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Urban Heat Island Effect Fuels Health Equity Conversation

The Toronto Star recently published an article on the health impacts of the Urban Heat Island Effect across different socio-demographic groups in different Continue Reading…

Rising Inequality, Declining Health

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Last year the Metcalf Foundation released a report on working poverty in Toronto. It found that 113,000 people were living in working poverty in the Toronto Continue Reading…

Transit Funding: Is The Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?

There is a consensus building that the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) needs to invest in transit. Voices as diverse as the Labour council, Civic Continue Reading…

Can Toronto Cut Poverty By 50% In Ten Years Too?

Calgary City Council adopted a resolution on May 27 that commits it to cutting poverty in the city by 50 percent over the next decade. While social policy is Continue Reading…

Take Care: Toronto Public Health declares heat alert

Toronto Public Health has declared a heat alert for May 29 as temperatures are expected to hit 30C. While high heat affects everyone, some people are more Continue Reading…

Making The Connections Exhibit Launches At The Urbanspace Gallery

Thank you everyone who joined us last week at Urbanspace Gallery for our public launch of Making The Connections, an exhibit on the social determinants of Continue Reading…

Toronto City Council Recommends Improving Access to Health Care for Medically Uninsured Residents

Toronto City Council passed recommendations from the Board of Health building on a Toronto Public Health report on medically uninsured residents. The Wellesley Continue Reading…

Toronto City Council Debates Equitable Access to Good Health and Health Care for Uninsured Residents

City Council will be considering  recommendations from the Toronto Board of Health regarding health care for uninsured residents of Toronto.  We and a number Continue Reading…

“Ferociously” Acting On Equitable Access And Health Of Medically Uninsured Residents In Toronto

The Wellesley Institute, along with researchers, representatives from Community Health Centres (CHCs), Toronto Public Health, Women’s College, Association of Continue Reading…

Why We Need To Strengthen Toronto’s Fair Wage Policies

Read our submission to Executive Committee.  Tomorrow, City Council’s executive committee will be considering proposals to strengthen the City’s fair Continue Reading…