Income and Social Status

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada the research as to why higher income and social status is associated with better health includes the following. Higher income and status generally results in more control and discretion over life decisions. A number of studies show that limited options and poor coping skills for dealing with stress increase vulnerability to a range of diseases through pathways that involve the immune and hormonal systems.

Resources

Housing and Homelessness

Service Canada -- Cowichan Office

Human Resources and Skills Development

Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Ladysmith Employment Assistance

Cowichan Tribes – Social Development

Canadian Mental Health Association -- Warmland House