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.
Bad now , worse to come: That’s the verdict in the Wellesley Institute backgrounder on cuts to the federal homelessness program. Toronto, Guelph, Peel, London, Windsor, Ottawa and Yellowknife have all reported cuts in 2006 funding under the Supporting Community Partnerships Initiative (the federal homelessness program). And the entire $134.8 million program is set to expire […]
What might be productive directions to incorporate social determinants of health into provincial policy and strategy? This paper outlines four preliminary possibilities.
Principal Organization: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Partner Organization: Jean Tweed Centre Principal Investigator: Carol Strike A study of the relationship between pregnant and / or parenting Aboriginal women with substance use problems, the drug treatment system and the child welfare system. For pregnant and / or parenting Aboriginal women with substance use problems, […]
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Principal Organization: St. Michael’s Hospital Partner Organization: Supportive Housing Coalition of Metropolitan Toronto Principal Investigators: James R. Dunn and Tania Kyle Housing is believed to have a great influence on the quality of life for people living with mental health issues. It affects social ties, the ability of people to participate in activities such as […]
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Principal Organization: Family Services Association Partner Organization: University of Toronto Principal Investigators: Amanuel Melles Researchers conducted a literature review on immigrant and refugee youth affected by war, trauma, and displacement. A major research theme that emerged is the impact of war on the mental health of children and youth including depression and Post Traumatic Stress […]
Continue ReadingExploring The Needs And Resilience Of Immigrant And Refugee Youth Who Have Been Affected By War, Trauma And Displacement Download PublicationExploring The Needs And Resilience Of Immigrant And Refugee Youth Who Have Been Affected By War, Trauma And Displacement
Principal Organization: Native Canadian Centre Toronto Partner Organizations: University of Toronto and Ryerson University Principal Investigators: Lynn Lavallee This study used two indigenous methods to explore how culture and recreation programs at the Native Canadian Centre affected the well-being of Aboriginal adults living in Toronto. Using sharing circles, researchers asked participants about how their activities […]
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Principal Organization: Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment c/o – Asian Community AIDS Services Partner Organizations: Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention and African in Partnership Against AIDS Principal Investigator: Alan Li Mental health services constitute a critical component of […]
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Over the past eighteen months the WI has undertaken a four part series of research and policy papers dealing with the issue of collaboration in the NFP sector. The first report in our collaboration series, We can’t do business like this, dealt with the need to change the funding and accountability model so that NFP […]
Principal Organization: Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation (CWGHR) Principal Investigator: Eileen McKee People living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs) often experience unpredictable episodes of illness or disability as a side effect of medical treatment. A review of disability income support and employment policies suggests that these programs do not meet the needs of PHAs suffering […]