Canada’s federal government seems poised to prop up the status quo instead of going upstream
Upstream is a movement to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centred ideas.
Recent research into opioid users, overdose victims, and opioid deaths is shedding light on this problem from a population level.
Oshawa is reeling from GM’s decision to stop auto production there. How does a community bounce back from such a jolt?
Making the link between house ownership and public pensions is key to a way forward.
The Basic Income Pilot cancellation is not just a social assistance issue, it is a health issue, and the health equity gap in Ontario will likely continue to grow.
For the better health of all of us, how do we get from colonialism to reconciliation, and what will that future look like? Jared Knoll interviews indigenous homelessness scholar Jesse Thistle.
Canada hasn’t yet taken the tangible actions needed to reform the systems that have been used to create, and maintain, the enormous gap in quality of life between what Indigenous peoples experience.
Homelessness is complicated. There’s not one easy or simple solution. But we cannot let those remain excuses for doing nothing, or even too little.
A novel solution to the health crisis of homelessness: get people into homes. Upstream Radio interviews Saskatchewan MP Sheri Benson.
The more that is known about our current system, the better equipped we will be to mobilize effective practices nationally and to improve population health moving forward.