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Caregivers need more than a national day of recognition

One in four people in Canada care for a loved one, friend or neighbour.

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?

Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’ Why we don’t need a ‘Caregiver Recognition Day’
By Laura Funk

Organizations advocating for family caregivers are hoping our Prime Minister will soon issue a proclamation recognizing family caregivers and establish a National Caregiver Day (the First Tuesday in April).

The-never-ending-saga-of-medical-user-fees-in-Quebec The never-ending saga of medical user fees in Quebec
By Amélie Quesnel-Vallée
One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms One in six Ontarians left behind in healthcare reforms
By Tara Kiran

Our study shows you get better care if you have a doctor who formally enrols patients, pools resources with colleagues to provide after hours care and takes responsibility for preventing and managing chronic disease.

It’s time to move health research out of the academy and into the community It’s time to move health research out of the academy and into the community
By Adalsteinn Brown and Stephen Bornstein

Canada has a mismatch between the world class quality of research we produce on health every year and how that research is implemented into our healthcare system.

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities
By Jon McGavock

Most non-indigenous people struggle with the concept that culture has healing potential, but several lines of scientific evidence support it.

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities
By Jon McGavock

It’s time to bring indigenous leaders and experts into our policy solutions, and put them at the helm. Perhaps, then we can reduce the inequities that indigenous youth in this country live with every day.

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities
By Jon McGavock

Looking to the future, there is one obvious place governments and their policy makers can start if they want to improve health and reduce inequities among Canada’s indigenous peoples. It’s time to act on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission call to action — and acknowledge the expertise of indigenous elders and leaders in developing relevant solutions.

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities
By Jon McGavock

Policy makers are finally starting to pay attention to the connection between culture and health — and how that may offer steps forward for addressing health crises among Canada’s indigenous peoples.


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