Including the family in children’s literacy education

Including the family in children’s literacy education

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 […]

Il n’est jamais trop tard pour produire sa déclaration de revenus

Il n’est jamais trop tard pour produire sa déclaration de revenus

Le dernier budget fédéral renferme un engagement important envers les citoyens à faible revenu : les aider à produire leurs déclarations de revenus.

Why it’s never too late for low income Canadians to file their taxes

Why it’s never too late for low income Canadians to file their taxes

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?

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity

Backgrounder: The relationship between burden of disease and health equity

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’: What it means and why it matters

‘Burden of disease’: What it means and why it matters

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?

How doctors can tackle the poverty of their patients without leaving the doctor’s office

How doctors can tackle the poverty of their patients without leaving the doctor’s office

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

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.

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