Dr Bob Gardner opened the annual general meeting of the Healthcare Interpretation Network with this presentation. He argues that language is a crucial barrier to equitable care and treatment, and is more and more important within our increasingly diverse society. Access to free and high-quality interpretation services is vital to breaking down access and quality barriers […]
The St. James Town Initiative was invited to present at the Toronto Neighbourhood Centres’ Youth Workers Forum: Youth Engagement in a Digital Age. Research assistant Estelle Sun presented on behalf of the St. James Town Initiative and Wellesley Institute. Estelle discussed our experience with using a variety of technological tools for engaging youths. Our tools, cameras […]
The Wellesley Institute’s Rick Blickstead , Michael Shapcott , and Aerin Guy presented to the London, ON based Pillars Non-Profit Network on May 4, 2009. As our Third Sector partners as face economic uncertainties, we look at social innovation and social entrepreneurship models as opportunities for organizations to survive and thrive. View the presentation here. […]
More than 130 people attended a special forum on December 4, 2008, on mental health and homelessness at Toronto’s Knox College, co-sponsored by the Wellesley Institute and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Dr. Kim Hopper, a medical anthropologist from New York City; Dr. Bonnie Kirsh from the University of Toronto; and Dr. Paula Goering, from […]
This is a presentation of research results and selected action items arising from the Community Mapping and Photovoice research projects conducted in St. James Town. Download the City Hall Roundtable report here Presentation – SJT Initiative – City Hall from Wellesley Institute
I developed and presented a workshop on health promotion with policy impact to the annual Health Promotion Ontario conference. It was designed to help people in various health promotion positions and sectors make a strong case for needed programmes, research and innovation to policy makers. The workshop focussed on how to identify the policy implications of […]
Presentation to the Portuguese-Canadian National Congress on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity.
Bob Gardner, Director of Research and Policy, presented at the OPHA in November 2007 on health equity, chronic disease, and the social determinants of health. His Blueprint for Health Equity talk sets out promising policy directions and action to reduce health disparities. Here is the presentation: OPHA Symposium: Blueprint for Health Equity View more documents […]
Bob Gardner spoke to the board of the Family Service Association of Toronto. The talk focussed on the potential of LHINs (Local Health Integration Networks) to support enhanced health equity, equity and related challenges to be faced in the coming period and implications for community-based service providers. Here is the presentation: LHINs: Drivers of a […]
This presentation by Michael Shapcott (2006) provides an overview of urban health issues in Canada, as well as the international context. Also provides historical information about housing/homelessness in Canada, and statistics about Toronto neighbourhoods. Here is the presentation: Ripped from the Headlines!!! Housing, Homelessness: Issues and Solutions View more documents from WellesleyInstitute.