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Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes Homelessness costs Canadians big money without addressing the causes
By Jino Distasio
Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency
By Tim Richter

All Canadians deserve safe, decent and affordable housing, but for some, the lack of housing is a matter of life and death.

Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency
By Tim Richter

Canada’s homelessness crisis is the direct result of the federal withdrawal from housing investment.

Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency
By Ryan Meili

One of the biggest factors that determine whether people will stay healthy or wind up needing emergency or chronic medical care is where they live.

Canada's housing crisis is a public health emergency Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency
By Ryan Meili

People without access to stable housing are at higher risk of illness, and their likelihood of recovering well from that illness is greatly diminished.

Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency
By Ryan Meili

More than 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness at some point every year, whether they sleep in shelters, on the street, couch surf, or wait in hospital.

Canada’s housing crisis is a public health emergency
By Tim Richter and Ryan Meili

In emergency rooms and frontline clinics, patients are triaged based on the urgency of their illness. The sickest are seen first, followed by those in less immediate danger.

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity
By Barbara Clow

Everyone deserves to live a long life in full health, but not everyone is so fortunate. Some individuals and groups are more at risk of falling ill, becoming severely ill or disabled or dying prematurely (that is, before the average expected life span).

Burden of Disease Backgrounder: ‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters
By Barbara Clow

In a world affected by numerous diseases, disabilities and illnesses, how do governments, health care providers, media or the general public decide which ones are most important?

Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue
By Danyaal Raza and Ritika Goel

When you’re feeling unwell, whether from a minor cold or a devastating terminal illness, the feeling of home, the desire for a safe and comfortable place to rest and recuperate, is a universal one. But what if your home itself is a source of stress and illness?


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