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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.

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.

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

In August 2016, Ontario’s Ombudsman released “Nowhere to Turn,” a report outlining multiple systemic failures in provincial supports and services that lead to crisis for many adults with developmental disabilities.

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.

It’s time to invest in a comprehensive Child and Youth Mental Health Strategy at provincial and national levels
By Mariette Chartier and Marni Brownell

Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada.

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

The $15-$21 charged per each $100 borrowed from a payday lender is not an annual interest rate but a fee for a two-week loan. This means payday loans operate at a whopping annual interest rate of between 456 to 639 percent. For some borrowers, this is where the trouble begins.


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