Making the Connections is a large scale infographic exhibit that was first created by Wellesley Institute in 2012. It is a teaching tool designed to increase the awareness and understanding of the social determinants of health, and how they are at play in Toronto, Ontario and Canada. It also shows the viewer how these determinants are connected and how policy changes and other actions can make an impact. As a health education tool, the exhibit engages diverse audiences in exploring the social determinants of health that affect their lives, their community and their society, as well as the tools and actions necessary for improving health equity. Making the Connections not only serves to educate, but to spark important conversations within your community and expand the scope of policy considerations from a systems thinking perspective.
Since 2012, we have updated the exhibit and it has been show in dozens of places around the city. We combine these events with speakers and often other engagement tools to start a conversation around what we can do to act on the social determinants.
Engaging Our Audience
What We Found Out
We know Making the Connections is an effective tool to get communities and individuals thinking about their city, their society and their health. Our goal is to take the exhibit to communities across the Greater Toronto Area and engage diverse audiences. We hope to connect with your community in order to expand the connections.
For more information on how to use Making the Connections in your own community, please contact:
Jo Snyder, Director of Media & Communications: firstname.lastname@example.org