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Housing Affordability and Healthy Public Policy--A Tale of Cities Divided, OPHA Built Environment Workgroup

March 6, 2015

12:00-1:00 p.m.

Housing affordability is a growing problem in Ontario. In Toronto, this has lead to increasing segregation of poor and wealthy communities, with wide-ranging societal implications. In this webinar, we will explore the impact of this trend on health equity, and begin to reflect on possible interventions.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about housing affordability in Ontario, and housing segregation in Toronto more specifically.
  • Explore the effect of housing insecurity and housing segregation on public health.
  • Reflect on possible roles the public health professional can assume to intervene.

Speaker: David Hulchanski (PhD, urban planning) is a professor of housing and community development in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto.

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