HEIA Community of Interest!
Welcome to the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest (CoI). Here, you will learn about how HEIA is being implemented across Ontario and can share your experience with others interested in equity-focused planning. Participate in webinars and events, learn about new resources, ask questions, and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date with HEIA news.
Featured HEIA in action
Nucleus Independent Living, which helps adults live at home independently in Toronto, Mississauga and Halton, conducted a HEIA on its Supports for Daily Living (SDL) Program. This program assists seniors who want, and are able, to continue living in their own homes. It provides 24-hour practical assistance with essential activities that a senior cannot perform because of physical limitations or health conditions.
Nucleus conducted the HEIA on their SDL program because it is their largest program and the seniors it serves are at high risk. It saw the HEIA as a good way to dig deeper and explore potential equity barriers in the program and, if they were found, come up with methods to address them.