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Caledon Institute of Social Policy

The Caledon Institute is a social policy think tank that conducts research and analysis, seeks to inform and influence public opinion, and fosters public discussion on poverty and social policy.

Canadian Association of Community Health Centres

The Canadian Association of Community Health Centres (CACHC) is a national organization established in 1995 to provide support for Canada’s Community Health Centres (CHCs) and their provincial level networks.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social and economic justice.

Canadian Medical Association

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is a voluntary, professional organization representing Canadian physicians. In 2013, they began a campaign to move the social determinants of health higher on the healthcare agenda.

Canadian Nurses Association

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is the national professional voice of Canada’s registered nurses, representing nearly 139,000 nurses.

Canadian Public Health Association

The Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community.

CHNET-Works!

CHNET-Works! hosts weekly, interactive, pan-Canadian webinars about leading edge research and practice on population health issues.

Cochrane Methods Equity

Cochrane Methods Equity supports authors of systematic reviews to describe the effect of interventions on the disadvantaged and/or their ability to reduce socioeconomic inequalities in health.

Community Health Nurses of Canada

Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) is the “national voice to represent and promote community health nursing and the health of communities.”

First Nation Information Governance Centre

The First Nation Information Governance Centre provides information, research, training, data collection, analysis and dissemination services to First Nations at the community, regional and national levels.

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

National Aboriginal Health Organization

The National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) is a knowledge based organization that advances and promotes the health and well-being of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) focuses on healthy public policy: policy that potentially enhances populations’ health by having a positive impact on the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health.

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health

The National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH) supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in realizing their public health goals and reducing the health inequities that currently exist for Indigenous populations in Canada.

Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is the main Government of Canada agency responsible for public health in Canada.

Social Determinants of Health Listserv

The Social Determinants of Health listserv is a very active determinants of health listserv maintained by Dennis Raphael, professor of health policy at the School of Health Policy and Management at York University.

The Broadbent Institute

The Broadbent Institute is a non-partisan organization that publishes research and promotes leadership for equality and sustainability in Canada.

Upstream: Institute for a Healthy Society

Upstream is a non-profit organization working to make the discourse around social determinants of health widely accessible through evidence-based, people-centred ideas.

Women’s Health Research Network

The Women’s Health Research Network (WHRN) was funded from 2005-2010 and brought together innovative groupings of gender and women’s health researchers and research collaborations drawn from academic, health service, policy and community settings.

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