Almost nine million Canadians can’t read well enough to perform everyday tasks In Canada, two out of five adults – that’s nearly nine million people – cannot read well enough to perform everyday tasks. Reading difficulties start early. It is very well established that children who are not reading well by the end of […]
Mental illness is the most common illness experienced by children and teens in Canada.
Le dernier budget fédéral renferme un engagement important envers les citoyens à faible revenu : les aider à produire leurs déclarations de revenus.
Most Canadians would like to see an end to poverty. What if we told you that one organization, using the existing social benefits system, found a way to get $21 million into the pockets of 9,000 low income individuals in Winnipeg?
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).
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?
In my work as a neonatologist, I’ve looked after many, many babies. I’ve seen families of all ages, cultures and circumstances. But I’ve never seen a mother who wanted to harm her growing baby.
Can a question asked in a doctor’s office contribute to ending poverty for patients and their families? This is what we asked ourselves 10 years ago, as we set out to convince health providers to tackle poverty.
Many patients with chronic health conditions also have mental health issues that go undiagnosed and untreated
Our health system often divides mental health from physical health into distinct silos of care and treatment, yet no such mind-body duality exists in actual patients.
What happens to kids who authorities determine can’t live safely with their own parents or caregivers? Thousands of Canadian children are in this situation right now.