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

A tsunami of antibiotic resistance is coming—and Canada must take charge

At the beginning of the last century, illnesses due to bacterial infections ranked as the most common cause of death in Canada.  By the latter third of the century, the diagnosis, prevention and management of infectious diseases had advanced dramatically, raising hopes that many of these infections would be consigned to history. The dramatic improvements […]

Providing benefits not burdens

Why is the Canada Revenue Agency denying the Disability Tax Credit to those who need it most? A version of this commentary appeared in Policy Options, the Hill Times and the Vancouver Province “Providing benefits not burdens” is how former Health Minister, Judy LaMarsh once described the vision for disability policy in Canada. Unfortunately, this […]

“What gets measured gets done”

The most recent data on Canadian children with disabilities is almost a decade old   “The true measure of a nation’s standing is how well it attends to its children, including their health, safety, material security, education and socialization and their sense of being loved, valued and included in the families and societies into which […]

Alléger le fardeau des personnes handicapées et non l’alourdir

Pourquoi l’Agence du revenu du Canada refuse-t-elle le crédit d’impôt pour personnes handicapées à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin? « Offrir des avantages et ne pas alourdir le fardeau », c’est ainsi que l’ancienne ministre de la Santé, Judy LaMarsh, a décrit la vision de la politique sur les personnes handicapées au Canada. Malheureusement, cette […]

« Ce qui peut être mesuré peut être fait »

Les dernières données sur les enfants canadiens handicapés remontent à près de dix ans   « Le niveau réel d’un pays se mesure à l’attention qu’il accorde à ses enfants, à leur santé et à leur sécurité, à leur situation matérielle, à leur éducation et à leur socialisation, ainsi qu’à leur sentiment d’être aimés, appréciés et intégrés […]