Developing Effective Mitigation Strategies in a Public Policy Context

Lauren Bates - Director of Policy, Wellesley Institute
Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

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Wellesley Institute’s project on Equitable Access to Home and Community Care identified and explored barriers and challenges to accessing publicly funded home and community care for older women and their family caregivers from diverse ethno-cultural communities in the GTA. Based on our research findings, we developed policy recommendations to improve equitable access to care and supports.

This webinar will explore step three of the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA). We will examine our process for developing effective public policy mitigation strategies to address inequalities in home and community care for ethnically and linguistically diverse seniors in the GTA. 


About Wellesley Institute 

Wellesley Institute works in research and policy to improve health and health equity in the GTA through action on the social determinants of health. 


About the Presenter

Lauren Bates is the Director of Policy at the Wellesley Institute. A lawyer by training, her career has focused on public policy and law reform. Early in her career, she worked in legal and business publishing, including as Managing Editor of CCH Canadian’s Human Resources, Legal and Business Division. As a Senior Policy Analyst at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, she led projects on disability inclusion, transit accessibility, pregnancy and breastfeeding, family caregiving, and mandatory retirement among others. For this work, she received the Amethyst Award for public service. She joined the Law Commission of Ontario, Ontario’s independent law reform agency, at its inception and played an important role in its development. As its Senior Lawyer, she led projects related to the law and aging, disability and the law, alternative financial services, legal capacity and guardianship, and improving the last stages of life.

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