Youth, as the saying goes, is supposed to be the best time in your life. But for many youth in Toronto, this period in their lives is marked by vulnerability, instability and marginalization. Yet, in spite of their hardships and a sometimes confusing and complicated array of services, many youth are able to demonstrate remarkable […]
Building Healthy Communities
“The curse of poverty has no justification in our age. It is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization, when men ate each other because they had not yet learned to take food from the soil or to consume the abundant animal life around them. The time […]
As the people of Haiti struggle in the aftermath of the terrible earthquake, the community sector has a vital role in meeting the incredible challenges. A strong and vibrant third sector is critical to the health of Haiti (as in all other countries). In addition to the emergency relief being offered by many organizations, the people […]
The Centre for Community-Based Research and The Wellesley Institute need your help! Do you serve any clients who use payday loans? Help us better understand people’s experiences with these facilities and advocate for changes to protect them from being trapped in a cycle of debt.
Canada’s non-profit sector has passed the vital $100 billion mark – measuring the overall contribution to GDP. The full non-profit sector (including hospitals and universities) amount to 7% of the overall economy.
About the Network Web Site: Women and Gender Equity Knowledge Network Organizational Co-Hubs: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden | Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, India. Reports Unequal, Unfair, Ineffective and Inefficient Gender Inequity in Health: Why it exists and how we can change it Author(s): Gita Sen and Piroska Östlin Published: September 2007 Summary: This report provides […]
About the Network Web Site: Employment Conditions Knowledge Network Organizational Co-Hubs: Health Inequalities Research Group (Occupational Health Research Unit), Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain | Social Equity & Health Research Unit (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health), Toronto, Canada | Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Reports Employment Conditions and Health […]
About the Network Web Site: Urban Settings Knowledge Network Organizational Hub: WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe, Japan. Reports Our cities, our health, our future: Acting on social determinants for health equity in urban settings Author(s): Tord Kjellstrom Published: July 2007 Summary: This report looks at the social determinants of health that are […]
About the Network Web Site: Health Systems Knowledge Network Organizational Hub: Centre for Health Policy, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. Reports Challenging Health Inequity through Health Systems Author(s): Lucy Gilson, Jane Doherty, Rene Loewenson and Victoria Francis Published: June 2007 Summary: This report introduces the concept of health systems as social determinants of […]
Principal Organizations: TCBRN Partner Organizations: Wellesley Institute, Access Alliance CHC, OWHN, Planned Parenthood Toronto, Street Health Principal Investigator(s): Lisa Campbell Please click here to see the Webcast.