Examining secondary education through an equity lens

In this podcast episode, CRHESI coordinator James Shelley talks to Matt Ross about understanding local high school graduation rates. Ross, co-founder of the London Youth Advisory Council, was recently the data lead on a report investigating the barriers to high school completion. The report was funded by London’s Child and Youth Network.

Homes4Women Evaluation Resources

Homes4Women London is a two year pilot project to provide housing for women in London who are experiencing homelessness.

Homes4Women is funded by the London Community Foundation. The program delivery partners are Women’s Community House, Canadian Mental Health Association – Middlesex: My Sister’s Place, and the Healthzone Nurse Practitioner Led Clinic. Program evaluation funded by Women’s Community College: Women’s Xchange.

Extended knowledge translation support for this project is provided by the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion. Watch some brief evaluation video snippets and browse an interactive photovoice installation here: crhesi.ca/videos/homes4women/

Through a series of concurrent research initiatives and evaluation analysis, this pilot project yielded meaningful knowledge for better understanding and addressing the barriers that women specifically face in accessing adequate housing. The project also raised important issues for implementing Housing First strategy with a gendered lens.

Why High School Graduation Rates Aren’t the Whole Story

Everyone with an interest in looking at secondary education with an equity and inclusion lens is invited to join CRHESI coordinator James Shelley in conversation with Matt Ross (founder of the London Youth Advisory Council) at the London Public Library on Monday, February 13, at 7:00 p.m.

Matt Ross (@mattasross) was data lead on a 2016 research project to understand London’s high school graduation rates. He joins us to talk about the complexity and nuance of understanding graduation rates, and what the research has taught him about the challenges and opportunities facing students today. The research suggests that using graduation rates as a sole parameter for educational success fails to capture important dimensions of why the system doesn’t work for some students.

See website for full event details. This event is hosted in collaboration with the Central Conversations series at the London Public Library.

Lunchtime Talk: HIV is Not a Crime

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, Community Legal Services at Western Law, and HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario are hosting a lunchtime talk with Ryan Peck to discuss practices, policies, and reform efforts pertaining to the criminal prosecution of HIV non-disclosure.

Date: Monday, February 13, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Innovation Works (201 King Street, London, ON)
Room: BMO Ideas Bank (Second Floor)
No cost. Please bring your own lunch.

An RSVP is requested if you plan to attend. Please download and share the event poster.

2017 Calendar Checkup

We hope your 2017 is off to a great start so far. We also just wanted to make sure that you had the opportunity to check-in with your calendar about some upcoming events in London…

The People’s Forum on Mental Health & Mental Illness (Northeast Community Conversations, Labour Relations Committee of United Way of London Middlesex) Saturday, February 4, 2017

Canadian Conference on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth (Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Centre for School Mental Health) Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Growing Families Symposium (Sexual Assault Centre London, London InterCommunity Health Centre, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Family Service Thames Valley) Saturday, March 4, 2017

Organizing Equality (Faculty of Information and Media Studies) Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2017

(Let us know if we are missing anything!)