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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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Plan B: Canada's gig economy
Precarious work is on the rise in Canada. Listen to the podcast here. Trish Hennessy In the early-1990s, when I was a young newspaper...
Our health should be an election issue
To the extent health is an issue in the federal election, it will be about health care, as usual. Now I am not saying health care is an...
10 reasons we're supporting the climate strike
Young people around the world are inspiring people to take part in a global climate strike September 20-27, 2019, demanding an end to...