Growing ethno-cultural and linguistic diversity among older population groups is an experience shared by countries of immigration like Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the United States (U.S.). These international jurisdictions have introduced a range of national-level or provincial/state-level strategies to address the evolving needs of diverse older populations in their health […]
Improving access to long-term care is important for any Ontarian needing care at the right time and at the right place. What is equally important, however, is embedding equity into the roadmap to improve access to care for all Ontarians. If we want a long-term care system to provide equitable access to care, it is […]
Thriving in retirement means that an individual’s physical, mental, and social health and well-being needs have been met. This includes living in stable, safe housing, eating healthy foods and staying physically active, connecting with family and friends, continuing to learn new skills, contributing to one’s community, and managing emerging health care needs throughout the aging […]
In this study, we aim to quantify the number of Black people, aged 25-40 years old, living alone in Toronto and are not earning a thriving income. Three key findings were found. First, the Black population disproportionately represents the largest group to earn below the thriving income. Second, Black women are more likely to earn […]
Wellesley Institute conducted a rapid analysis on the accessibility of recently announced COVID-19 income support programs and benefits. These included changes to child benefit, employment assistance and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). Access the report below.
Access to prescription medication often depends on where and how you work, rather than your need. Using the data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, we examined the size of the benefit gap between part-time and full-time workers and explored how disparities are greater for some workers in Ontario. We found that those who work […]
The ﬁrst phase of the Thriving Retirement project demonstrates that in order for an older adult to thrive, rather than just get by, an individual needs to meet their basic living expenses, social needs, maintain connections to community and family – all while also managing day-to-day health expenses and preparing for sudden changes in health […]
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