Events

Centre for Research on Inner City Health - Keenan Research Centre

Community Discussions on Neighbourhoods and Health

Is your neighbourhood keeping you healthy, or making you sick? You may be surprised.

Where we live impacts how we live. Access to suitable housing, nutritious food, safe recreation and social networks affect our health and our ability to benefit from health care. In cities, these resources are often distributed unequally across communities. The purpose of Let's Get Talking is to educate and promote dialogue about neighbourhoods, inequality and health. Join us as we brainstorm strategies to make our neighbourhoods healthier for everybody.

Everyone is welcome.

Date Workshop and Location

March 22, 2010

Listening to Our Elders: Using Oral History to Enhance Child and Family Health

Presented by Kim Anderson and Janet Smylie

Monday, March 22, 2010
4:00-6:00 pm
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
439 Dundas St. E.

In this talk, Kim Anderson and Janet Smylie will share information about a project they are working on called the Indigenous Knowledge Network for Infant, Child and Family Health. This project involves collecting oral history from elders in Ontario and Saskatchewan about how infants and children were cared for in the past. Janet and Kim will talk about how the project got started, and will share some of what they have learned. This will be followed with a discussion about how traditional/historical knowledge can be applied to child and family programming for our people.

Kim Anderson is a Cree/Métis author and educator, and a research associate at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Toronto. Kim has spent many years writing and lecturing about Native women, and is the author of A Recognition of Being: Reconstructing Native Womanhood.

Janet Smylie is a Métis family physician and a research scientist at
the Centre for Research on Inner City Health, Toronto. Janet has done extensive research on the health of young Aboriginal families, and maintains a part-time clinical practice at Seventh Generation Midwives of Toronto.

Past Discussions


Date Workshop and Location

November 12, 2009

Childhood Asthma, Stress and Pollution: Why Where You Live Matters

This talk in partnership with South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Ketan Shankardass, PhD, Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Inner City Health with South Riverdale Panelists from Community Asthma Project.

Presentation Flyer (86 kb pdf file)  
Presentation Slides (4.4 MB pdf file)
Photo Gallery

October 14, 2009

Dental Care Coverage in Ontario: What’s The Difference Between a Toothache and an Earache? Arguments For A Public Dental Care System

Carlos Quinonez, DDS, Associate Researcher, Centre for Research on Inner City Health & Professor of Dentistry, University of Toronto.

Presentation Flyer (51 kb pdf file)

June 11, 2009

Diabetes: Where You Live Matters! A community discussion to share ideas and information in the Black Creek Neighbourhood

Presenters: Richard H. Glazier, MD, MPH, FCFP and Peter Gozdyra, MA

Moderator: Mina Singh, RN, PhD

Presentation Flyer (1.1 MB pdf file)
Presentation Slides (1.3 MB pdf file)

March 10, 2009

Diabetes: Where You Live Matters! A community discussion to share ideas and information in the Lawrence-Heights Neighbourhood

Presenters: Marisa Creatore & Peter Gozdyra, CRICH and ICES

Presentation Slides (1.7 MB pdf file)

February 24, 2009

Homelessness and Immigration: Toronto's Changing Face

Presenters: Stephen Hwang, CRICH & Fariah Chowdry, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians

Presentation Flyer (45 KB pdf file)

Presentation Notes (501 KB pdf file)


October 8, 2008

Diabetes: Where You Live Matters! A community discussion to share ideas
and information about the Jane-Finch Community

Marisa Creatore & Peter Gozdyra

September 17, 2008

Diabetes: Where You Live Matters! A community discussion to share ideas and information in Ward 28

Marisa Creatore & Peter Gozdyra

June 16, 2008

Diabetes: Where You Live Matters! A community discussion to share ideas and information in Ward 29

Marisa Creatore & Peter Gozdyra

June 12, 2008

Diabetes: Where You Live Matters! What you need to know about diabetes in Toronto neighbourhoods

Dr. Rick Glazier

May 26, 2008

Homelessness & Brain Injuries: Cause or Effect?

Stephen Hwang & Laura Cowan

April 24, 2008

Improving the Health of Ontario's Women: Where do We Stand? Lessons from the POWER Study.

Arlene Bierman & Rosana Pellizzari, MD, Associate Medical Officer of Health, City of Toronto

March 31, 2008

The Diabetes Atlas: What You Need To Know About Diabetes in Your Neighbourhood

Marisa Creatore, Peter Gozdyra & Raquel Tortal

February 25, 2008

Women, Weight & Where You Live

Flora I. Matheson, PhD, Senior Research Coordinator, CRICH, & Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto

Read more about this research:

Jen Plyler, Community Development Worker, The STOP

November 26, 2007

Kokum, What makes a baby well? Using traditional knowledge and western science to support successful indigenous communities

Janet Smylie, MD, MPH, Research Scientist at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health
Sylvia Maracle, Executive Director of the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres (respondent) (read bio - links to pdf file)

September 24, 2007

Diabetes: Where You Live Matters! What You Need to Know About Diabetes and Toronto Neighbourhoods

Rick Glazier, MD, MPH
Joe Mihevic (respondent)

August 9, 2007

Can Neighbourhoods Affect Child Development & Learning?

Jason Ramsay, PhD
Michelle Landsberg (Respondent)
Presentation Slides

May 28, 2007

Neigbhourhoods and Mental Health

Patricia O'Campo, PhD

March 26, 2007

Neighbourhoods, Housing, and Health: What Do We Think, What Do We Know?

Jim Dunn, PhD