Thank you for joining us last night for our exhibition of photography and stories from St. James Town youth! The display featured aspects of the neighbourhood that are perceived to play a role in multicultural youth health and wellbeing. There was a great turnout and we received a lot of positive feedback from various community […]
“We need to come together as a community, Black Creek community, come together and do something for ourselves…” These were the words of a Canadian-born woman from the Black Creek community, a composite of four neighbourhoods located in the northwest inner suburb of Toronto, on a research project seeking to explore the relationship between systemic […]
The Toronto Teen Survey’s new release, Newcomer and Longer-Term Immigrant Youth Bulletin, reports on how immigrant youth access sexual health information and offers recommendations to help service providers enhance the quality of sexual health services to this population.
Four libraries in Ontario (Brampton, Hamilton, and Toronto) and British Columbia (Vancouver) participated in a research project to evaluate how inclusive urban libraries are in engaging with new immigrant youth. Each library targeted a different ethnic youth group of library and non-library users. Focus groups and walkabout clipboard surveys were carried out to establish youth’s […]
Equity is being emphasized in many Community Health Days organized across the province by Community Health Centres and other local partners. I spoke at the Kitchener day whose focus was on mobilizing for health equity for immigrant and refugees. I set out an overview of how to build health equity strategy, priorities and tools into […]
They are a minority within a minority and their very invisibility heightens their vulnerability to exploitation. Older immigrant women are not a group one would normally think of being victims of abuse or neglect, and not much Canadian research exists on these women’s experiences in a post-migration context. But new research, by Drs Sepali Guruge […]
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Principal Organizations: Community Resource Connections of Toronto, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Investigators: Nora Jacobson, Deqa Farah and Cultural Diversity Community of Practice Participants: Mental health service users and family members in the Caribbean, Somali, and Tamil communities in Toronto Research Methods: Focus groups In the mental health field, the word “recovery” has gained […]
Bob Gardner spoke to the Healthcare Interpretation Network on November 23, 2009 and argued that interpretation was one essential enabler of equitable access to high-quality health care and support. His talk set this in the context of other enablers and drivers of a comprehensive health equity strategy.
On Tuesday, November 17, the Wellesley Institute’s signature research project, the St James Town Initiative, presented our latest in unique community based research methodology to a crowd of over 100 people at Ryerson University.
The Wellesley Institute hosted the 117th American Psychological Association pre-conference workshop on August 5th. The day was action-packed, informative and fun, combining historical tours of Black Creek/Jane-Finch and St James Town communities with presentations