Ontario - Health

A group of health-care professionals is urging the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage to $14 from $10.25 an hour, saying poverty is a real health issue, especially for children. Doctors,...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Health, Ontario
Street Health works to improve the health and well being of homeless and underhoused individuals in southeast Toronto by addressing the social determinants of health through programs, services,...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Organizing, Ontario
The Ontario Health Coalition is a network of over 400 grassroots community organizations representing virtually all areas of Ontario. Their primary goal is to empower the members of their constituent...
Keywords: community organizing, Health, health care policy, Organizing, public policy, Ontario
Prisoner's HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) is a community-based prisoners’ rights organization that strives to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners and ex-prisoners in...
Keywords: Health, HIV/AIDS, Prisoners' Rights, Ontario
Poverty represents a serious but reversible threat to the health of Ontarians. As health providers we enjoy privilege and access to power which many others do not. As a high-impact health...
Keywords: Health, special diet clinics, Ontario
Dr. Wong, a specialist in community medicine, is being investigated after a complaint by a city councillor for signing special diet forms for people on welfare. Dr. Wong has been involved in special...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Health, Ontario
The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition works with the diverse communities of Ontario to strengthen their social, environmental, & economic well-being.
Keywords: environment, Health, sustainable community, Ontario
Street Health, a community-based agency that provides physical and mental health programs to homeless people in Toronto, has released their final research bulletin from their award winning research...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Ontario
Keywords: Art and Culture, community-based research, environmental health, Health, Poverty Research, urban poverty, Ontario
The Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) is a coalition of social planning councils (SPC), community development councils (CDC), resource centres, and planning committees located in various...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ethnicity and Race, Family, Government Policy, Health, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Organizing, Poverty Research, social planning, Ontario
A new report from Toronto Public Health links health and income, and shows that people with low income experience greater risk of illness, higher rates of disease and death at an earlier age than...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Ontario
The rising price of nutritious food is making it difficult for low income families to eat healthily. A doctor proposes ways in which government funding could be used to ensure the health of...
Keywords: Foodbanks and Food, Health, Ontario
The Ontario Employment Standards Amendment Act (Family Medical Leave) 2004, will provide up to eight weeks of job-protected leave for employees who wish to take time off work to provide care or...
Keywords: Family, Health, Workers' Rights, Ontario
Homeless women in Toronto are dying at 10 times the rate of other women between 18 and 44, according to a study in Canadian Medical Association Journal. "Homeless people are at high risk for illness...
Keywords: Health, Homelessness, Ontario
The Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (OFCMHAP), represents 216 community based organizations in Ontario. OFCMHAP recognized that there is a distinct lack of...
Keywords: Health, Mental Health, Ontario