Evidence-Informed Practice

Unison’s Evidence-Informed Practice Workbook (and checklist) helps frontline staff and managers effectively incorporate ‘evidence’ into group program planning and evaluation. By using the workbook and checklist, our programs become more responsive and accountable to stakeholders (especially clients) in line with our values of accountability, collaboration and equity.

You can download our Evidence-Informed Practive Workbook, Checklist and Evaluative Learning Plan template by clicking on the links below.

Evidence-Informed Practice Workbook

Evidence-Informed Practice Checklist

Evaluative Learning Plan template

We hope you enjoy improving your programs with this tool. If you have any questions please contact:

Unison Community Health Planners Office

Lawrence Heights Site, Room #213

416 787-1676 ext 254/2

Community Scan Report

Unison’s Community Scan Report was created as a community resource. It is meant to be read, shared and used by people, groups and agencies living and working in Unison’s catchment. This report highlights the current needs, strengths and opportunities for change within the communities Unison serves.

The full report and executive summary can be found here.

List of appendices:

A Flash Survey - Tool (English)
B Flash Survey - Summary of results
C Online Survey - Tool
D Online Survey - Summary of results
E Network Survey - Tool
F Network Survey - Network directory
G Network Survey - Summary of results
H Focus Group Guide
I Focus Group Thematic Analysis
J Focus Group Cross-Cutting Themes Analysis
K Key Informant Interview Guide
L Key Informant Interview Results - Brief on issues of status
M Grey Literature Bibliography
N Toronto Community Housing Listing
O List of Catchment Demographic Maps
P All Maps

Map 1: Unison sub-catchment areas
Map 2: Low income rates and persons in low income 2006
Map 3: Main dwelling types 2006
Map 4: Percentage of people age 25-64 without high school completion
Map 5: Percentage of people age 25-64 with university degree
Map 6: Unemployment rates 2006
Map 7: Percentage employed part-time or part of year 2006
Map 8: Percentage of population aged 65 and over 2006
Map 9: Percentage of low income among age 65 and over before tax 2005, census 2006
Map 10: Colorectal cancer screening 2007-2009
Map 11: Pap smear screening rates 2007-2009      
Map 12: Age-adjusted prevalence rate (%) of mental health conditions among adults
Map 13: Number of low income renters paying 50% or more of income on housing 2006
Map 14: Percentage recent immigrants (within five years) 2006    
Map 15: Percentage recent immigrants in low income before tax 2005, census 2006    
Map 16: Knowledge of official languages - % neither English nor French 2006
Map 17: One year mobility 2006
Map 18: % of income from government transfer payments: economic families, 2006
Map 19: % of income from government transfer payments: persons not in economic families 2005, census 2006
Map 20: Number of youth of age 5-9 years 2006
Map 21: Number of youth of age 10-14 years 2006
Map 22: Number of youth of age 15-19 years 2006
Map 23: Toronto neighbourhoods within Unison’s catchment area   
Map 24: Census tracts within Unison’s catchment area   
Map 25: Dissemination areas within Unison’s catchment area
Map 26: Census tracts and dissemination areas within Unison’s catchment area

Please contact the Community Health Planners' Office with any questions:
Lawrence Heights Site, room #213
416-787-1676 ext 254/5


BePart Collaborative Research Report 2010

BePart is a research project led by residents and agencies working and learning together. It is based in the Lawrence Heights and Neptune neighbourhoods. BePart emerged in a context where the dynamic efforts and relationships of resident leaders overlapped with growing interest and capacity among local agencies to embrace a collaborative approach to research and action.

The question that led BePart’s first research project was “How can residents and agencies be more effective partners in addressing needs and services within the Lawrence Heights and Neptune community?” To learn what they found out about this question, hear more about our community and how this project evolved, please read the BePart Collaborative Research Report.

Our Locations

Lawrence Heights
12 Flemington Road
Toronto, ON M6A 2N4

1651 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M6M 3W2
Tel: 416-653-5400

540 Finch Avenue West
Toronto, ON M2R 1N7
Tel: 647-436-0385

1541 Jane Street
Toronto, ON M9N 2R3
Tel: 416-645-7575