Tomorrow, hundreds of refugee claimants who sought safety in Toronto must leave the dorms they have been temporarily housed in to make way for returning students. In recent months, there has been much debate around Ontario’s ability to house refugees. And while the recent influx of asylum seekers may have sparked the current debate, Toronto’s […]
MEDIA ADVISORY For Immediate Release May 30, 2017 Education plays critical role for refugees, say experts TORONTO – Access to education plays a critical role in the social inclusion of refugees. On June 7th, 2017 researchers from across education, health, human rights and others disciplines will come together to exchange ideas, promote research, education, […]
Connecting with the health care system is an important part of the settlement process when moving to Canada from another country. For those who grew up in Canada, we don’t always realize how complex navigating the system for the first time can be. To promote good health and address their health care needs we need […]
The purpose of this scoping review is to identify interventions that have improved aspects of refugee social capital resulting in improved health in other cities. Implementing these kinds of interventions locally has promise for improved health and health equity for refugee populations here at home in the GTA.
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Dealing with Urban Health Crises: Responses to Cuts to the Interim Federal Health Program was presented to the International Conference on Urban Health, Manchester, United Kingdom, March 7, 2014.
Although there are breast cancer prevention strategies implemented across Canada, inequitable access to screening has barred many women from receiving adequate medical attention. Prevention through screening is the primary form of breast cancer control in Canada, thus inequities across the breast cancer continuum due to racialization severely affects one’s chances of surviving. Breast Cancer Screening in […]
It has been over a year and a half since reforms to the Interim Federal Health program (IFH) resulted in cuts to refugee health benefits. In that time we have seen an urban health crisis unfold across the country. As we have documented in our several reports on the IFH cuts, the most recent about system […]
Recent reforms to federal immigration policies have resulted in preferential treatment to some refugee claimants. The amendments to the Interim Federal Health (IFH) program have created conditional and differential model of health coverage in Canada for refugees. The implications for refugees are grave—many will end up falling through the cracks due to systemic barriers that […]
Ontario has joined other provinces in moving to fill the damaging gap created by last year’s federal cuts to refugee healthcare. The Ontario Temporary Health Program will provide access to most hospital, primary care, specialist, lab and diagnostic services, and to medication consistent with the Ontario Drug Benefit formulary. This coverage will be available to […]
In a two-minute clip of the CBC’s The Current podcast on health and wealth, a refugee claimant living in Toronto talks about how immigration, homelessness and poverty have all negatively impacted his physical and mental health. Our health is much more than visits to the doctor and filling prescriptions. Multiple socio-economic factors affect our health […]