MARCO Project: Launch Event

On Sept. 4, 2020, MAP Centre for Urban Health Solution hosted an event to discuss the MARCO project, a new, collaborative, mixed-methods, community-engaged study focused on building a better health and social system for marginalized populations — during COVID-19 and beyond. This project is examining the myriad negative effects of physical distancing policies on marginalized populations in Toronto, and developing immediate, effective, on-the-ground solutions. Learn more

The launch event was a chance for us to share more information about the MARCO study and the five program evaluations we are working on.

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Introductory remarks: Michelle Firestone


COVID-19 recovery and isolation hotels evaluation
Evaluation Leads: Ahmed Bayoumi, Michelle Firestone, Lorie Steer


Violence against women services evaluation
Evaluation Leads: Priya Shastri, Alexa Yakubovich


COVID-19 sites substance use services evaluation
Evaluation Leads: Alex Caudarella, Jen Ko, Gab Laurence


Encampment outreach evaluation
Evaluation Leads: Lisa Boucher, Zoë Dodd, Sam Young


Sector pandemic planning initiative evaluation
Evaluation Leads: Barry Isaacs, Yona Lunsky