April 1, 2016
Improving indigenous communities’ health. The City is implementing measures to ensure that First Nations health initiatives are included in projects funded by The Toronto Urban Health Fund Review Panel. The first step: appointing two indigenous panelists to the two-year-old citizen panel. The second step: recommending three special projects for consideration this year. Still, there’s a ways to go: last year, The Wellesley Institute, a non-profit research group, published a report on the systemic issues related to First Nations health, and translating the ideas into government policy will be challenging and complicated for everyone involved.