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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

— Dr. Eric Hoskins, chair of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare.

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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. 

 

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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.

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Measuring Success in the Federal Budget

Healthy Metrics Beyond Debt and GDP

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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.

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Upstream Radio: Why early learning investments matter

Podcast with Charles Pascal hosted by Trish Hennessy

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Public Health Beyond the Anthropocene

We need to give up thinking about nature and society as distinct entities if we want to better the lives of Canadians in the 21st century.

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