Canada-wide - Health

The Conservative government’s latitude to choose its own policies was curtailed yet again on Friday when a judge called health-care cuts for failed refugee claimants a form of “cruel and unusual...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The Wellesley Institute has published a report entitled "Refugee Health Care Cuts In Canada" by Sonal Marwah. This report’s findings show that a standard approach for serving uninsured and under-...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Immigrants and Refugees, refugee health care, All of Canada
Fed up with the continuous stream of federal government misinformation on refugee health policy and Minister Alexander’s repeated attacks on government critics, Canadian Doctors for Refugee Care is...
Keywords: Health, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the federal government's appeal of an exemption which has allowed Insite, a supervised injection site in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, to operate. PHS...
Keywords: Government Policy, Health, Legal Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
The Wellesley Institute is a Toronto-based non-profit and non-partisan research and policy institute. The organization focuses on developing research, policy and community mobilization to advance...
Keywords: Health, Housing, Poverty Research, All of Canada
The Canadian Women’s Health Network (CWHN) was created in 1993 as a voluntary national organization to improve the health and lives of girls and women in Canada and the world by collecting, producing...
Keywords: Health, Women, All of Canada
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (www.aidslaw.ca) promotes the human rights of people living with and vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, in Canada and internationally, through research, legal and policy...
Keywords: Health, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Legal Info (PLEI), Legal Research, All of Canada
York University health researchers produce public primer on who gets sick and why in the report, Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts. They find the primary factors that shape the health...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, All of Canada
HealthyHousing.ca, a National HIV/Housing Portal, is a space for people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), service providers and researchers to learn more about issues related to HIV/AIDS and housing.
Keywords: Health, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS, Housing, housing and health research, housing directory, All of Canada
A song and music video entitled From Stilettos to Moccasins was developed from the findings of a research project that examined the role of identity and stigma in Aboriginal women's healing from...
Keywords: aboriginal women, addictions, Art and Culture, drug use, Health, Indigenous, song, video, Women, All of Canada
Nov 18th, 2009 by Michael Shapcott Poverty is cutting almost eight years off the average life expectancy of Canadian men, and almost five years from women. Only half of the poorest men in Canada can...
Keywords: Health, Poverty Research, All of Canada
A study from UBC and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that kids who grow up in poverty are more likely to have health problems such as heart disease, stroke...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
The Institute for Work & Health (IWH) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization. At IWH, our goal is to protect and improve the health of working people by providing useful,...
Keywords: Disability, Health, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
An interesting article in the Tyee, "Dying for the Rich" looks into a widely researched correlation between a wide income gap and a shorter overall life expectancy. Although in Canada, public health...
Keywords: Health, British Columbia, All of Canada
The Caledon Institute has released a policy paper, Canadians Need a Medium-Term Sickness/Disability Income Benefit (in PDF) discussing the possibility of a new sickness or disability benefit. The...
Keywords: Disability, Health, Workers' Rights, All of Canada
The Canadian Association of Social Workers has released a new report entitled The Declining Health and Well Being of Low Income Women in Canada: A Preventable Tragedy. This CASW report, the fourth in...
Keywords: Health, Welfare, All of Canada
A new study provides evidence that the higher mortality rate of poorer men compared with that of wealthier men could be caused by the higher number of poor male smokers. One researcher suggested a...
Keywords: Health, All of Canada
A report written in 1912 indicates the importance of housing: "It is from the standpoint of the health of the people that the all-important question of housing must be approached. Housing conditions...
Keywords: Health, Housing, All of Canada
The Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health recently released the final report from a two-year study on the health of rural, remote and Northern women. The report is the largest qualitative study...
Keywords: Health, Women, All of Canada
Life expectancy for First Nations and Inuit peoples in Canada is five to 10 years shorter than other Canadians and infant mortality rates among these communities is two to three times that of the...
Keywords: Health, Indigenous, All of Canada