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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
Awakening from our COVID-19 winter
The old paradigm is shifting. There's no returning to the "before times." How will you be part of the change?
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.
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...
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...
A plan for a just recovery
The AFB Recovery Plan is a collective blueprint for how Canada can get through this crisis in the short, medium, and long term. It closes...
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.
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...
Coping with COVID-19 is hard. This video series helps kids learn to stay safe and support each other
"It’s okay to worry. Worrying is normal, but keeping it inside isn’t good. It’s important to tell someone you love how you feel." Created...
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...
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...
Unpacking the "end the lockdown" protests
The 1918 flu pandemic had protestors, too.The San Francisco Anti-Mask League feared their civil liberties and constitutional rights were...