Advocacy

ICHA recognizes that advocacy is an integral part of our work. The evidence shows that social factors such as income, housing, and employment are the greatest determinants of health. This is why, in our work, we endeavour to address health from a broad holistic perspective, ensuring that we help people obtain the income assistance they are entitled to as well as supporting them in accessing housing and social services. While our primary function is direct health care provision, we know how important it is for us to speak out as providers on the front lines. Many of our members are engaged in advocacy work themselves, and we as an organization also seek to take positions on matters that affect our population. 

Open Letter to Mayor John Tory on Emergency Shelter Space

ICHA Deputation to the City of Toronto's Budget Committee: January 10, 2017

ICHA Letter to Mayor John Tory On Transit Equity

ICHA letter to Health Canada in support of de-listing Naloxone

Prescribing Naloxone for first aid kits

Preventing Overdose Deaths in Ontario: Request to the Province

Dr. Gary Bloch Talks About Links Between Poverty and Health

ICHA's Response to the Ontario Government's Pledge to End Homelessness in Ontario

Kill Bill C-585

Pan-Canadian Strategy on Palliative Care