Access Alliance celebrates their 20 year anniversary with a photo exhibit: Many Faces, One People: view the world through our lens.
Canadians pride themselves on the universality of our health care system. Despite the obvious room for innovation and the need for improved health equity, we let out a sigh of relief because at least no one has to pay for care. Ever since the days of Tommy Douglas, Canadian governments have covered all medically necessary […]
Principal Organizations: Alternative Planning Group Partner Organizations: Council for Agencies Serving, South Asians; Chinese, Canadian National Council, Toronto Chapter; African, Canadian Social Development Council Principal Investigators: Professor Ka Tat Tsang To increase awareness of the challenges faced by immigrant seniors and to elucidate the structural realities that condition their lives, a series of focus group sessions were organized between January […]
Presentation to the Portuguese-Canadian National Congress on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity.
Canada’s growing income inequality is causing increased housing insecurity and is, in turn, leading to growing health inequities, according to the Wellesley Institute, an independent policy and research institute based in Toronto. One-in-four Canadian households have incomes below the fair housing income, according to a new calculation released today. That number rises to one-in-three households […]
Principal Investigator: Portuguese Speaking Interagency Network Partner Organizations: Portuguese-Canadian National Congress; St.Stephen’s Community House; St.Christopher House; VIVER Coalition; AIDS Committee of Toronto; Brazil-Angolan Community Centre; Working Women Community Centre; Grupo Brasil do Ontario; Angolan Students’ Association Principal Investigator: Gila Raposo An environmental scan of the sexual attitudues, behaviours, and potential risk factors of adolescents and […]
Principal Organizations: University of Toronto, Institute for Life Course and Aging Partner Organizations: South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC); Exotic Dancers Association of Canada (EDAC); Stop the Trafficking Coalition Principal Investigators: Lynn McDonald and Nayalya Timoshkina The RCMP estimates that between 600 and 800 foreign women and girls are trafficked into the Canadian sex industry […]
Principal Organizations: Regent Park Community Health Centre Partner Organizations: Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre, Centre for Research on Women’s Health, Multicultural Interagency Group of Peel (MIAG), Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, National AntiRacism Council of Canada Principal Investigator: Dr. Alan Li Despite Canada’s generally high standard of living and a health care system […]
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: Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre Partner Organizations: Toronto Public Health and Black Creek Community Health Centre Principal Investigator: Helene Gregoire Researchers identified the fact that while there are many studies on the impact of socioeconomic factors on racialized minority groups in Canada, there is little community based research in this area. The […]
Continue ReadingBuilding Capacity For CBR With Racialized Groups: Towards A Richer Understanding Of Health Disparities Download PublicationBuilding Capacity For CBR With Racialized Groups: Towards A Richer Understanding Of Health Disparities