In the lead-up to the 2014 municipal election in Toronto, the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) is introducing a new resource, ‘Evidence for a healthy city: informing healthy municipal policy’ (download here). Please note: this is not a comprehensive municipal platform, and is not meant to address all issues related to community health. Rather, it is a survey of recent research from CRICH, which generated five points of key importance to the health and wellbeing of Toronto residents:
We share details on these key points, along with a rich array of related research here
. We encourage you to ask candidates running for Mayor and City Council about where they stand based on the evidence presented, and to explore applying these findings to policy and practice. For more information, related resources, or to sign up for our email newsletter, please contact us at CRICHlist@smh.ca
* This includes but is not limited to discrimination on the basis of class, neighbourhood, housing status, receipt of social assistance, immigration status, perceived ability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, physical health status and/or mental health status.