In Ontario, more than 38,000 people are waiting for long-term care placement and the waitlist is growing. While waiting for long-term care, many families continue to provide crucial support to address the needs of their loved ones at home, retirement home, hospital, or other places. Delayed admission can lead to negative health consequences for those […]
Mental health supportive housing relies on municipal-health sector collaboration. It straddles the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) mandate of coordinating integrated local health systems and the municipal responsibility for local housing and homelessness initiatives. In recent years, municipalities and LHINs have initiated collaborative work to address the overlap of their roles in supportive housing. However, […]
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.