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A better understanding of differences in health care usage between different admission classes can help to identify which groups may need more targeted supports to facilitate their use of the health care system. This is increasingly important as Canada increases immigration targets and expands refugee sponsorship programs. This study aims to describe primary care utilization […]
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Wellesley Institute draws on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool to identify the potential health and health equity impacts that the proposed changes made by the Making Ontario Open for Business Act (Bill 47) will make to the Employment Standards Act. This report focuses on the potential health […]
There is a complex arrangement of publicly funded drug coverage programs, which creates uneven access to prescription drugs. Each of these models have limitations, particularly for low income earners who do not meet the income thresholds of targeted coverage plans. The universal pharmacare model does not exist in Canada, however, it is widely recognized as […]
Immigrants and refugees often have poor access to health care compared to the general population and lower rates of primary care and mental health care use compared to the Canadian-born population. This literature review summarizes key Canadian evidence in facilitating access to primary and preventive health care for immigrants and refugees. The results highlight the […]
As researchers, we often ask people to share their experiences through interviews, focus groups, and surveys. This think piece draws on existing literature to examine not only whether payment should be used, but how it should be used to ensure that research participants are compensated in a fair and inclusive way.
In response to a lack of clear best practices when it comes to compensation for research participants, Wellesley Institute has conducted research to understand what fair compensation looks like. From this research, we have developed a set of guidelines for REBs and researchers to refer to when reviewing and developing study designs and budgets. Read more […]
Wellesley Institute conducted this survey to understand current payment practices among health researchers in the Greater Toronto Area with the aim of identifying good payment practices for equitable and ethical research.
There have been a number of recent cases of Toronto-area hospitals denying OHIP registration to newborns of parents who do not have permanent resident status. Universal healthcare has been a point of Canadian pride for decades, yet some of our most vulnerable are left without the most basic of coverage, making them susceptible to negative […]