Tag Archives: Homelessness in Canada

Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada? Can $11 billion end homelessness in Canada?
By Jino Distasio

In North American cities like New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto and countless others, we have grown accustomed to seeing people who are homeless walk among us, often in the shadows, often with visible signs of duress from addiction, mental illness or basic hopelessness.

Backgrounder_Why-Economic-Inequality-Matters-to-the-Health-and-Well-Being-of-All-Canadians Backgrounder: Why Economic Inequality Matters to the Health and Well-Being of All Canadians
By Carolyn Shimmin and John Millar

Does more healthcare create better outcomes? In other words, do more medications, tests and interventions necessarily result in healthier patients?
It turns out more care is, all too often, unnecessary care.

Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce

What has significantly affected life expectancy in the last several decades? Improved nutrition and housing, clean drinking water, hygienic sewage disposal, safe deliveries of babies, vaccination programs, tobacco policies, workplace safety, better education and higher standards of living, to name a few.

Thinking outside the lab
By Ted Bruce

Instead of curing disease, public health measures work on preventing disease by addressing factors that create illness in the first place: social, economic and physical environments, personal health practice and access to health services.

Implementing a basic income in Canada to improve health and reduce poverty What can we learn from a basic income pilot?
By Danielle Martin

A basic income guarantee would be an alternative to our existing social assistance programs which are highly bureaucratic and don’t give people enough money to survive on.

We’ve Normalized the Abnormal
By Yoni Freedhoff

The world we have allowed to rise up around us makes unhealthy living the normal default behavior. If you have to go out of your way to make healthful choices, then go figure the vast majority of us won’t.

If the federal government is serious about tackling poverty, reining in ‘payday lending’ a good place to start
By Jerry Buckland

When the Trudeau government took federal office almost a year ago now, they expressed a commitment to create a Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Implementing a basic income in Canada to improve health and reduce poverty Implementing a basic income in Canada to improve health and reduce poverty
By Evelyn Forget

A basic income guarantee would be an alternative to our existing social assistance programs which are highly bureaucratic and don’t give people enough money to survive on.

Ending homelessness in Canada is possible Ending homelessness in Canada is possible
By Jino Distasio

The homeless population is very diverse requiring a complex set of interventions to end homelessness.

Ending homelessness in Canada is possible Ending homelessness in Canada is possible
By Jino Distasio

I think we end homelessness one person at a time, one day at a time, by building one house at a time.


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