National Indigenous Peoples Day
Tomorrow is National Indigenous Peoples Day! On June 21st we celebrate and honour the heritage, culture, strength and resilience, and important achievements of Indigenous Peoples across Canada. more
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What do we want? Pharmacare. When do we want it? 2019.
"This is our generation's national project: better access to the medicines we need, improved health outcomes and a fairer and more sustainable prescription medicine system. Let's complete the unfinished business of universal health care. That can be our promise and our legacy to each other and to all future generations."... more
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Public Health Offers Potent Climate Solutions
The spectre of climate change-fueled disasters looms large over the coming federal election, yet the health equity promise of a Green New Deal is shining through the storm clouds.    more
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Ontario Public Health Cuts Will Endanger the Public
Ontario recently announced that it will reduce funding towards public health agencies across the province to the tune of $200 million. read more and comment
Time to shift the bell curve toward health
Life is lived on a bell curve. Many attributes of a population – height, for example - are distributed on a bell-shaped curve, with the average at the centre and then decreasing numbers of people as we get further from the centre. read more and comment
Upstream Radio: Why early learning investments matter
Podcast with Charles Pascal hosted by Trish Hennessy 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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