Upstream is joining forces with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
You know the saying there is strength in numbers? That’s part of the motivation behind our exciting announcement: Upstream has entered into a new partnership with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (the CCPA). more
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Another animated video helping kids think through COVID-19
"It’s okay to worry. Worrying is normal, but keeping it inside isn’t good. It’s important to tell someone you love how you feel." more
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Re-opening amid COVID-19: too soon?
Staying healthy matters most more
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The inequities of reopening
It’s easy to say that COVID-19 doesn’t discriminate. But it’s not entirely true, is it.  read more and comment
Fact check: 5G technology isn’t behind COVID-19
There are a lot of reasons why misinformation about COVID-19 is so damaging. It causes confusion and panic, it inflames prejudice and racism, it creates false villains in a time where we need to stick together. read more and comment
The silent spreaders
As we start to consider what reopening our cities will look like, scientists are still studying the spread of COVID-19 by the asymptomatics, or the “silent spreaders”, and what that means for understanding where this disease is going and where it's been.  read more and comment
None of us are safe until all of us are safe
In the age of COVID-19 trying to tackle so many enormous issues like jobs, wages, and investments is like throwing kerosene on the fire of economic uncertainty, according to Plan B podcast guest Armine Yalnizyan, economist and fellow at the Atkinson Foundation researching the future of workers. 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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