We’re Moving towards a Healthier, More Equitable Society. Don’t Let Progress Stop

October 13, 2022 0 Comments

Heartbreaking stories have emerged from their regular invisibility during the pandemic—hungry children, isolated elders, violence and child abuse, often with poverty or trauma at the root. Injustices experienced by many people in Canada predated the pandemic, and it hurts to witness it. Meanwhile, equitable societies are better for everyone in them. In January, an article …

Equity is that painful lens the virus is forcing us to look through en masse

October 13, 2022 0 Comments

We have been forced to pay attention to these (same old) questions during the pandemic because isolation is a privilege, we are in this together, and we have an ethical obligation not to further marginalize people through our pandemic action plans. Many of us have been fighting for recognition of inequities—and poverty as an epidemic …