Commentaries, Health is More than Healthcare

Our expert advisors have written opinion pieces on important health policy topics, published in leading media outlets across the country. We are making these articles available to everyone, free of charge, with a Creative Commons license, so that you may use them in your publication or on your website. See also our Commentaries in French.

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Teenagers at risk from junk food advertisements Teenagers at risk from junk food advertisements
By Tom Warshawski and Mary Lewis
Trans rights are women’s rights Trans rights are women’s rights
By Kimberley Ens Manning and Julie Temple Newhook
It’s time to talk about a “BIG” idea It’s time to talk about a “BIG” idea
By Rosana Salvaterra
Laws can reduce bullying Laws can reduce bullying
By Kimberley Ens Manning and Elizabeth J. Meyer
We are neglecting our responsibility to kids in care We are neglecting our responsibility to kids in care
By Dylan Cohen
Epilepsy shouldn't be a death sentence Epilepsy shouldn’t be a death sentence
By Shannon Sampert
Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?
By Jino Distasio
How the Ontario government traps those with disabilities into lives of poverty How the Ontario government traps those with disabilities into lives of poverty
By Helen Ries with Jihan Abbas
Mentorship-programs-for-youth-see-results Mentorship programs for youth see results
By Suzanne Tough and Nicole Letourneau

Those of you who read The Lord of the Flies likely remember when the character, Piggy, broke the glasses of the most vulnerable kid in the group and pushed him to his death.

Three nutrition trends to stay away from – based on the best evidence Three nutrition trends to stay away from — based on the best evidence
By Dylan MacKay

If you follow health tips in the media, you’d think the nutritional sciences are a mess: Is butter good for you or is it bad? Should I eat breakfast or skip it? Should I eat like a caveman? Or maybe should I eat more like a bird?


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