The Quest for Universal Pharmacare
Canada’s federal government seems poised to prop up the status quo instead of going upstream more
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Four of top 10 global health threats are environmental
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently released a report on the top ten threats to health in 2019. Strikingly, several are related to global ecological change, marking perhaps a turning point in the recognition of the health implications of the rapid and massive ecological changes we are causing. more
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The Opioid Crisis and Mental Suffering
Let’s get to the heart of the matter   more
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2019: Trends to watch this year
Here at Upstream, we’re promoting ideas aimed at rethinking our traditional approach to public policy in Canada. We’re looking at the root causes of social and economic ailments instead of just treating the symptoms. Our goal is to change the conversation about the key challenges of our time—income inequality, climate... read more and comment
Upstream Radio: When the big employer ghosts a town - now what?
Oshawa is reeling from GM’s decision to stop auto production there. How does a community bounce back from such a jolt?   read more and comment
Food Security and Your Health
Did you get enough to eat today? More than four million Canadians didn't. read more and comment
Upstream Radio: How we define disability matters
Ontario is changing its social assistance program, including a new definition of disability. 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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