Although the City of Toronto 2024 budget takes bold steps toward supporting residents and advancing equity in key areas, there is much more work that needs to be done to build a city that is resilient, mentally healthy and equitable for all.
Cities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) have some of the highest auto insurance rates in Ontario. Certain neighbourhoods are further impacted due to insurance assessments that determine certain areas as being higher risk. Those who live in areas outside of metropolitan centres often must rely on private vehicles to get them to and from […]
Cold weather can have a devastating impact on people who are homeless, leading to hypothermia, frostbite and even death. Adequate shelter spaces and a safe and dignified outdoor outreach strategy are critical to supporting people living outdoors. The City of Toronto’s 2023 Winter Services Plan outlined steps to support those who are sheltering outdoors this […]
Wellesley Institute’s Pre-Budget Written Submission Canada has significant inequities in the social determinants of health, including housing, income, education, discrimination and access to health and social care. We also continue to see these inequities played out through the ongoing disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and long COVID on Black, Indigenous and other racialized communities, low-income […]