Crouch Block Party

Crouch Neighbourhood Resource Centre organizes a block party on July 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in partnership with the London Public Library and the Digital Creative Arts Studio, featuring a free concert with acts such as Leanne Mayor and the Latin Power Band (Crouch Branch, 550 Hamilton Road)

This event is part of the Hamilton Road Has Heart event series, bringing live music, art and cultural celebrations to the Hamilton Road neighbourhood. Crouch block party is designed to enhance community connection among residents of diverse socio-economic circumstances and draw new visitors to the main street area of Hamilton Road. For more information click here, write to, or call 519-642-7630.

Imagine Canada – Data Benchmarking

The Equity Benchmarking Project seeks input on a project being undertaken by a group of organizations interested in advancing justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the nonprofit sector.  The information gathered through this project will be used for action-oriented awareness and capacity-building activities across the sector. You can read more about the project and see the list of participating organizations here.

Would you be interested in participating in a 90-minute facilitated discussion where you can share your insights and experiences and hear the insights and experiences of others? There are two sessions to choose from: 

Session 01 – Friday, June 10 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm ET

People from equity-seeking groups who are Board Members or sector employees.

Join Zoom Meeting –

Meeting ID: 842 7905 2662

Session 02 – Monday, June 13 – 4:00 to 5:30 pm ET

People who are Board members or sector employees who are engaged in JEDI.

Join Zoom Meeting –

 Meeting ID: 851 5947 7649


  • Sessions will be held online. A link will be sent to registered participants.
  • Sessions will be facilitated by professional facilitators Lena Phillips and Roselyne Douge-Charles.
  • The facilitators commit to creating a brave space for the conversation. 
  • Participants will receive a $150 honorarium.
  • Any identifying information will remain confidential.
  • Psychosocial support from a BIPOC practitioner will be available to participants.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments or concerns to

Event registration is still open! Join CRHESI June 3rd: Collecting and Using Data for Collaborative and Equitable Change

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI) will host an interactive discussion on Collecting and Using Data for Collaborative and Equitable Change. 

  • Have you been thinking about how to better understand who you are – and are not – reaching? 
  • Are you wondering about what you need to change to more effectively reach those who need to support the most? 
  • Have you wondered about the role of sociodemographic data collection, including race-based data, to increase inclusivity and help you do better?

Join us for a hybrid event on Friday, June 3rd, from 1 PM to 4 PM at Innovation Works 201 King Street, London, ON Or Virtual via Zoom.

Please register before 25th Wednesday, May 2022, by clicking below;

Please Join Us

for an interactive discussion and to begin planning for action!

(Please note that all participants who wish to come in person or participate online must be pre-registered)

Have questions? Reach out to

COVID 19 and Health Equity

The Middlesex-London Health Unit reports that the current risk of COVID-19 transmission in Middlesex-London continues to be very high.

Racial and socio-economic disparities in COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and mortality have been documented in London, Ontario, as well as in Canada and abroad.

Social determinants of health (SDOH), such as gender, socioeconomic position, race, ethnicity, occupation, Indigeneity, homelessness and incarceration, are factors that potentially increase the risk and severity of COVID-19 infection.

Gender, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, occupation, Indigeneity, homelessness, and incarceration are examples of social determinants of health (SDOH) that may enhance the likelihood and severity of COVID-19 infection. Incorporating SDOH into risk considerations and assessments is crucial for supporting an equitable COVID-19 response.

Available Training

Take the Public Health Ontario Health Equity Impact Assessment course to understand how to measure the impact of SDOH in your community and learn how to use the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health Equity Impact Assessment tool.

COVID-19 Key Research Articles

Please visit Coronavirus Synopsis of Key Articles to find detailed reviews on how COVID-19 inequities have manifested in other jurisdictions. These articles offer insight into how various populations have been impacted by COVID-19. These can help support decision-making and program development to improve health equity.