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Social Determinants of Health

The social determinants of health are a range of factors that impact your health in a positive or negative ways.

How much money we make is the most important piece in helping us to take care of ourselves.

  • Basic Income Guarantee Pilot
  • Living Wage
  • Old Age Pension
  • Child Benefit

How we interact with one another in social behaviours and norms in a wide variety of social groups.

  • Multicultural Festivals
  • Culture Days

The gender you were born with or identify with may increase or decrease your health and well-being.

  • Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC)
  • Sexual Health Clinics
  • Pride Parade

We spend a lot of time in the workplace and it can affect our health.

How we take care of ourselves.

  • Physical activity
  • food choices
  • substance use
  • emotional wellness

A healthy start in life is the building block for health over the life span.

  • Health Before Pregnancy
  • Prenatal
  • Parenting
  • Child Care
  • School
  • Recreation
  • Ontario Early Years

What you are born with.

  • Newborn Screen
  • Universal Screening
  • Vision
  • Postpartum Mood Disorder Screening

How we build and navigate in our communities.

  • Green Spaces
  • Community Design including Food Growing
  • Bike Paths
  • Walking Routes
  • Schools
  • Public Transportation

Having access to doctors, nurse practitioners, RNs, dentist, dieticians and physiotherapists for example.

  • Universal Health Care
  • Eat Right Ontario
  • Universal Pharmacare for Youth in Ontario

Having access to higher education and being able to read, write and say what we need to be healthy.

  • Registered Education Savings Plan
  • Publically Funded School System
  • Ontario Grants for Post-Secondary Education
  • Canada Learning Bonds

Who we turn to for help and fun. Might be family, friends, neighbours, co-workers or parishioners

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Peer Support
  • Places of Worship
  • Professional Development
  • Recreation