Dreaming Healthy Nations: Elect a partnership

"Why are native peoples struggling?"

It's a short, simple question, usually asked with deep and sincere looks of confusion.

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Upstream Radio: #Vote4Health in #Elxn42

Brendan Flaherty from the CBC joins Upstream's Ryan Meili and Jared Knoll to discuss what we can do with our vote this election, to determine community and individual health in Canada's future.

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Democratic engagement is a core health issue

Are we powerless to effect change? It's a notion that's been popular for many election cycles. But just try telling a local community group that's just rallied for a new service or program, that they are powerless. The truth is, there are some very achievable changes we can make to the Canadian democratic system, to get everyone a lot more engaged.

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What the parties aren't talking about

The Wellesley Institute and Upstream have partnered to bring to you a closer look at the health impacts of the policies that our national parties are putting forth. We know that social factors  — where you live, age, play and work — have a big impact on your health, so we ask, what are our political leaders doing to address them?

Over the next few weeks as we count down to election day, we will be looking at social issues that impact our health and reporting on how the party platforms lineup. Our health should be considered in all policies.

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Early Childhood Education and Care

The Wellesley Institute and Upstream have partnered to bring to you a closer look at the health impacts of the policies that our national parties are putting forth. We know that social factors  — where you live, age, play and work — have a big impact on your health, so we ask, what are our political leaders doing to address them?

Over the next few weeks as we count down to election day, we will be looking at social issues that impact our health and reporting on how the party platforms lineup. Our health should be considered in all policies.

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Fair systems make healthy nations

How many of us have voted for someone in an election who didn't win? The answer is probably everyone. If we think about it, this means that your vote didn't count. But it's not just yours... in a way, it's everyone's.

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Vote 4 Health

Let's vote for what will make Canada a better place for all.

This election, let's #Vote4Health.

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Political engagement is good for your health

Leadnow began as an online engagement organization, designed to mobilize individuals and communities to push forward political issues like our democracy, environment and economy — all factors that determine our ability to lead healthy lives.

They have since expanded their ground game, organizing people face-to-face, and tapping into people power to make real change and shift the balance of power to focus on the most important issues of our time.

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Jobs and Income

The Wellesley Institute and Upstream have partnered to bring to you a closer look at the health impacts of the policies that our national parties are putting forth. We know that social factors  — where you live, age, play and work — have a big impact on your health, so we ask, what are our political leaders doing to address them?

Over the next few weeks as we count down to election day, we will be looking at social issues that impact our health and reporting on how the party platforms lineup. Our health should be considered in all policies.

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Housing

The Wellesley Institute and Upstream have partnered to bring to you a closer look at the health impacts of the policies that our national parties are putting forth. We know that social factors  — where you live, age, play and work — have a big impact on your health, so we ask, what are our political leaders doing to address them?

Over the next few weeks as we count down to election day, we will be looking at social issues that impact our health and reporting on how the party platforms lineup. Our health should be considered in all policies.

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