It’s been an exciting summer for the Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Program, which celebrated the launch of its new brand in June and July, complete with a new logo designed by Lisa Boivin, a member of the Deninu Kue First Nation, interdisciplinary artist, and a MSc candidate at University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine.
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Ontario Indigenous Cultural Safety Program launches new brand and logo in push to educate providers across the province
When an influx of Syrian refugees was announced in 2015, AOHC members across the province stepped up to help fill the gap in Primary Care and welcome newcomers with open arms (and a wide array of programs). Now, new research led by Access Alliance is helping providers learn more about what went right, and where challenges were in their response.
Guelph CHC is leading a Collective Impact approach to improve children's and families' health and wellbeing
If you want to go upstream to make a difference to factors that could affect a child’s health and wellbeing for the rest of their lives, it doesn’t make sense to paddle alone. That’s why Guelph Community Health Centre is using a Collective Impact approach to address a complex social issue that has direct impacts on children’s and families’ health.
TAIBU and Rexdale CHCs partner with Legal Aid Ontario to support better education outcomes for Black youth
On Tuesday, Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) announced that it will partner with Rexdale CHC and TAIBU CHC to offer more robust and timely supports for Black high school students in conflict with the education system.
The priorities of our society are written on our bodies. Our health status – as individuals and across populations and groups – tells important stories about our living conditions.
Video | Joe Leonard Award 2017: Gloria Daybutch recognized for leadership and commitment to Indigenous health
Gloria Daybutch, Executive Director of N’Mninoeyaa Aboriginal Health Access Centre, received the Joe Leonard Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to Indigenous health.
Video | Transformative Change Awards 2017: Focus on determinants of health sees Chigamik Community Health Centre and its Health Link partners honoured
The North Simcoe Community Health Link was honoured for its work advancing Comprehensive Primary Health Care to better the health and wellbeing of people facing barriers to health.
Video | Transformative Change Awards 2017: South Riverdale CHC, Sandy Hill CHC, and Parkdale Queen West CHC share honours for Supervised Injection Services
Three Community Health Centres shared the honours for shifting the conversation on harm reduction and Supervised Injection Services in Ontario
To help people spread the word on social media about this gap in our healthcare system, the Ontario Oral Health Alliance produced a whiteboard video (below) that spotlights the connection between chronic disease and poor oral health care, as well as the social effects of not having access to dental care
Spotlight on Health Equity: Improving cancer screening rates by focusing on the social determinants of health
Cancer screening rates in Ontario aren’t as high as they should be, and nowhere near provincial benchmarks. But Ontario’s Community Health Centres are seizing opportunities to increase screening rates with a robust health equity approach.