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 persistent and damaging nature of health inequities and their underlying social determinants of health. But it has also played a vital role in identifying key directions and opportunities for innovation and […]
The Wellesley Institute’s Brenda Roche co-authored Violence Against Women: An Exploration of the Physical and Mental Health Trends among Immigrant and Refugee Women in Canada, published under an open access Creative Commons Attribution License. Violence against women is a serious health and social problem for women worldwide. Research has looked broadly at the physical and mental […]
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Austerity is bad for our health: Gender and distributional impacts of the Drummond recommendations.
Recently, the Wellesley Institute participated in the Seeking Solutions Symposium, a conference that addressed access to health care for people living in Canada without health insurance. Even though we in Canada like to think that everyone has access to free health care, this is not the case. The fact is, people who lack documentation do […]
Twenty-two years ago 14 women were killed at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Quebec. Across the country today, people are remembering the women we lost that day and why. We remember that a man walked into a classroom and opened fire; his only motivation, his only target, was women. Violence against women isn’t gone, and until […]
By Susan Scott “Their time is up,” said the woman on the podium to thunderous applause. “All workers should be made to get three quotes on a bed with just one bus ticket – and in the rain.”
Author Susan Scott is our guest blogger this week. In the lead up to the All Our Sister’s conference happening in London, ON May 9-12, Susan shares some insight into the hard lives of homeless women across Canada. Susan’s book, All Our Sisters, is available from University of Toronto Press.
In 1911 the first International Women’s Day marches were held across Europe. Just a couple weeks later, on March 25th, the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City happened: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.
A Statistics Canada study released today finds that the instances of diabetes in low-income households is higher in women than in men. This report is the result of 15 years of research tracked by the National Population Health Survey (NPHS). The prevalence of diabetes is often associated with socio-economics, this new research clarifies and reinforces […]
The final report for Coming Together Project shares the voices and insights of women and transwomen with experiences of homelessness. This report expands on an earlier community report on a Community-Based Research project using staged photography.