Social inclusion is increasingly being recognized as a social determinant of health. Though there is no singular definition of social inclusion, there is general understanding that a socially inclusive society is one in which people feel valued, their differences and rights are respected, and their basic needs are met so that they can live in dignity, and have their voices heard.
Toronto Public Health and Wellesley Institute undertook a two-part exploratory project to identify how to further promote social inclusion in Toronto. We identified 3 priority areas & 10 actions to strengthen our social infrastructure and create change at a broader systemic level. Read our synthesis of international and local evidence and implications for future action the report below.