Our friend and colleague, Dr. Bob Gardner, passed away on August 28th, 2014.
As Wellesley Institute’s Director of Policy since 2005, Bob led our work in health equity and health care reform.
Bob’s health equity expertise was grounded in his long experience working with community activists, practitioners and policy makers. He was a passionate, tireless advocate for building health and health equity into all policies: from reforming Ontario’s health care system, to service delivery planning in LHINs to positioning community health centres as equity leaders. Bob played a significant role in the development, design and implementation of Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) across the province. He worked to ensure that HEIAs were grounded in local experience and responsive to emerging issues at the community level.
Bob was a valued member of the Wellesley Institute team and will be greatly missed. An obituary for Bob has been posted.
The memorial will take place Saturday October 18, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At the United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil Street, Toronto, Ontario
Guest book available for signing, thoughts and memories