In The Community

Our community consists of not just our physical environment, but also the many institutions and customs that make up our social environment.When we foster diverse, inclusive communities with effective, proactive social services, in harmony with the natural environment, we are thinking and acting upstream.

Do Canadians have the right to good health?

In partnership with Mass LBP and the Wellesley Institute, Upstream presents the event Upstream Action: New Approaches for Connecting Policy and Health. read more
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Best of Saskatoon 2014

Congrats to our Executive Director, Ryan Meili for getting two Best of Saskatoon Awards from Planet S's annual survey! Best Local Hero and Best Family Doctor at Westside Community Clinic. read more
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Gabor Maté Part 1: How Capitalism Makes Us Sick

Recently, Upstream's founder Ryan Meili got the chance to sit down and interview Dr. Gabor Maté about his new writing project and the intersection between health & politics. Dr. Gabor Maté is the award-winning author of the books When the Body Says No, Hold On To Your Kids, and In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts. ... read more
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Gabor Maté Part 2: On Storytelling, Health, and the Ruling Class

Recently, Upstream's founder Ryan Meili got the chance to sit down and interview Dr. Gabor Maté about his new writing project and the intersection between health & politics. Dr. Gabor Maté is the award-winning author of the books When the Body Says No, Hold On To Your Kids, and In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.... read more
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Reviving Riversdale: Gentrification and reconciliation in one of Saskatoon's poorest neighbourhoods

Upstream received national attention last week in an article by Allan Casey in the Walrus magazine. Executive Director Ryan Meili shared his thoughts on the changes happening in Saskatoon's Riversdale neighbourhood where Upstream is based. He talks about his hopes for the neighbourhood and invites us to think about how... read more
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People's Climate Mobilization

A healthy planet is an essential component of a healthy society, and many are now pointing to climate change as the greatest threat to human life and wellbeing. This Sunday, September 21, thousands of citizens from around the world will gather in New York City to bring attention to the global... read more
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Portrait of a Scared Scientist

The world is not acting fast enough about climate change and now scared scientists are starting to tell their stories.  Photographer Nick Bowers invites us to look the truth in the eye through these portraits of climate scientists as they reveal their greatest fears about climate inaction. We know that our environment... read more
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The end of neighbours: How our increasingly closed-off lives are poisoning our politics and endangering our health

Do you know your neighbors? Could you pick them out of a police line-up? As our urban landscapes shift and adapt to 21st century life (much of which is experienced online), researchers are seeing some startling health effects. read more
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Trees Save Lives

A new study by U.S. Forest Service scientists reveals the life-saving power of trees (and no, we're not actually talking about Groot*). By removing just 1% of pollutants from the air, trees save Americans about $7 billion annually. 1% might not sound like much, but it's making a big difference-... read more
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Our Health Matters: Dogwood Initiative

Health begins in the spaces we live and the air we breathe. It is shaped by the choices we make together. Check out this Dogwood Initiative campaign seeking environmental and health impact assessments for a proposed coal export project. They are calling on British Columbians to ask their representatives for a... read more
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