In The Community

Our community consists of not just our physical environment, but also the many institutions and customs that make up our social environment.When we foster diverse, inclusive communities with effective, proactive social services, in harmony with the natural environment, we are thinking and acting upstream.

Expanding our criteria for healthy living

“The world is not a problem to be solved; it is a living being to which we belong. The world is part of our own self and we are a part of its own suffering wholeness."  -Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee read more
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Harry Leslie Smith stands up for progress

92-year-old veteran and activist Harry Leslie Smith is visiting Regina, June 25th, as part of the Broadbent Institute’s Stand Up for Progress Tour. In advance of his visit he spoke with Saskatoon physician Ryan Meili about his history and his vision for the future. read more
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Upstream in Prairies North

A few months ago, the Upstream team had the chance to sit down with Lionel Hughes from Prairies North Magazine and talk about the work we do and why it is so important. Read the full article below and make sure to check out Prairies North website for more great Saskatchewan stories. read more
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Ryan Meili's Wild Idea

In Vancouver last month Ryan Meili presented his wild idea - changing the frame and redefining how we measure the success of our country - at the Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas for a Better Future event hosted by Changemakers Vancouver, Upstream, and Next Up. Watch the video or read... read more
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Riversdale Love

We're excited to be a part of the team presenting the Riversdale Love launch event on April 30th. We're looking forward to hearing what each the speakers have to share and engaging in the discussion about the changes taking place in Riversdale. How the community reacts to the challenges that... read more
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Moving Upstream to Tackle Dental Health

By Jacquie Maund Chantal had a mouth full of painful rotting teeth due an inherited gum condition. But as a low-wage worker without benefits she couldn’t afford to go to a dentist. When the pain became unbearable she was forced to go to the hospital emergency room.  read more
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Iglika's Wild Idea

In Vancouver last month Iglika Ivanova presented her wild idea - a living wage for all Canadians - at the Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas for a Better Future event hosted by Changemakers Vancouver, Upstream, and Next Up.  Watch the video below to hear about the problems a living wage... read more
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Laura’s Story: A Journey Toward Mental and Physical Health

Though they may not be the first to leap to mind - gender and social inclusion are important determinants of health. Socially excluded Canadians are more likely to be unemployed and earn lower wages. They have less access to health and social services. Discrimination, based on gender expectations, leads to... read more
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Wild Idea - Paul Kershaw

In Vancouver last month Paul Kershaw presented his wild idea - to relieve the burden of GenSqueeze - at the Transforming Society: 5 Wild Ideas for a Better Future event hosted by Changemakers Vancouver, Upstream, and Next Up.  Watch the video below to learn about how Paul believes we should be building... read more
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How a Pink T-shirt Became a Catalyst for Change

This blog comes to us from Amanda Guthrie, Youth & Education Coordinator at the Avenue Community Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity.  Last week, Transgender Awareness Week and the Pink Revolution campaign coincided. You may have seen some of the events on the news or in the paper. Today, Amanda takes... read more
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