Disparities in health between racialized and non-racialized groups are growing more evident in Canadian cities. Harmful health outcomes can be caused by racism-induced stress and, in many cases, racism leads to economic and social inequality, affecting health. Other cases of poor health are linked to inadequate or inappropriate medical and social care offered to racialized groups.
The Wellesley Institute will be hosting a We Are Cities roundtable on the topic of reducing the impact of racism on health in urban environments.
Our objectives are to:
• Contribute to We Are Cities project, which brings people together in cities across Canada to talk about solutions for improving cities
• Discuss solutions for reducing racism’s impact on health in urban environments and connect those solutions to action
• Meet and connect with people involved in city-building and develop new collaborative opportunities for reducing the impact of racism on health
Please join us on May 27th, 2015 from 3-5:30 p.m. at the Wellesley Institute for this important discussion. We are across the street from the Summerhill subway station. Suite 300.
The Wellesley Institute is a nonprofit and nonpartisan research and policy institute with a mission to advance population health and reduce health inequities. Our vision is for a healthier and more equitable Greater Toronto Area for all.