It's time to stop dehumanizing Canadians with disabilities
What's a life worth? CTG Speaker Sarah Jama knows there's still a lot of room for compassion in the Canadian health system, and our deeper social structures. more
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The Next 150: Reconciliation and Health
For the better health of all of us, how do we get from colonialism to reconciliation, and what will that future look like? more
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No human should be homeless
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. more
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My Light Bulb Moment: Contraception shouldn't be a luxury
The ability of women to participate equally in the economic and social life of the nation has been facilitated by their ability to control their reproductive lives. read more and comment
Housing is health care
A novel solution to the health crisis of homelessness: get people into homes. read more and comment
The search for a cure for poverty
The poor are part of us. And we're part of the poor. We're all in this together. read more and comment
Looking upstream at the opioid crisis
Canada's opioid epidemic is an urgent crisis — but the root causes, and the remedies too, are social. read more and comment
UPSTREAM SOLUTIONS DON’T TREAT SYMPTOMS, THEY TREAT THE SOURCE.

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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