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Wealth equals health in Toronto, but we can change that

A new study in Toronto shows how socioeconomic status can have a significant impact on your access to health care. The study, published in the Canadian Medical Continue Reading…

Community Health Impacts Of A Toronto Casino

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The Wellesley Institute deputed to the Board of Health in November 2012 about the population health impacts of problem gambling. Our health equity impact Continue Reading…

Will promise of riches overwhelm analysis of social and health impacts of proposed casino?

A casino will bring increased health and social costs for Toronto, warned two leading experts at a community forum hosted by the Wellesley Institute on Jan 22. Continue Reading…

Casinos and Your Health Flip Sheet

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While much attention has been given to the potential economic and social costs the construction of a casino could have on the City of Toronto, health issues Continue Reading…

Casinos equal poor health for the GTA

A new Wellesley Institute health equity impact assessment – The Real Cost of Casinos – shows that building a casino in Toronto will contribute to poor Continue Reading…

The Real Cost of Casinos: A Health Equity Impact Assessment

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Over recent months, there has been much conversation about the possibility of a casino being built in the City of Toronto. The debate has largely focused on the Continue Reading…

Tracing connections: better tools for better population health

It's common knowledge that social conditions matter when it comes to the health of individuals, communities, and society at large. These conditions are known to Continue Reading…

How Ontario government ministries are acting on social determinants of health

This is a guest blog by Nicoda Foster and Christine Chan, Masters of Public Health Students at the University of Toronto and University of Liverpool Continue Reading…

POWER: A Vital Ingredient for Equity-Driven Health Reform

The POWER (Project for an Ontario Women's Health Evidence-Based Report) study has been an amazing source of data and evidence on population health, the Continue Reading…

Public Health, Priority Populations and Driving Health Equity Into Action

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Public health have long been leaders in health equity strategy (see Sudbury's Ten Promising Practices). One key direction has been working with local Continue Reading…