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Beyond health care
Lindsay McLaren analyzes the federal party platforms for health equity initiatives
Canada’s dual public health crisis
COVID-19 and opioid overdoses are dualling crises that need public policy leadership
A quality of life strategy for Canada could be life changing
A Quality of Life Strategy for Canada could be very significant for wellbeing and health equity for current and future generations
Does Canada’s federal budget address the social determinants of health?
The federal budget contains important new commitments, such as a robust plan for high quality, affordable ($10 a day) child care.
Many in Canada who lost their job during the pandemic aren't bouncing back. They won’t be partying like it's the Roaring '20s.
The case for a publicly owned vaccine plan in Canada
In the absence of a domestic supply of COVID-19 vaccine, Canada finds itself a beggar in a global marketplace in which a handful of...
3 steps to public health reform
With a world embattled by COVID-19, news of efficacious vaccines bring needed hope—but vaccinations are merely step #1 in the journey to...
Hindsight is 2020
2020 is almost behind us now, but the challenges remain. How to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. How to address the health inequities...
Employee ownership trusts: key to an inclusive economy
"When employees have a chance to participate financially in the growth of their companies, everyone benefits"—Social Capital Partners
A plan to rebuild local economies
As we re-build in the wake of COVID-19, we should create more sustainable and equitable local economies.
Why inequality must be linked to climate emergency action
The more a bold and transformative climate plan is seen as linked to an ambitious plan to tackle inequality, economic insecurity, poverty...
The road to a just recovery
Mid-September is upon us—but it doesn’t look like previous Septembers. The kids are masked up and education workers are attempting a...
COVID-19 is inspiring healthier street design in Canadian cities
As communities adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, a vibrant global discussion is taking place about how cities should...
When scapegoating goes viral in the age of COVID-19
In this episode of The Plan B podcast, we talk with the Senior Director of 6 Degrees at the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, David...
The inequities of reopening
It’s easy to say that COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate. But it’s not entirely true, is it? Jo Snyder Those who live in crowded spaces, who...
Fact check: 5G technology isn’t behind COVID-19
There are a lot of reasons why misinformation about COVID-19 is so damaging. It causes confusion and panic, it inflames prejudice and...
The silent spreaders
As we start to consider what reopening our cities will look like, scientists are still studying the spread of COVID-19 by the...
None of us are safe until all of us are safe
In the age of COVID-19 trying to tackle so many enormous issues like jobs, wages, and investments is like throwing kerosene on the fire...
New animated video for kids and their families during COVID-19
COVID-19 requires millions of families to adopt new life-or-death habits, but as the pandemic wears on, families are starting to tire of...
COVID-19 Myths topping the charts this week
With all of these stories and links and videos, who do we trust and why? Jo Snyder The World Health Organization has called what we’re...