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News, Media & Research
Volume 2: Issue 2 | The Global Migration and Health Initiative: Expanding equity, inclusion and access for migrants in Toronto
By Andrea A. Cortinois and Denise Gastaldo
School of Cities in Toronto Star | Have a long commute? You’re more likely to feel unsafe, report poorer mental health
Knowledge Café | Government Spending and Population Well-being
In this talk, Dr. Cheung will present 2 studies – 1 at the national level and 1 at the city level – examining how government spending across different domains shape subjective well-being.
Research supported by SofC finds that Public Health Ontario has provided sub-standard COVID-19 guidance for shelters, group homes and long-term care
Published on January 31, 2022 as a pre-print, the paper “Systematically omitting indoor air quality: sub-standard guidance for shelters, group homes and long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic,” shares findings… Read more
Knowledge Café | Indoor air quality, public health and COVID-19: a new guide for community spaces
We’re excited to open our 2022/2023 Knowledge Cafe Sessions with a 1.5hr special edition on “Reducing transmission of COVID-19 through improvements to indoor air quality: a checklist for community spaces.” A… Read more