Plan B: Episode 3
Populism in Canada: Can We Talk? more
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Our health should be an election issue
To the extent health is an issue in the federal election, it will be about health care, as usual. Now I am not saying health care is an unimportant issue, but this focus on ‘health care as health’ is wrong for two reasons.  more
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10 reasons we’re supporting the global climate strike
Young people around the world are inspiring people to take part in a global climate strike September 20-27, 2019, demanding an end to fossil fuels and climate justice. more
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Plan B: Eco-Grief
Host Ralph Benmergui talks about climate change, eco-grief, and what people can do about it in the first of a series of podcasts called Plan B. Guest Leslie Davenport counsels people through climate grief. Guest Laura Keeth is processing her own emotions by taking part in a Calgary eco-grief circle.... read more and comment
Status First Nations child poverty rates deplorably high
Almost half of status First Nations children live in poverty—by far the highest rate of child poverty of any other group examined, says a new report published by Upstream Institute. read more and comment
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. 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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