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.

Cheap, fast, good — pick two?

How to shorten hospital wait times in Canada Long wait times are the vulnerable soft underbelly of the Canadian health system. Canadians treasure our single-payer, publicly funded program of physician and hospital care, virtually as a defining part of our national identity. And yet, increasing legal and political pressure over quick access to elective surgeries […]

Federal Transfer Payments and how they affect healthcare funding in Canada

The Canadian fiscal transfer system is relatively simple and designed to address fiscal imbalances arising from economic differences across provinces and territories that are related to per capita income and natural resource endowments.

Changer la rétribution des soins de santé pour rehausser la valeur et stimuler l’innovation

Une version de ce commentaire est parue dans La Presse Au Canada, les soins de santé coûtent au secteur public environ 160 milliards de dollars par année, soit un coût par habitant plus élevé que la plupart des pays industrialisés. Pourtant, les Canadiens ne sont pas particulièrement plus en santé et ne reçoivent pas de meilleurs soins. […]

What should we be paying for in our publicly funded health system?

A version of this commentary appeared in the Globe & Mail, the Canadian Healthcare Network and The Province As a recent Globe and Mail investigation has noted, some Canadians have had to pay extra for care that they thought would be fully covered. The investigation reveals how complex this set of issues can be. As many […]

To improve value and spur innovation, we need to change the way we pay for health care

A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star, Huffington Post and Kelowna Daily Courier Health care costs the public sector about $160 billion a year in Canada, a higher per capita cost than most industrialized nations.  Yet Canadians are not markedly healthier nor do we receive better care. The Commonwealth Fund has ranked […]

How the Ontario government traps those with disabilities into lives of poverty

Restrictions on assets and gifts keep many in a state of deep and profound uncertainty and crisis. A version of this commentary appeared in the Toronto Star, the Huffington Post and the Waterloo Region Record In August 2016, Ontario’s Ombudsman released “Nowhere to Turn,” a report outlining multiple systemic failures in provincial supports and services […]

Why workers over 65 years of age should be entitled to employer health plans too

Imagine having your private health insurance — dental, vision, prescription drug, life, travel and disability coverage — suddenly terminated by your employer at age 65 while you’re still working for them, and just when you may really need it.

Thinking outside the lab

Recently, the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) celebrated the fact that the average lifespan of Canadians has increased by more than 30 years since the early 1900s. That’s something we can all celebrate.

Why private health insurance coverage in Canada needs a review

Last week, the media carried a story about a nine-year-old boy in New Brunswick who was denied private health coverage because of his weight (at 5 foot 2 inches and 135 pounds). His family were shocked – as were many reading the story – that a child could be denied private health coverage in Canada.

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