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Upcoming webinars

Join our upcoming webinars to learn more about HEIA. They're 30 minutes and include a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute question and answer session. 



Every Woman Matters!


Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T


Notisha Massaquoi Headshot



 Notisha Massaquoi

 Women’s Health in Women’s Hands Community Health Centre



There is clear evidence that disparities in access to mental health care and successful outcomes are strikingly different for racialized, immigrant and refugee women. The experience of rapid mental health deterioration post-settlement as well as increasing barriers to accessing care caused by racism, sexism, islamophobia, and other forms of social exclusion are reason for concern as policy changes being made in our current political climate will have enormous impacts on access to care and health outcomes for all women. There is a pressing need for us to consider the specific barriers for racialized, immigrant and refugee women accessing the healthcare system and to develop a sound understanding of the facilitators and solutions that will improve access to and the creation of optimal services. The services and research of Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre will act as the foundation for the evidence based interventions proposed in this discussion.

Learning objectives:

  • Determine optimal service provision, quality of care and access to mental health services in relation to determinants of health for racialized, immigrant, refugee women.
  • Explore a more effective and holistic model of mental health service delivery for racialized, immigrant, refugee women.





Using the HEIA to analyze the implications of Bill 47


Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 from 12pm - 12:30pm E.S.T


Rebecca Cheff Headshot

Malaika Hill Headshot



 Rebecca Cheff & Malaika Hill 

 Wellesley Institute



Employment is an important determinant of health. From inadequate pay to occupational hazards, poor jobs can contribute to increased injuries, disease and mortality. Alternatively, healthy and safe work can be a source of income, meaning and social connection that contributes positively to workers’ health and wellbeing.

Rebecca Cheff and Malaika Hill, researchers from Wellesley Institute, will share how the HEIA tool was used to identify potential health equity impacts of recent changes to workers’ protections in Ontario. This webinar will outline how a rapid desktop health equity analysis was conducted on the changes introduced by the Making Ontario Open for Business Act (Bill 47) to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, and how results were disseminated using a report, blog, infographics and social media to highlight the potential harms to the health of workers and families.


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