On September 6th 2017, Wellesley Institute and CAMH hosted Professor Nikolas Rose, an international expert on the role of cities in Mental Health from King’s College London. This talk explores the impact of urban environments on the brain and the role of the city in mental health and mental illness and asks: how does stress […]
On July 27 Wellesley Institute and CAMH hosted a conversation about working together to foster mental health and well-being in the city toward designing a city where all Torontonians can thrive. Our guest speaker was Dr. Gary Belkin from ThriveNYC, an initiative that led the way for a bigger conversation about mental health as a public health service in New York City. ThriveNYC is a roadmap designed […]
Taped on Oct 4, 2012 at Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto, Ontario. Presenters: Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall, Ontario Human Rights Commission Tracy Heffernan, lawyer, Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario Moderator: Michael Shapcott, Director Housing and Innovation, Wellesley Institute International, national and Ontario human rights laws are a robust foundation on which to build effective […]
Ryan Meili on his new book A Healthy Society at the Wellesley Institute from Wellesley Institute on Vimeo.
Austerity is bad for our health: Gender and distributional impacts of the Drummond recommendations.
Dr. Camara Jones from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention gave a lively talk to an engaged audience about the trend of racism in health care in the United States. A national conversation on racism in health care is still lacking in the United States, she argues, and certainly in Canada this is also […]
Lorna Dueck, host of the show Context, invited Michael Shapcott, director of Housing at the Wellesley Institute, to talk about homelessness in Canada.
Saskatoon has led the way amongst Canadian Regional Health Authorities (roughly the equivalents of Ontario LHINs) in acting against systemic and pervasive health inequities. They began from solid research on the contours of local health inequities, developed comprehensive strategies and action plans to address the roots of these inequities, and built local collaborations and effective […]
Over the six months the Wellesley Institute, Atkinson Foundation and Metcalf Foundation brought together thoughtful leaders, practitioners and scholars to envision, in a pragmatic and practical way, 21st century labour market policies for Ontario. What grew from these discussions were a clear set of labour market policy proposals focused on workforce development and labour market […]
The Introduction to St. James Town video is an extension of the Photovoice project, Multicultural Youth Voices. Filmed by three youths from St. James Town and featuring commentary by some of the research participants, this video reflects the opinions and experiences of newcomer youth in St. James Town. The footage was edited by a SJT Initiative intern, […]