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Health Equity
Working with the BC Centre for Disease Control to promote health equity in the built environment: Report and Fact Sheet

Working with the BC Centre for Disease Control to promote health equity in the built environment: Report and Fact Sheet

Structural inequities keep some neighbourhoods “locked in a context of disadvantage”. Health equity means all people have a fair chance to reach their full health potential and are not disadvantaged by social, economic, and environmental conditions. Community design and the services and resources provided within them, directly influence people’s wellbeing.  A commitment to health equity means planning...
Our work with Toronto Public Health and the David Suzuki Foundation leads to call for more green space by Toronto's Medical Officer of Health

Our work with Toronto Public Health and the David Suzuki Foundation leads to call for more green space by Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health

On September 22nd, Toronto’s Board of Health approved a report by the city’s Medical Officer of Health calling for an increase in urban green space to support the physical and mental wellbeing of local residents. The report prioritized green space investment in disadvantaged and historically under-serviced neighbourhoods in the city. Our work on: The Impact of Green Space...
The Nature of our Cities: building health from the ground up

The Nature of our Cities: building health from the ground up

I was honoured to deliver a keynote at the European Forum on Urban Forests. More than 80 international delegates gathered for this week-long meeting, hosted in Europe’s Green Capital, Ljubljana, Slovenia, to discuss the future of urban forests, particularly in the face of climate change.
Green Divides In Cities Are Also Health Divides

Green Divides In Cities Are Also Health Divides

    Tackling health inequalities is a major global health priority, and ensuring equitable access to nature must be part of that strategy.