Defining Adequate Housing

Housing is a basic need and is internationally recognized as a human right. Housing forms the foundation for our homes, neighbourhoods and communities. Housing provides shelter, security, a space in which family life can happen and where children grow up and thrive. Yet, for many people, their housing jeopardizes their health and well-being. The unfit conditions in … Continue reading Defining Adequate Housing

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As a doctor, I know too well why the minimum wage needs to rise

Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, a founding member of Health Providers Against Poverty, http://www.healthprovidersagainstpoverty.ca and an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.  Almost half a million people, representing 9% of Ontario's workforce, earn minimum wage that has been frozen at $10.25 per hour for four years. A recent report by the Canadian Medical … Continue reading As a doctor, I know too well why the minimum wage needs to rise

Poverty is a Health Issue: What to look for in the next Poverty Reduction Strategy

September 24, 2013 by Steve Barnes Living on a low income affects people’s lives in many ways. It can mean having fewer opportunities to fully participate in important day-to-day activities like work and education. But living on a low income can also contribute to having poorer health than those who are better off. Poverty is a health … Continue reading Poverty is a Health Issue: What to look for in the next Poverty Reduction Strategy

Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) opening new site in Grey Bruce – Tuesday, Sept. 24 2013

On behalf of the South West LHIN, Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) and Aboriginal/First Nation Community Partners, people are invited to the Grand Opening  of the new SOAHAC Site in Owen Sound and the health outreach team to the Grey/Bruce/Owen Sound area. SOAHAC Grand Opening flyer with directions