After many years of success, EvidenceNetwork.ca is no longer in operation. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the organization over the past decade including our dedicated researchers, newspaper editors, readers and funders. However, now it is time to move onto new ways of looking at knowledge mobilization and policy. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shannon Sampert at s.sampert@uwinnipeg.ca.

Manitoba’s McPhedran storms through Senate

The guards on Parliament Hill have a nickname for her. It’s “the Perfect Storm” and when Sen. Marilou McPhedran found out that’s what they were calling her, she was delighted. The Manitoba senator, named as an Independent to the Red Chamber in October of 2016, says she’s aware that she sometimes makes people uncomfortable but […]

Pourquoi embaucher des consultants pour ” réparer ” notre système de santé mal en point

Le recours à des consultants en gestion pour concevoir des réformes pour les systèmes de santé du Canada a gagné en popularité auprès des gouvernements fédéral et provinciaux depuis les dernières décennies, mais cela n’a pas toujours été profitable. Pourquoi alors continuer à le faire? Dans ma province natale, le Manitoba, le nouveau gouvernement conservateur […]

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

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 for money spent.  So why do we do it? In my home province of Manitoba, the newly installed Conservative government […]

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.

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.

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

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

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?