The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, presented to lawyers and community legal workers at a meeting of Toronto legal clinics on October 20 on challenges and opportunities arising from the provincial election. Legal Clinics October 2011 View more presentations from Wellesley Institute.
The Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, Michael Shapcott, sets out the links between housing, homelessness, income and health and draws housing and homelessness lessons in this presentation to York University health policy students on October 19, 2011. York University Housing Presentation October 2011 View more presentations from Wellesley Institute. York University […]
The history of housing in Toronto – and Canada – has been a series of ups and downs. We’ve had many successes, but we’ve also had periods of drought, when precarious housing and homelessness has grown worse. Michael Shapcott, the Wellesley Institute’s Director of Housing and Innovation, scanned the past century in a presentation to […]
Wellesley Institute’s Director of Community Health, Dr. Nasim Haque, presented at the Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Institute along with four other speakers from York and McMaster University, all of whom have expertise in the area of maternal child health research. Nasim’s presentation, “Photovoice as an arts based participatory research approach,” drew examples from her work using […]
The roots of pervasive and damaging health inequities lie deep in fundamental structures of social inequality and exclusion such as income inequality, racism, precarious work, poor housing and homelessness, and inadequate access to health and social services. These social determinants are incredibly complex and dynamic, and policy directions have to be comprehensive and coordinated to address […]
This is a presentation to the policy and management staff at the Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario on how Health Equity Impact Assessment, Mental Health Wellbeing Assessment and others tools can be used to ensure mental health is embedded in health equity strategy — and equally important, that equity is embedded in mental health […]
There’s no such thing as a ‘no money miracle’ when it comes to affordable housing. Project developers need money for development (or acquisition of existing homes), and also money for daily operations, and a third bag of money as a reserve for future issues (like replacement of appliances). The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott gave a […]
The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott was among two dozen housing / homelessness thought and practice leaders who gathered in Washington, DC, last week for an international summit. In addition to supplying a brief overview of Canada’s ‘non-system’ of homeless and housing programs at the national level, he delivered a short presentation to summit participants, then […]
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One crucial component of ensuring more equitable health care is good planning, and one effective tool is Health Equity Impact Assessment. We just published two new primers on HEIA and Mental Well-being Impact Assessment and we have been presenting a number of workshops to providers and planners.