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Research Report Round-up: Racialization and health inequities in Toronto

November 21, 2013

There is a lot of research showing that people who belong to racialized groups have poorer health than those who belong to non-racialized groups. Studies have also shown a link between experiencing racial discrimination and having poor mental and physical health.

In Canada, the research on these issues is limited. But we know that about half of the population of Toronto says they belong to a racialized group. This level of ethnic and racial diversity makes it especially important to understand the links between racialization and health in this city.

A report by Toronto Public Health looked at the impact of racialization on health inequalities among residents of Toronto. It also identifies gaps in research and data on this subject.

The report uses local as well as national and international research. It includes Toronto Public Health’s analyses of Toronto-level data from the 2006 long-form Census, the Canadian Community Health Survey, and the Neighbourhood Effects on Health and Well-Being study.

You can read this Research Report Round-up on the EENet website.

Research Report Round-ups are brief summaries of research reports, presented in a user-friendly format. To read EENet’s clear language report summaries, visit www.eenet.ca.

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