Developed jointly by the Saskatoon Health Region and Upstream, this report applies a health equity lens to the City of Saskatoon’s Growth Plan to Half a Million. Find the report here.
Health equity exists when people can reach their full health potential, without being disadvantaged by where they live, how much money they make, or other personal circumstances, including gender, age, ability or cultural identity. By applying this lens, our report highlights the relationship between community health and well being with the municipal sector’s responsibilities – including land use planning, public transit, and active transportation – with a special emphasis on how the community health and well-being of particular populations can be most improved by interventions in such areas.
We developed this report because Saskatoon is at a critical juncture. The Growth Plan establishes a vision and an agenda for action which will guide the city for the next 30 to 40 years. The plan presents an opportunity to educate the public on how growth can improve their health and well-being, and provide clear recommendations to policy makers on how to capture these benefits while implementing the Growth Plan.