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Webinar - Mapping out the social determinants of health of refugee and migrant women in Canada: Applying an Intersectional Lens. The PPT presentation and the recording will soon be available online.

Webinar - Practical Approaches to Wicked Problems: What Works?
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NCCHPP Webinar - Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities
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Policy Approaches to Reducing Health Inequalities
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Update - Comprehensive policies to combat poverty across Canada, by province

Health Inequalities and Intersectionality
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Annotated Bibliography: Health Inequalities
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Closing the Gap in a Generation
Commission on Social Determinants of Health, 2008
(On the World Health Organization site)

Public health speaks: Intersectionality and health equity (On the site of NCCDH)

The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2008:
Addressing Health Inequalities

(On the site of the Public Health Agency of Canada)

Dialogue Mapping: Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems.
Conklin, J., 2005
(Information available on the site of the CogNexus Institute)

Construire l'espace sociosanitaire : Expériences et pratiques de recherche dans la production locale de la santé. In French. Under the direction of Aubry, F. and Potvin, L. (2012). On the site of the University of Montréal.


Val Morrison

Comprehensive policies to combat poverty across Canada, by province
A scan of comprehensive anti-poverty laws and strategies, province by province.
Published in September, 2009.  DescriptionDownload  315 K

During the first six months of 2009, three Canadian provinces announced anti-poverty policies: the Government of Ontario passed poverty reduction legislation, while Manitoba and Nova Scotia each launched comprehensive strategies. New Brunswick is (as of September 2009) in the midst of formulating its own strategy. These provinces join Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador in their efforts to combat poverty through broad-based policies.

In light of these recent developments, and in continuity with other work developed on anti-poverty strategies across Canada, the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) has conducted a scan of comprehensive laws and strategies. This scan seeks to provide a descriptive overview of existing comprehensive anti-poverty policies, and to guide the reader towards these policy documents and analyses of them. It also aims to provoke discussion concerning current and future policy responses to poverty.

Comprehensive Policies to Combat Poverty Across Canada, by Province
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Latest news: On November 13, 2009, the 50 participants of the Final Forum on Poverty adopted the first-ever poverty reduction plan for New Brunswick. Overcoming Poverty Together: The New Brunswick Economic and Social Inclusion Plan aims to reduce income poverty in the province by 25% and deep income poverty by 50% by 2015. The vision, global objective, delivery structure, reporting requirements and renewal of this plan will be captured in legislation. Click here to see the plan on the Government of New Brunswick's website.

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.