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.
Upstream is a movement to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centred ideas.
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.
Diverting food waste to charitable food programs will not address food insecurity in Canada.
It has taken health professionals a long time to generate an effective response to the threat climate change poses to health but we are now at the bedside, and the resuscitation has begun.
According to UpStream, A well-designed basic income program would certainly simplify the complex labyrinth of programs and barriers to their access currently faced by people living in poverty.
Developed jointly by the Saskatoon Health Region and Upstream, this report applies a health equity lens to the City of Saskatoon's Growth Plan to Half a Million.