Community Health and Wellbeing Week

October 16 to October 22

International Day of the Girl Child!

“Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality.” -Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education

Since 2012,  October 11th has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. This day focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.


EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity – and the millions of girls in emergencies are no exception. This year’s International…

Tough Times - Vol. 6, No. 5

Peel's Social Justice Newspaper

Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium Report

The Symposium was held on March 25, 2017 and was attended by over 130 leaders from the health care, non-profit, education, government, and private sectors to discuss health equity challenges in the health care system as it pertains to Black Ontarians.  The BEHC Symposium was organized and sponsored by Mount Sinai Hospital’s Health’s Human Rights & Health Equity Office, the BEHC Organizing Committee and the Toronto Central LHIN.

Please feel free to follow the link to access the Black Experiences in Health Care Symposium Report.  

Bramalea's Amazing Race: A Success!

WellFort Community Health Services is very proud to have held the 2nd Annual Bramalea’s Amazing Race.

We would like to thank our community partners, participants and volunteers for contributing to the success of our 2017 event. 

Amazing Race Results

Amazing Race Info 

Bramalea’s Amazing Race is an opportunity to bring families together.

Challenges that will make you feel good and leave you empowered!

Brampton, Ontario, July 31st, 2017 – On Saturday the 12th of August 2017, the Bramalea Community Health Centre will hold its 2nd Annual Bramalea’s Amazing Race. This fun, activity based race is for the ENTIRE family. With registration almost filled to capacity, we look forward to sharing some incredible moments with our community.

We acknowledge that families come in many forms and we wish to spotlight the important role that families play in mobilizing and shaping our local community. As the summer is almost coming to an end, this is an opportunity for families to remain engaged and connected. We believe health…

Releasing Our Summary Report and Infographic of Peel Oral Health: Where are we?

Peel Oral Health Snapshot: View LargerIn an effort to better understand the dental health needs of residents in Peel, WellFort conducted a comprehensive assessment. The attached report highlights the key findings and recommendations.

The results of the assessment conducted, informed the need to mobilize the community to work together with stakeholders to address oral health issues in our communities. To begin, these mobilization efforts will take the form of an Oral Health Coalition for the Region of Peel,…

A Call to Action for a Dental Disease-Free Region of Peel

Many barriers exist preventing a large proportion of our clients from attaining their full oral health and overall health potential; a huge one being the high cost of dental care. Based on the recent 2017 report Oral Health in Peel: Key Findings about Risk Factors and Oral Health Outcomes, 30% of local residents cited cost as a barrier to seeing a dentist.

As an organization, WellFort is deeply committed to health…

U of T School of Medicine looking for Black Community Members!

Message From University of Toronto

The University of Toronto’s MD Program has recently announced a new admission pathway for black students called the Black Student Application Program (BSAP). We are excited to launch BSAP for the 2017-2018 admission cycle, with our application opening in July 2017.

For more on this application program, visit the BSAP webpage. http://www.md.utoronto.ca/black-student-application-program

In addition, we invite you to review some of the recent media coverage on BSAP.

Toronto Star: U of T aims to attract more black medical students

CTV Morning: Dr. Lisa…

Video: Maximizing Nurses' Full Scope of Practice Utilization

This video focuses on the pivotal role nurses and leadership play in maximizing nurses’ full scope of practice. Identifying full scope of practice utilization is key to fully ensuring nurses’ knowledge and skills and creating a positive work environment.

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