This week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Premier’s Summit on Healthcare in Newfoundland and Labrador. Flying from Saskatoon to St. John’s in the winter is no mean feat, and a series of delays and cancelled flights meant I had a lot of time to reflect en... read more
It’s that time of year when hunger drives are in full swing. There’s huge push for donations of food, funds, and time to food banks in communities across the country. Here in Saskatchewan we have, for example, the CBC’s Comfort and Joy Campaign. While I appreciate the efforts the CBC... read more
Arguably, I did not have the coolest major in university. I was a political science major, with a focus on Canadian Politics. People’s eyes seemed to glaze over when I talked about what I was taking at university. I admit, compared to some of the sexier political fields like International... read more
Upstream’s Policy Director, Chuk Plante will be speaking at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The lecture, titled Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Strategies in Canada: Policy or Window Dressing? will take place at 10:30a.m. in the Prairie Room of the Diefenbaker Building...
Upstream thinking and upstream ideas rely on current, accurate, and relevant data. Increasing data and evidence around many of the social determinants that dictate lifelong health are encouraging, but organizations' abilities to maintain current data isn't a given. Recently, the Childcare Resource an Research Unit that maintains current data,... read more
Health begins in the spaces we live and the air we breathe. It is shaped by the choices we make together. Check out this Dogwood Initiative campaign seeking environmental and health impact assessments for a proposed coal export project. They are calling on British Columbians to ask their representatives... read more