Aging out of foster care with no number to call — an interview with Dylan Cohen

Aging out of foster care with no number to call — an interview with Dylan Cohen

Dylan Cohen shares a personal story of life in and out of government care. He is an Indigenous former youth in care and campaigner for Fostering Change in British Columbia and a Contributor with EvidenceNetwork.ca.  Dylan seeks to create opportunities for youth in/from care across the country through advocacy and public policy justice. Interview by […]

Drawing on rich traditions to nourish our children

Drawing on rich traditions to nourish our children

Indigenous peoples are “Inuwak,” Peoples of the Land. We have a spiritual relationship with our mother earth; our food is from the land and is intrinsically related to our cultural and spiritual way of life. Food not only nourishes us physically, it impacts our mental attitude and is an essential part of many of our […]

Charity is not enough to fight poverty

Charity is not enough to fight poverty

It’s time to talk about a “BIG” idea

It’s time to talk about a “BIG” idea

We are neglecting our responsibility to kids in care

We are neglecting our responsibility to kids in care

Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care

Closing the 17-year gap between scientific evidence and patient care

Canada has a mismatch between the world class quality of research we produce on health every year and how that research is implemented into our healthcare system.

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’

Indigenous people are not the ‘ghosts of history’

Canadian Indigenous people have been described as “ghosts of history,” spectres lingering in the background, haunting our legacy. This refers to the fact that Indigenous people have been ignored to a great extent in Canadian history

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities

Culture is Healing in Indigenous Communities

While indigenous populations in Canada have higher risks of health problems, our usual treatments often focus solely on western medical approaches.

The scientific link between culture and health for Canada’s indigenous populations is strong

The scientific link between culture and health for Canada’s indigenous populations is strong

Wab Kinew has been telling scientists and health care professionals for years that culture is medicine.