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Jino Distasio
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Department:
Institute of Urban Studies

Fields:
  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Architecture
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Canada
  • Demographics
  • Environment
  • First Nations
  • Homelessness and Mental Health
  • Housing and Real Estate
  • Social Issues
  • Transportation
  • Urban Geography
  • Urban Planning / Community Planning
Areas of Expertise:
  • Homelessness and Mental Health
  • Housing and Real Estate
  • Urban Policy and Programs
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others
About:

Dr. Jino Distasio joined The University of Winnipeg in 1999. For over a decade, he has worked extensively in Winnipeg’s inner city as well as exploring broader Canadian and global urban issues where he has been engaged in close to 200 projects, publications and community initiatives.

Recently, he coordinated a six-year project on homelessness and mental health in Canadian cities. This work is part of a $110-million project funded by the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is the largest such project ever undertaken globally.

Distasio maintains a strong research program is areas of housing market analysis, mental health and homelessness, Indigenous urban issues, and broad policy. He has served on many boards including The International Centre for Infectious Disease, Prairie Isotope Partnership Enterprise, Habitat for Humanity, Westminster Housing Society and the University of Winnipeg’s Community Renewal Corporation as well as the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Sectorial Commission in the Natural, Social and Human Sciences.

At the national level, Jino has led numerous multi-city projects that have examined housing markets dynamics, homelessness, poverty as well as developing of a national index of neighbourhood distress. He continues to teach and holds several adjunct appointments.


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UWinnipeg recognizes community engagement & sustainability at Convocation

Dr. Lee Anne Block will receive the Campus Sustainability Recognition Award, and Dr. Jino Distasio will be given the Clarence Atchison Award for...

Downtown housing requires incentives – report

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Food deserts and mirages in Winnipeg – new study

New UWinnipeg report maps food insecurity by location and incomes WINNIPEG, MB – A new study released today shows that 85,000 Winnipeggers live in...

The downtown decade – investments at $2.4 billion for Winnipeg 2005-2015

 Updated UWinnipeg study highlights unprecedented growth WINNIPEG, MB – The Institute of Urban Studies at The University of Winnipeg today released...