The Wellesley Hospital Legacy: 100 Years Later

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This presentation commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the opening of the Wellelsey hospital in 1912.

Sue Williams, Co-Chair Wellesley Institute
www.wellesleyinstitute.com
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The Wellesley Hospital Legacy: 100 Years Later

  1. 1. The Wellesley Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Association “The Wellesley Hospital Legacy: 100 years Later ” Sue Williams ‘70 Co-Chair, Wellesley Institute May 26,2012July 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 1
  2. 2. We know our history and now we have a new present and future, building on our pastJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 2
  3. 3. Dr. Bruce was an early pioneer focusing on the determinants of urban health Brought attention to the “worst slums in Canada” Poverty Lack of suitable HousingJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 3
  4. 4. The Hospital became a leader in Urban HealthSt. James Town Community Health Clinic and The Family Practice UnitBringing the hospital and enhanced community based services to the peopleEngaging the community in addressing their unique needsJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 4
  5. 5. Then came 1998 “In my beginnings is my end….In my end is my beginnings.” TS Eliot, Four QuartetsJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 5
  6. 6. July 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 6
  7. 7. The Wellesley Site RedevelopmentJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 7
  8. 8. Wellesley Central PlaceJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 8
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  11. 11. Wellesley Central Residences Inc.July 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 11
  12. 12. Private Condo development on Residence siteJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 12
  13. 13. Facing north on HomewoodJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 13
  14. 14. Condo on old PMH siteJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 14
  15. 15. Facing west . Power plant stack still thereJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 15
  16. 16. Wellesley McGill ParkJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 16
  17. 17. Urban art wall in the parkJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 17
  18. 18. Plaque dedicated to Wellesley alumnaeJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 18
  19. 19. Honouring Dr. BruceJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 19
  20. 20. What does the WI do? Non profit, non partisan research and policy institute Engages in research, policy development and community engagementMakes knowledge usable and available to policy makers, practitioners and community advocatesInfluences decision makers at all levels of government
  21. 21. Why?To advance population health in the GTA and beyond. Goal? Healthier citizens
  22. 22. WI’s Strategic FocusThree Key Determinants of Health -Affordable Housing -Health Care Reform/Equity -Income InequalityEquity, immigrant health and innovation are the lenses through which we view population health in the GTAJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 22
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  25. 25. July 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 25
  26. 26. UforChange• Goal: Arts-based training / employment for “at riskyouth” in St. James Town• During pilot project phase: • Built talented staff team • Graduated 170+ at-risk youth to employment and/or higher education • WI provided project oversight, strategic support, financial management, ongoing evaluation• By April 1, 2012: • Transition to sustainable project base • Diversified funding (grants, major donors, • social enterprise business) • Independent corporate / governance structureJuly 24, 2012 | www.wellesleyinstitute.com 26
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  28. 28. Respectful of our roots,historical and geographic and embracing Wellesley values We work for a more equitable healthier Toronto Jamais Sans Esperance
  29. 29. THANK YOU Please visit us atwww.wellesleyinstitute.com

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