Urban Health

Working Group

The Urban Health working group will combine and link youth experts to partner and collaborate with Toronto Public Health on a variety of special interests affecting youth across Toronto. 

This working group does not have a formal application process. If you are interested in joining, and/or have other questions, please email our Urban Health Lead at

Ongoing Projects

Youth Mental Health

  • Working towards getting mental health literacy in schools

  • Working to address the stigma associated with mental health

  • Creating resources to support youth


  • Looking at inequities in distribution of disease (who is being impacted) and the impact on youth

  • Social isolation and loneliness in youth

​Re-allocating Funding from Police to Communities, Including Urban Health

  • Investing in mental health support for people in crisis, education, and employment opportunities, etc.

About Sophia

Sophia Di Nicolo
Urban Health Lead
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Sophia is completing her final year of her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, specializing in Health Studies, with an Equity Studies minor. Her studies focus on the social determinants of health to understand how the social, political, and environmental factors impact health, and how we can use a social justice lens to address inequities through systemic and structural change. She is passionate about youth mental health, reducing stigma around mental illness, and increasing mental health literacy. Sophia believes in the ability of youth to create meaningful change within and beyond their communities and is looking forward to working with the TYC to make a positive difference.