It is time to re-think our budgeting It’s budget season and Canadian provincial governments are continuing the tradition of spending more on health care than any other single portfolio. For example, Alberta spends almost half of its provincial budget on health – an estimated $22 billion this year – which is more than any […]
At last, Canada stands with other developed nations when the federal government launched our first National Housing Strategy (NHS) this week. While this historic step forward represents what many activists have been calling on for decades, is it time to rejoice? Will the staggering $40 billion dollars promised over 10 years amend nearly a quarter […]
Une bonne nouvelle pour le Canada, mais le diable est dans les détails Le Canada emboîte enfin le pas à d’autres pays développés avec le lancement de sa première Stratégie nationale sur le logement, cette semaine. Alors que cette avancée historique représente ce que de nombreux militants demandent depuis des décennies, pouvons-nous vraiment nous […]
High rates of emergency and police services signal many adults and adolescents with autism in Canada are in crisis
More resources in the community and better training for emergency services are needed Canadians routinely complain about the long wait times at hospital emergency rooms across the country — and health policy experts have long flagged the high costs associated with emergency services and the impact it has on the finances of our publicly funded […]
It’s time we put Housing First For most of his life, Murray Barr was an ordinary American until everything changed abruptly when his story of personal tragedy and period of homelessness created a media frenzy. It was in his article, “Million Dollar Murray,” that Malcolm Gladwell turned homelessness into a celebrity cause by illustrating […]
Recently a distraught young mother from British Columbia took her own life while in the grip of postpartum depression, leaving behind a grieving husband and infant son. She was a Registered Nurse and had been seeking treatment for depression and anxiety. Tragically, the health care system she worked for was unable to help her.