The public health system benefits all of us
Public health requires the collaboration of social, economic and public policy, for an agenda that serves all Canadians. read more and comment
Reconciliation is a public health imperative
"All these seeds we are planting now, and the federal government's doing it under the auspices of trying to save money, but it really is fool's gold what they're saving because the World Health Organization shows us that for every dollar a government spends on a child, they can expect... read more and comment
Looking to behaviour 'won't change much' for our health
We know the best approaches to improve Canadian health are those that address the root causes — preventing, instead of treating — but we still get caught up focusing on behaviour, and 'magical thinking'. Let's break out of the trinity trap. read more and comment
Food waste and food insecurity in Canada
Diverting food waste to charitable food programs will not address food insecurity in Canada. read more and comment

Upstream is a movement to create a healthy society through evidence-based, people-centred ideas. We work to reframe public discourse around addressing the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society.

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