I posted a speech I gave recently at a conference on health equity for children. One of the themes we talked about was that health care professionals and institutions have considerable prestige and social standing, and can use this privileged position to effectively speak to social issues beyond health. At the same time, there is […]
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The British Parliament has just passed the UK Equality Bill, and it’s on the way to the Queen for royal assent. Among other new responsibilities, the new legislation creates a new public sector duty to reduce socio-economic inequalities.
Health inequalities faced by children are storing up a lifetime of problems. I recently spoke at a conference on Achieving Health Equity For Kids: Whatever It Takes organized by the Hospital for Sick Children. I set out a roadmap to drive the fundamental changes needed to reduce the health disparities kids face across the province […]
If they can do it in Montgomery County, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; and even Burlington, Vermont; then why can’t we do it here in Toronto? The “it” is an inclusionary housing policy that ensures that affordable homes are included in all new housing developments. The Toronto Board of Trade’s municipal election blog has just posted the […]
UforChange is a dynamic, arts-based training project for “at-risk youth” in downtown Toronto. The Wellesley Institute is proud to be a partner in this amazing, community-based initiative. UforChange is just wrapping up its first cohort of 54 youth participants – leading up to a community showcase in May. More than 100 young people will be […]