Tag Archives: public healthcare

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.

When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States – and that’s not a good thing When it comes to prescription drug coverage, our health system has plenty in common with the United States — and that’s not a good thing
By Colleen Flood

Most Canadians would likely agree that those who need potentially life-saving prescription medications should have ready access to them.

A price is right A price is right
By Courtney Howard and Ryan Meili

Climate change has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the biggest health threat of the 21st century.

Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada Four things every journalist should know before writing about autism in Canada
By Kathleen O`Grady and Anne Jovanovic

Autism is not a mental illness, a mental health condition or a learning disability. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder

All I want for Christmas is a National Autism Strategy Why it’s time for a National Autism Strategy
By Kathleen O’Grady

Over a year ago, I was invited to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Parliament Hill. It was attended by a dozen or more Senators from both major parties, political staffers and invited guests mostly from an assortment of autism non-profit organizations. I expected a somewhat predictable ‘feel good’ event about how far we’ve come and how far we have still to go. But an hour later there weren’t many dry eyes in the chamber.

Canadians should modernize not privatize medicare Canadians should modernize not privatize medicare
By Bryan Thomas and Colleen Flood

National Medicare Week has just passed, buoyed with optimism as a fresh-faced government takes the reins in Ottawa — elected partly on a promise of renewed federal leadership on health care. Yet these “sunny ways” are overcast by recent developments at the provincial level that entrench and legitimize two-tier care.


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