Together we've started a powerful movement toward greater health equity in Canada. Let's keep the momentum going. Upstream’s annual Closing the Gap (CTG) conference is coming back to Ottawa on April 8, 2017 at the Shaw Centre.
The 2016 event was an overwhelming success, generating insightful discussion and drawing critical connections between people, projects and networks. Attendees (and speakers) left inspired, motivated and committed after hearing words from Cindy Blackstock, André Picard, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Sir Michael Marmot and other excellent presenters.
The Honourable Monique Bégin called it a “superb and worthy event”. Over 4 million people saw the tweets that were generated by over 500 onsite and livestream attendees.
"The average well-being of our societies is not dependent any longer on national income and economic growth... But the differences between us and where we are in relation to each other now matter very much." - Richard Wilkinson, Keynote
Upstream works to shift thinking to health by promoting solutions that focus on the wellbeing of Canadians. On April 8th 2017, Closing the Gap: Better health for all, will again bring together experts, decision makers, practitioners, active citizens and organizations encouraging policy action to improve health equity.
World-renowned author Richard Wilkinson, co-author of The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone, will be joined by Inuit leader and wellness advocate Natan Obed, Indigenous leader Max Fineday, and physician and climate change activist Courtney Howard among others.
It’s time for action on the social determinants of health in Canada and Upstream is bringing together the experts and decision-makers who can inspire us to work together for collective wellbeing.
Catch up on what you missed last year:
Closing the Gap 2016: Action for health equity