Why hiring consultants to fix our healthcare system doesn’t work

Why hiring consultants to fix our healthcare system doesn’t work

THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods A version of this commentary appeared in the Hill Times, Ottawa Life and the Winnipeg Free Press The use of management consultants to design reforms for Canada’s health systems has become increasingly popular by both provincial and federal governments over the past several decades – but it’s not always been good value […]

Why Manitoba needs to invest in its children

Why Manitoba needs to invest in its children

To thrive economically, Manitoba needs young people. Fortunately, our relatively high birth rate — around 1.93 for every 1000 women — combined with favourable immigration trends means that Manitoba’s population will continue to grow.

Le droit à un logement sûr et abordable, un enjeu de santé

Le droit à un logement sûr et abordable, un enjeu de santé

Lorsqu’on ne se sent pas bien, que ce soit à cause d’un rhume mineur ou d’une maladie fatale, le désir de rester chez soi, dans un cadre sûr et confortable où l’on peut prendre du repos et récupérer, est un sentiment universel. Mais si ce lieu est lui-même une cause de stress et de maladie, que faire?

Le Canada doit investir de toute urgence dans la santé autochtone

Le Canada doit investir de toute urgence dans la santé autochtone

C’est une réalité tragique et bien documentée : l’état de santé des peuples autochtones du Canada ne se compare pas et de loin à ce qu’on observe dans la population en général. Les données montrent malheureusement que c’est le cas pour toutes les maladies graves et pour tous les groupes d’âge.

Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue

Safe, secure and affordable housing is a health issue

When you’re feeling unwell, whether from a minor cold or a devastating terminal illness, the feeling of home, the desire for a safe and comfortable place to rest and recuperate, is a universal one. But what if your home itself is a source of stress and illness?

Canada needs to provide an urgent investment in indigenous health

Canada needs to provide an urgent investment in indigenous health

The health of Canada’s indigenous people lags substantially behind other Canadians – and the tragic reality is well documented. Sadly, the data regarding poor health status for indigenous populations shows us this is true across all major illnesses and across all age groups.

From grievance to growth

From grievance to growth

Moving Manitoba’s Indigenous peoples from the liability to asset column was a topic that consumed some of Manitoba’s most innovative First Nations and mainstream business minds during a two-day ‘design-thinking boot camp’ recently.