Resources and Reports

Toolkit for health care professionals: Improving cancer screening rates in your practice and reducing related disparities

October 2019

Primary care plays a central role in cancer screening. We created this practical toolkit to help primary care providers to improve cancer screening rates in their practices and reduce related disparities, based on our own research and findings from the literature.

Problem Gambling : A Guide for Helping People Experiencing Poverty


A manual to guide social and health service providers in working with people who have low incomes and housing concerns and who may also be experiencing problems with gambling.

Palliative Care Services for People Experiencing Homelessness in Toronto

May 12, 2017

We worked with the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN) to explore how well the palliative care system works for people experiencing homelessness. We found that there are significant gaps that prevent people from receiving palliative and end-of-life care.

Implementing Housing First – Lessons from Toronto, Part #1

September 11, 2015

In this report, we share key aspects of the HF model, adaptations applied in Toronto, and needed enhancements.

Toronto Mobile Crisis Intervention Team – Outcome evaluation report

August 14, 2015

Background Police are often first responders to mental health crises that take place at home and other community settings. To provide…

“At Home/Chez Soi” project updates

November 10, 2012

Newsletter updates on the “At Home”/”Chez Soi” Mental Health and Homelessness Demonstration Project…

Getting Started with “Health in All Policies:” A Resource Pack

November 10, 2012

A report to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care…

Knowledge Translation Toolkit

November 1, 2012

Tools and tips to help maximize the practical impact of inner city health research…

Community Service System in Toronto Neighbourhoods: What Should the City Pay Attention To?

November 12, 2011

A summary of consultations with Torontonians…

Housing Vulnerability and Health: Canada’s Hidden Emergency

November 11, 2010

For the first time in Canada, we have the numbers to show that people who are vulnerably housed face the same severe health problems…

November 12, 2009

The province of Ontario has identified the need to address inequities in health care. In 2009, the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC LHIN)…

Indigenous Children’s Health Report: Health Assessment in Action

November 12, 2009

The focus of the Indigenous Children’s Health Report is First Nations, Inuit and Métis children’s health status and assessment in Canada…

November 12, 2009

This tool was developed to quickly and reliably assess small-area health status and health needs for use by decision-makers and service providers as well as community groups…

Community-based Programs for Homeless Adults with Concurrent Disorders: “What Works for Whom, Where, Why and How?”

November 11, 2009

A summary report on the effectiveness of community services for homeless adults with concurrent mental health and substance…

November 11, 2009

The purpose of the survey was to generate a comprehensive portrait of tenants who live in Ontario’s domiciliary hostels so that service planning and policy development…

Toronto Diabetes Atlas

November 12, 2007

Combining data from over 30 sources to generate more than 100 maps of the City of Toronto, the CRICH/ICES Toronto Diabetes Atlas identified significant neighbourhood disparities…

November 12, 2006

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