For a healthy society, we have to act upstream
Ever wondered how Upstream got started? more
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A holiday message from the Executive Director
Happy Holidays. more
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How much do lifestyle choices really matter for health?
If we want healthier communities, we must stop thinking of health only as a matter of personal responsibility and lifestyle choices, and dive deeper to the greater social determinants. more
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The social determinants of physical activity
Let's exercise our policy opportunities to build healthier communities. read more and comment
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

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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