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Incorporated 30+ years ago, Access Alliance is a nonprofit multi-service community organization that provides health, settlement, community development and other services to vulnerable immigrant and refugee communities. It operates three clinics and two community hubs across Toronto, offering resources, provide links, conduct research and build capacity to enable individuals, families and communities to achieve health with dignity.
The Access for Equity Model, our model of care, guides interdisciplinary health and community service teams to break barriers (e.g. language, poverty, health insurance, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation) and ensure equitable access. In addition to the direct client services, we have a robust Community-Based Research department that purposefully generates evidence to inform our work and advocate for the most vulnerable. We also operate a social enterprise providing interpretation, translation, and language access initiatives support, engaging a network of professionals to deliver quality language services in over 180 languages.
Hope + Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
Hope + Me – Mood Disorders Association of Ontario is a non-profit mental health services provider with decades of experience. A gateway to clinical care and an outpatient destination, we help individuals living with mental health challenges.
Our Peer Support training uses proven techniques to develop strong communication skills. We offer individual and group training while providing peer support placements. Program graduates deliver knowledgeable support services while building hope for peers in need—fostering resilience, self-care, and empowerment.
No-cost counselling, recovery programs, and shared experiences guide individual recovery within Hope + Me’s open and accepting environment.
MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions is a world-leading research centre dedicated to creating a healthier future for all. Through big-picture research and street-level solutions, our scientists tackle complex urban health issues — many at the intersection of health and inequality. Internationally recognized for groundbreaking science and innovation, MAP is changing the way the world understands the health consequences of social inequality in cities. Together with our community and policy partners, we are charting the way to the world’s healthiest cities: places where people, communities, and the political, economic, social, environmental, and health infrastructures come together so that everyone can thrive. MAP is part of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. St. Michael’s is a site of Unity Health Toronto, which also includes Providence Healthcare and St. Joseph’s Health Centre.
The Alliance for Healthier Communities is the voice of a vibrant network of community-governed primary health care organizations. Alliance members serve diverse communities across the province, and are rooted in the communities they serve. We share a commitment to advancing health equity through the delivery of comprehensive primary health care.
Through comprehensive primary health care, we aim to eliminate barriers that leave 3.5 million people in Ontario at risk of poor health. Together, we work to address the root causes of illness by changing social, economic and environmental policies to eliminate inequities harming people’s health. With members and partners, the Alliance for Healthier Communities stands for healthier people, healthier communities, a more inclusive society, and a more sustainable health care system.
Dr. Lisa Forman
Lisa Forman is the Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Global Health Equity (Tier 2), and an Associate Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. She is an international human rights law scholar whose research explores how the right to health may contribute to reducing global health inequities. Her work has addressed global access to medicines and trade rules; human rights impact assessments; international law interpretations of the right to health; and universal health coverage under the Sustainable Development Goals. Her current research focuses on the relevance of international human rights law to domestic and global COVID-19 responses. She teaches a DLSPH seminar on the right to health in international law each winter.
The Association of Local Public Health Agencies (alPHa) is a not-for-profit organization that provides leadership to the boards of health and public health units in Ontario. alPHa advises and lends expertise to members on the governance, administration and management of health units. The Association also collaborates with governments and other health organizations, advocating for a strong, effective and efficient public health system in the province. Through policy analysis, discussion, collaboration, and advocacy, alPHa’s members and staff act to promote public health policies that form a strong foundation for the improvement of health promotion and protection, disease prevention and surveillance services in all of Ontario’s communities.
Public Health Insight is a public health communication and knowledge translation organization that disseminates information on a variety of public health issues focusing on the social determinants of health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Public Health Insight aims to modernize the field of public health communication by using various mediums such as podcasting, written blogs, and other effective knowledge translation products to reach diverse audiences across the world.
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