What's new at Wellesley?

On February 6, 2019, internationally acclaimed researchers and authors Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett arrived in Toronto to deliver a public talk about their new book, The Inner Level. In their latest work, the authors examine how inequality affects us individually and how it alters how we think, feel and behave. The book sets out the overwhelming evidence that equal societies reduce stress and improve greater well-being.

We hosted the authors at the Wellesley Institute in the afternoon before the public talk and invited a small groups of partners to chat and ask questions. Thank you to our partners MASS LBP, York University, University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health ad the YMCA GTA for a great event. Despite the inclement weather, the public talk was sold out and well attended.

Click here for more on the Inner Level.


Institutional racism: what we can learn from London

A recent OHRC review of TPS shows Black people in Toronto are over-represented in use of force cases. We explore London's method of tackling institutional racism and how it could be applied here. Read now.

Ontario Works should work for Ontarians

Ontarians need a social assistance system that contributes to health. To find out what reform that lifts people out of poverty looks like, keep reading.

  • Toronto Star / Metroland Media – Kofi Hope on the provincial review of carding
  • Toronto Star Op-ed – Kwame McKenzie’s opinion on the UK and Brexit’s latest advancements
  • Toronto Star Op-ed – Kwame McKenzie’s opinion on cuts to the social assistance plan
  • Toronto Star Op-ed – Kwame McKenzie’s opinion on news of the new Ontario 'superagency'
  • CBC – Kwame McKenzie listed as leading the working group on MAID and mental illness
Is artificial intelligence good for health? With a panel of diverse speakers, we explore what health equity considerations we must undertake when thinking about the use of AI in the GTA. Details to come soon.

Through experiential and small group exercises, participants will explore health equity concepts and learn from one another. Participants will return to their workplaces with a better sense of how to conduct HEIAs and incorporate health equity into practice. Workshops will take place in two cities. Sign up now:

10 AM – 3 PM

10 AM – 3 PM

In 2019, Wellesley Institute will be hosting a series of public talks, partnered events and our first annual health equity symposium in September. Follow us at @wellesleyWI for more information as the year continues!
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