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In virtually every culture, people connect over food. To be deprived of food is to be alienated from social life.
In a city of immigrants, interpreters play an often overlooked role — trekking across the GTA to ensure new Torontonians are understood.
The stories behind Parkdale’s overdose prevention site.
Jen Quinlan was just trying to get Roma kids to the dentist. She ended up picking a fight with one of Canada’s richest real estate companies.
Lack of affordable housing can have devastating and long-lasting health effects for teenage parents and their children.
Like so many part-time workers in Canada, Olivia is faced with difficult budget decisions every time she gets sick.
I have cooked in restaurant kitchens, and for newspaper readers. Working at a shelter taught me a new way to look at food.
As drug overdoses soar in Toronto, some experts question what role, if any, police should play in a public health crisis.
In many Toronto highrises, nearly half the residents are seniors. The way we age in this city is changing — can services keep up?
In a corner of the city where many have fallen through the cracks, a team of health care providers is exploring ways to reestablish trust.
For immigrant women in communities like St James Town, help arrives in a 31-foot Winnebago.
In Toronto hospitals, nurses are being asked to do far more than treat physical injuries. Providing that care can take a toll.
The health care system depends on the work of family caregivers, even when they're elderly and may need care themselves.
Black Torontonians face a variety of specific health challenges. Racism is one of them.
Victor fixes ruptured pipes and broken heaters. But to those living in supportive housing he’s part therapist, friend, and support worker.
Anna refused to leave the streets for a shelter. As temperatures plunged, I got worried. Then someone stepped in with an unusual solution.
How poverty affects pregnancy in one Toronto community.
A baby boom’s coming to Toronto’s high-rise communities, but are they built for healthy family life?
As Parkdale’s affordable housing crisis turns into a public health crisis, a community organization decides to take over a rooming house.
One percent of the population accounts for a third of health care spending. Can a program for some of Toronto’s neediest change that?