.
The Wellesley was asked to follow-up our brief with research on the impact of the split purchaser-provider model used in the U.K. In this model the government purchases services from a wide range of providers through competitive bidding; there is extensive for-profit provision. This memo provides references and links to additional resources from the UK […]
This paper argues that the LHINs, under the right circumstances, have significant potential to provide more integrated and community-driven health care planning and delivery.
This paper provides a detailed background on the LHINs initiative, including: lessons for Ontario the experiences of other provinces with regional planning and delivery; analysis of key challenges and opportunities the initiative will face; policy directions and alternatives that can achieve an integrated and equitable health care system. The analysis and recommendations of this paper […]
Millions of Canadians are suffering in a nation-wide affordable housing crisis, even though Canada is one of the richest countries in the world. The 2007 federal budget is a good opportunity to launch a new national housing program. The Wellesley Institute 2007 pre-budget backgrounder offers an outline of the problem and the solution.
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Ontario’s spending on affordable housing has been flatlined for several years , one reason why the provincial government has fallen far short of the targets that it has set for new affordable homes. The Wellesley Institute’s Ontario pre-budget backgrounder provides some advance information as Ontario Finance Minister Greg Sorbara prepares to deliver the provincial budget on […]
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Does Toronto have the legal power to ban panhandling on city streets? What would be the costs? This backgrounder reviews some of the key issues as a municipal politician proposes to criminalize begging for money by the poor.
There are more men, women and youth sleeping every night in Toronto’s shelters in 2006 than 2002, but the number of families is down. This Wellesley Institute Backgrounder provides an analysis of the latest numbers regarding “sheltered” homeless in Toronto.