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Click here to read the recent letter submitted to the Toronto Star by the...

As of November 5th, the Government will implement temporary measures to provide more health care coverage for refugees.

Details can be found here.

ICHA Board member Dr. Gary Bloch talks about links between poverty and health. Read the full article here.

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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