Canada’s refugee health-care program still falls short

Clinics, pharmacies and specialists continue to deny services to refugees and refugee claimants, based on the assumption they’re not covered by IFHP

Canada’s refugee health-care program still falls shortBy Y.Y. Brandon Chen and Vanessa Gruben University of Ottawa OTTAWA, Ont., May 14, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Despite changes to Canada’s refugee health-care program in April 2016, many people still don’t have adequate access to care, according to a series of interviews we conducted recently with refugee service providers in Ottawa. Health care for refugees in Canada is the responsibility…

Injecting some Positive Energy in a divisive national debate

A three-year initiative assesses how Canadians think and talk about energy in all forms, bringing together disparate and typically unaligned voices

Injecting some Positive Energy in a divisive national debateMonica Gattinger, a University of Ottawa scholar, is doing more to do advance constructive energy conversations in Canada than just about anyone. She's the chair of Positive Energy, a three-year initiative to assess how Canadians think and talk about energy in all forms. Positive Energy is bringing together disparate and typically unaligned voices. Her goal is to reframe our…

Canada answering the global need for health research

This World Health Day, Canada has much to be proud of, but much more can be done to address a variety of health issues with worldwide implications

Canada answering the global need for health researchOTTAWA, Ont., April 5, 2017 /Troy Media/ – Friday is World Health Day, which should remind us that the health of Canadians is interlinked with the health of people everywhere. Canadians know this best. In addition to being the “globalization nation” of immigrants and travellers, we’ve had a stake in nearly every major global health threat…

Guarding against income inequality in Canada

Does Canada need to worry about the same festering malaise that has disrupted the United States?

Guarding against income inequality in CanadaOTTAWA, Ont. Nov. 28, 2016/ Troy Media/ – Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as inarticulate and venal as it was, tapped into important and deeply-rooted American realities, realities that may also contain lessons for Canada. Does Canada need to worry about the same festering malaise that has become so dramatically evident in the U.S.? Powerful international data…