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ICHA supports efforts to stop proposed new legislation that would deny refugee claimants access to social assistance. Bill C-585 is a private member's bill put forward by Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu that would  allow provinces to restrict access to social assistance for refugee claimants. As...

Read ICHA's letter to the Minister of Health on the development of a pan-Canadian palliative care strategy on our Advocacy page.

Read ICHA's letter to the Minister of Health on the...

In the news: ICHA's letter to the editor in The Star in response to a column describing the challenges of getting homeless individuals linked to family physicians in the community.

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In the news: Global TV's interview with Dr. Naheed Dosani discussing the launch of the new PEACH program.

http://globalnews.ca/video/1505729/dr-naheed-dosani 

New ICHA pilot program to deliver palliative care services to the homeless

There are an estimated 5200 people who are homeless in the City of Toronto, 450 living on the street.  Of those, 75 percent have one or more chronic disease.  People who are homeless are 28 times...

In the news: ICHA physician Dr. Ritika Goel discusses her work with the homeless in this recent Toronto Star article.

Many ICHA members took part in the 3rd National Day of Action regarding the federal cuts to refugee care. Here are few of the articles covering the event and the issue:

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New Book Available from the University of Ottawa Press on homelessness and health. The book entitled Homelessness and Health in Canada is edited by ICHA Chair Stephen W. Hwang along with Manal...

When our children were young, we made several house exchanges with European families for our annual vacation.  During one of these, my kids and I were enjoying an ice cream on a sunny day in a small Norwegian town.  At the next table on the restaurant patio was a woman in her early 60’s, very...

I've been working with ICHA both clinically and as the Population Health Lead this past year. I migrated to Toronto with my family as a teenager, born in India and raised in East Africa. Throughout my training and practice, I have been driven by a desire to serve those most marginalized by our...

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