Expo 2025 presents Toronto with an opportunity to move forward initiatives that leverage the City’s diverse population and neighbourhoods and drive the City forward socially and economically. In addition to leaving a site ready for further development, Expo 2025 could deliver more affordable housing, a stronger transportation network, and more green space as part of […]
This systematic review of peer-reviewed literature focuses on identifying which home-based indoor air quality interventions have shown to reduce asthma morbidity among low-income children.
Asthma is the most common childhood chronic disease, with approximately 13 percent of children in Ontario diagnosed with the condition. Childhood asthma is associated with higher rates of disability, school absences, and poor academic performance. The household environment is a key determinant of health for those living with asthma. This paper describes how current multi-trigger, multicomponent […]
About Wellesley Institute Student Essay Contest Each year Wellesley Institute hosts an essay contest for undergraduate students. Entrants are asked to write about health and health equity in the Greater Toronto Area. One prize is awarded to an individual on behalf of a departing Board of Director’s chair. The prize is presented at the Wellesley […]
In Ontario, people who are injured in accidents are compensated through a wide range of income and health support programs. It is a complex mix of federal, provincial and private supports available to Ontarians. However, within the existing system people with the same injury can be compensated completely differently depending on how they are injured. […]
How do we understand the complex structural, regional, and local-level factors that contribute to spatial concentrations of poverty in our cities? How can we accurately identify the number of seniors living in Toronto that require in-home supports, or predict the long-term health and service needs of this rapidly growing population? How do annual income measures […]
We know a great deal about broad determinants of health and health inequities, and exemplary work is underway to address the social determinants of health. However, there are limitations to our ability to fully reduce health inequity. Integrating existing services and supports at the city and neighbourhood and community level increases opportunity for children and […]
New permanent residents to Ontario must wait three months before becoming eligible for publicly covered health care through the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP). As a result, many new permanent residents are at risk of a variety of negative health impacts. Not all provinces in Canada require a three-month wait to access health care. This […]
Jurisdictions across the world have adopted strategies to enhance health equity. Some have developed approaches to promote health equity within their health systems while others have developed intersectoral approaches to tackle social determinants of health within and beyond the health sector. This report reviews these international health equity strategies.
Over 80,000 new permanent residents (PRs) arrive in Ontario annually and are required to wait for three months before they are eligible to receive publicly funded health care (OHIP). Researchers and health care providers have raised concerns that the three-month wait creates a barrier to timely and equitable health care and could result in negative […]