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Health Equity

Resources - videos, websites, advocacy and books

Videos

  • “Let’s Start a Conversation…” (English) (French) - health is about more than access to medical care. Health is also influenced by a person’s social and economic conditions.
  • Make the Month - interactive game challenges you to manage your money, raise a child and make it through the month on a minimum wage.
  • What’s Good for Canada – a series of short videos from those living in low income and what needs to change from the Canadian Center of Policy Alternatives.

Websites

Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity

Advocacy

  • Basic Income Guarantee Network – (BIG) networks, raises awareness, supports policy development and research about having a BIG for all Canadians.
  • The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives a research institute concerned with policy issues of social, economic and environmental justice.
  • Generation Squeeze – addresses the barriers facing young Canadians regarding SDOH such as education, income, and housing.
  • Health Care Providers Against Poverty (Ontario) – advocate on income security and social security, raise awareness about the health impacts of poverty, and engage health providers and people living in poverty in social and political change.
  • Ontario Living Wage Network – Network of employers, employees and researchers to address standards of pay for low wage workers.
  • Upstream addresses the social determinants of health in order to build a healthier society.

Local organizations

Papers, Reports and Books

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