After many years of success, 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

Kids with autism have a significantly higher risk of drowning than the general population

It’s time we do something about it Summer is almost upon us, so yesterday I spent $418 on 11 half-hour swimming lessons for my nine-year old son at the local rec centre. Why so costly? Because my son has autism, the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder in Canada.  He’s not able to take regular swim […]

L’augmentation des taux d’insuffisance rénale indique la nécessité d’une stratégie en matière de santé publique

Pas moins de 40 000 personnes au Canada souffrent d’insuffisance rénale. Ce phénomène qui s’accroît dans toutes les régions du pays a des répercussions notables sur notre système de santé.

Rising rates of kidney failure signal need for public health strategy

As many as forty thousand people in Canada are affected by kidney failure — a problem that is increasing across the country, with significant consequences for our health system.

Arrested for Sleeping?

As humans, we need to sleep. It is a biologically unavoidable act. Yet, on both sides of the border, “sleeping” can be considered a criminal act, especially if you are homeless and have no place to rest your head other than in public spaces such as parks.

Extreme weather events hit most vulnerable

Just off a bustling urban street, in the heart of a middle class Canadian community, I came upon an elderly man wilting in the low lying shrubs, mere feet from heavy traffic and visibility. He appeared unconscious, perhaps brought on by the searing summer temperatures that had pushed the mercury above 30 degrees Celsius.