Newcomers to Toronto bring many strengths and assets that make our city vibrant and prosperous. These include good health, education, professional experience and skills, cultural diversity and new and innovative perspectives. However, many newcomers face challenges to their health as they establish themselves in Toronto and embark on their journey towards successful integration into Canadian society. The Global City: Newcomer Health in Toronto describes the ―health advantage‖ that most newcomers bring to Toronto, the decline in their health over time and the need to reexamine and strengthen our efforts to support newcomers, especially those whose health risks are compounded by their income level, gender, immigration status, ethno-racial background, sexual orientation or other factors.

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