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Alarming Death Rates among Homeless Women in Toronto--What's the Story Behind the Story?

9:00-11:00 a.m. (light refreshments at 8:30)

Munk Centre for International Studies, 1 Devonshire Place (at Hoskin), University of Toronto

Wellesley Urban Health Seminar Series

Recently, the Canadian Medical Association Journal reported alarmingly high death rates among homeless women in Toronto: those between 18 and 44 years of age are 10 times more likely to die than women in the general population of Toronto. Social and health policy experts, community representatives, and health researchers offer a variety of perspectives on how and why this is happening, the scope of the housing crisis, and targets for action.


* Stephen Hwang, MD, MPH, Inner City Health Research Unit, St. Michael's Hospital

* Toba Bryant, PhD, Centre for Health Studies, York University

* Michael Shapcott, Research Associate, Centre for Urban & Community Studies, University of Toronto

For more information contact (416) 972-1010 x 29. Register at (click on the link to the seminar under FYI)

Jointly sponsored by Wellesley Central Health Corporation and The Lupina Foundation.

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