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.
- Workplace tool kits
- family friendly workplace policies including workplace food environment
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
- Child Care
- Ontario Early Years
What you are born with.
- Newborn Screen
- Universal Screening
- Postpartum Mood Disorder Screening
How we build and navigate in our communities.
- Green Spaces
- Community Design including Food Growing
- Bike Paths
- Walking Routes
- 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