Eye for an Eye: Addressing Ontario’s Tissue Donation Shortage

Jordann Thirgood It’s the holiday season. A time of year when it’s common to see intense public campaigns emphasizing the importance of giving to those in need – and not just giving gifts under the tree but also human blood, bones, and skin. Initiatives like the Canadian Blood Services’ “Wrap it Up” campaign remind us that blood…

Baby Benefits Don’t Cut It For Modern Canadian Families

Alissa Von Bargen Friends of mine just had a baby, and the math on their baby benefits is not adding up. She makes $55,000 and he makes $35,000 – a combined income of $90,000. Employment Insurance provides an amount equal to 55% of their income for the baby year (17 weeks of maternity and 35…

Why More Seniors Are ‘Living Apart Together’ and What it Means for Health Policy

Daphne Cheung In a recent Maclean’s article, writer Manisha Krishnan expressed surprise over older couples who are in a committed relationship but do not live in the same residence. This emerging family demographic, known as “living apart together (LAT),” is being recognised in Canada, Britain, and Australia, and in United Nations Economic for Europe (UNECE)…