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Beyond health care
Lindsay McLaren analyzes the federal party platforms for health equity initiatives
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...
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...
More than 1 in 5 Canadian professionals in precarious jobs: report
Despite their high level of education, credentials, skills, and even experience, 22% of Canadian professionals are in precarious jobs....
Toward a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable society
The impacts of COVID-19 are so profound that even re-emergence won’t look like previous recent shocks to the economic system.
Re-opening amid COVID-19: too soon?
Staying healthy matters most Trish Hennessy As provinces across Canada ease into the re-opening phase of COVID-19, a lot of us are...
COVID-19 observations from a prominent health reporter
Globe and Mail health reporter André Picard joins us on the Plan B podcast to help us understand what’s what this pandemic is revealing...
Social prescribing in the age of COVID-19
Life in the age of COVID-19 can feel very inward looking as we hunker down at home, focused on caring for our loved ones. Trish Hennessy...
What I learned in the emergency room
Emergency rooms: the last line of social safety net defence Trish Hennessy Due to a family health scare, I saw my fair share of emergency...
Plan B: innovating health care to treat social determinants of health
Health professionals see the downstream effects of public policy decisions—like freezing the minimum wage or failing to build affordable...
The conversation I’d like us to have on Bell Let’s Talk day
Let's talk about inequality and its impact on mental wellbeing Trish Hennessy This week our social media feeds will light up with Bell...
Plan B: democratizing the economy
Doing laundry: Necessary evil or future economy? Listen to the podcast here. Trish Hennessy The thing about doing laundry is that it’s...
Do you live in a healthy city?
Here at Think Upstream, we ask the question: what does a healthy city look like? Listen to the podcast here Trish Hennessy Think Upstream...