Based in Toronto, Canada, The Wellesley Institute is a non-profit research and policy institute that develops research and community-based policy solutions to the problems of urban health and health disparities (“What We Do, Wellesley Institute website). The Institute focuses on issues in five policy fields: affordable housing; healthcare reform; immigrant health; social innovation; and economic analysis.

The website contains many resources on projects in these fields, such as an updated section on news and analysis of community health issues in Toronto, research reports, 18 downloadable “flip sheets” (2-3 page documents on community equity issues), and a media room. Within the “Resources” section (, there is a Health Equity Toolkit, three volumes of working papers on CBPR-Peer Research and Action, and many additional entries on topics such as social determinants of health, policy impact workshops, and participatory program evaluation.

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