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.

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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  

We are also looking for volunteers who may be interested in helping out with the planning and organization of the Health Equity Summit. If you are looking to volunteer and gain great networks in the health field, please email for more information. You can also call us at 416-932-1359.