Health Equity

CASSA is continuing its work on Health Equity by working on the Health Strategy for Ontario with other South Asian agencies. CASSA will also be hosting its 8th  Annual Health Equity Summit in partnership with Ryerson University.

Health Equity Summit

 The 2019 Health Equity Summit, in partnership with Ryerson University’s School of Nursing and the William Osler Health System in Brampton, is a recognizable event that addresses health issues and inequities, specifically ones affecting South Asians and other racialized communities. This year’s Summit will focus on gathering community input on a health equity strategy from the South Asian and other racialized communities working on health equity strategies in the GTA. We will also explore ways to engage the current government through research and advocacy.

This event will explore different aspects of health, featuring panel discussions on:

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Ticket Details

Tickets for the Summit can be purchased here. All tickets include breakfast, refreshments, lunch, and access to both days of the Summit.

The early bird prices are as follows.

Students: $30

Non-Profit Organizations: $65
Government Organizations and Hospitals: $90

The deadline for early bird prices is TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019 a 11:59 pm.

As of July 3rd, the ticket prices will be as follows:

Students: $40

Non-Profit Organizations: $75
Government Organizations and Hospitals: $100

Sponsorship Details

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please view our sponsorship package here. 

Draft Event Agenda

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Peel Memorial Centre, Brampton

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration, refreshments, and networking

10:00 am – 10:50 am: Opening remarks

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Morning breakout sessions

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm: Policy Panel

2:10 pm – 3:10 pm: Afternoon breakout sessions

3:10 pm – 3:20 pm: Break

3:20 pm – 4:20 pm: Best Practices in Health Equity Panel

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm: Closing remarks

Thursday. August 8, 2019 – Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration, refreshments, and networking

10:00 am – 10:50 am: Opening remarks

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Morning panel discussions

12:30 pm – 1:20 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Community Feedback and Input Session

2:30 pm – 2:40 pm: Break

2:50 pm – 4:20 pm: Afternoon panel discussions

4:20 pm – 4:30 pm: Closing remarks

Past Updates

CASSA in partnership with Professor and Research Chair in Urban Health at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Health and Health Equity at Ryerson University, Sepali Guruge are organizing the 6th Annual Health Equity Summit. This year’s theme will be focusing on Immigrant Women’s Health and Well Being through an Intergenerational Approach.  The Summit is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 27th 2016 at Ryerson University from 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM. We hope to have approximately 100 attendees ranging from healthcare providers and professionals, community based organizations and students. Along with the attendees we hope to have approximately 15 speakers to discuss and engage our audience in dialogue. We hope that this dialogue provides vital information for a greater initiative. This initiative is the South Asian Health Strategy that is dedicated to addressing the unique health needs of South Asian community in Ontario. Please do not hesitate to contact Insiya Bhallo if you have any questions or comments regarding this project at 416- 932-1359 x18 or at