All posts for the topic ‘Health’:

What if I didn’t have to live in poverty?

Posted on: March 27th, 2012   No Comments

What if I had been declared disabled a month earlier when I still had long term coverage? What if I didn’t live on less than 600 a month while awaiting a decision when I first [...]

Political Smoke & Mirrors

Posted on: September 21st, 2011   2 Comments

“High inequality can diminish economic growth if it means that the country is not fully using the skills and capabilities of all its citizens or if it undermines social cohesion, leading to increased social tensions. [...]

New Approach vs More Money

Posted on: June 3rd, 2011   No Comments

I recently read an article in the British Medical Journal, under the Epidemiology and Community Health section.  It was a research report entitled, “Effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in promoting the well-being of independently living [...]

Low incomes increase diabetes risk even w/o obesity

Posted on: May 30th, 2011   No Comments

An OECD study posted at the Conference Board of Canada reveals “Low-income women and those with lower education levels are more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes—independent of whether or not they are overweight.” That [...]

Report on Housing and Health Link

Posted on: May 24th, 2011   No Comments

Important to note when addressing Hamilton planners, developers and the like.  South of the border, the Center for Housing Policy released a report this month on the “Impacts of Affordable Housing on Health”.  The group [...]

Advocacy Hamilton, Inequity, Poverty, Social Assistance:
Serious Thinking & Real Reform

Ontario has a poverty problem. Hamilton is an intensified example of this. 18% percent of the population lives in poverty, almost 50% of them children. That is 1 In 7 children. 6.8% unemployment rate again [...]