Making the Connections is an exhibit that walks Torontonians through some of the social factors that have a significant impact on our health: income, housing, education, food, neighbourhood, sense of community, race and racism and access to health care. It also introduces systems thinking and asks us to think about the larger, interconnected society we are apart of and how these connections impact our health.
It is well established that people with lower income and education, who are unemployed or in precarious or low-paid work, or who face other lines of social inequality and exclusion have poor health outcomes.
Health is about more than having access to doctors, drugs and hospitals. Our health is shaped by where we live, grow, play, work and age. Research tells us that by addressing these social determinants, we can improve people’s health and well-being and reduce health inequities.
Watch the Making the Connections Video
Download the Exhibit
Using and Hosting the Exhibit
We would love to connect with new or ongoing local community initiatives. If you are interested in hosting the exhibit in your community or organization, or if you would like more information, follow the link below or please email us.
Jo Snyder, Director of Media & Communications
p: 416-972-1010 ext. 230