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Projects

Determinants of Health

Social and Cultural Determinants of Health: Chronic Disease and Well-Being in India and Canada

This project plans to provide guidelines for targeted health promotion and prevention campaigns in both Canada and India by focussing on social and lifestyle predictors and their interaction with cultural and environmental variables. For more information, click here.

Youth, Disability and Sexual Health

This study aims to address this gap in research by working with youth with disabilities to examine vulnerabilities to HIV and to identify methods for effectively delivering HIV prevention strategies to this population. For more information, click here.

Taking Action: Using Arts-Based Approaches to Develop Aboriginal Youth Leadership in HIV Prevention

The goal of this study is to engage Aboriginal youth in HIV prevention leadership using arts-based approaches. For more information, click here.


Health, Law, Ethics, and Social Justice

Mental Health and Immigrant Women

This project aims to examine new immigrant and refugee women’s mental health experiences and needs in the Toronto region and to contribute to the development of new policies and practices regarding mental health services for this population. For more information, click here.


Health Behaviour and Health Education over the Lifespan

ADO/YIHR Collaboration: Aging Into a disability vs. Aging With a disability

The aim of this research is to help alleviate the lack of knowledge about Ontario’s aging disability and senior populations and to contribute to the conversation on how best to respond to the potential aging “crisis”. For more information, click here.


Health and the Environment

Nurses at Risk: Exploring Gender and Race in Workplace Illness, Injury and Violence

Bt exploring the complex gendered dynamics that shape nursing work, and those related to intersections of gender, race, language and other social relations, this project contributes to understanding and developing strategies for change. For more information, click here.


Access to Health Care: Health Governance and Policy

Re-Imagining Long-Term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices

The World Health Organization notes that “A society that treats its most vulnerable members with compassion is a more just and caring society for all”. This project identifies promising practices for thinking about, planning, and organizing long-term residential care. For more information, click here.

Identifying Unmet Mental Health Needs in Immigrant and Refugee Communities in the Central West LHIN Health

This project involves exploring the availability and accessibility of existing mental health and addiction services in light of the diversity of needs experienced by different newcomer populations within the Central-West LHIN boundaries and an investigation of newcomers’ unmet mental health care needs. For more information, click here.

Health and Access to Care of Homeless and At-Risk in York Region

This is a pilot study to gain a snapshot of the general, self-reported health status of homeless and at-risk people in York Region, as well as their health behaviour and access to health care resources.  For more information, click here.