From endless growth to a steady state
We only have one planet, so we'd better learn to start living within it's limits. more
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Basic Income has opportunity costs
Basic income may eventually become necessary — it may alleviate or even help to eliminate poverty — but it won't automatically fix all our problems. It also may not be the best use of our resources. And no matter what, it warrants immense consideration from all angles. more
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On motivations, mentors, and medicare
In this excerpt of Upstream Medicine: Doctors for a Healthier Canada, Upstreamist Danielle Martin has some big ideas about how to improve Canadian health. more
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A new vision for our planet and our health
In this excerpt of Upstream Medicine: Doctors for a Healthier Canada, Upstreamist Dr. Courtney G. Howard tells us how using a health frame in the short-term can help save our planet in the long run. read more and comment
Child poverty is outrageous and unhealthy
In one of the wealthiest nations on earth, at a time of greater wealth than ever before, how can we have such incredible rates of child poverty and not take action? read more and comment
Defunding funerals makes us sick
Giving our loved ones dignity and honour in death is an important part of individual, family and community well-being. The new Saskatchewan budget cuts funeral services for those on social assistance, but it bears asking — can we afford these "savings"? read more and comment
Basic income: a roof over their head?
A guaranteed annual income has the potential to prevent or end the homelessness of thousands of Canadians. 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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