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From risk to resilience: An equity approach to COVID-19

Released in October 2020, this annual report of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) of Canada reviews how the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequities across the country. This year’s edition builds on the CPHO’s 2019 report, titled Addressing stigma towards a more inclusive health system.

Alternative federal budget recovery plan

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ 2020 Alternative Federal Budget Recovery Plan takes a health-in-all-policies approach to planning for a just recovery from COVID-19. The plan outlines concrete plans for a caring economy, income support, healthier

Measuring what counts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Equity indicators for public health

As the spread and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated in Canada and the world, we find ourselves in a cycle of planning, response and recovery. The National Collaborating Centres for Infectious Diseases and Determinants of Health (NCCID and NCCDH, respectively) have responded by reviewing lessons learned and recommendations on health equity from past pandemics in Canada.

Off the back burner: Diverse and gender-inclusive decision-making for COVID-19 response and recovery

This commentary article by Bali et al. highlights the disproportionate impact of pandemics on women. The authors argue that it is essential to include a diverse group of individuals in decision-making for an effective COVID-19 response and recovery, with particular attention to the perspectives of women from low-middle income countries.

A call for a gender-responsive, intersectional approach to address COVID-19

This commentary article from Ryan and Ayadi outlines the short and long-term health and economic impacts of COVID-19 on women and girls, and proposes actionable recommendations for healthcare, public health, and policy development for a gender-responsive, intersectional approach to pandemic planning.

Ethics of COVID-19-related school closures

This commentary article by Silverman et al. explores the ethics of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes data indicating significant negative long-term effects for students from families who live with inequities.

COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for mental health support of racialized women at risk of gender-based violence

This knowledge synthesis report from York University, funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), summarizes the findings of a rapid review on the racialized and gendered social determinants of mental health among those exposed to gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources: Coronavirus COVID-19

This website from the Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness offers resources, best practices, tools, tips and community examples to help its sector respond to a COVID-19 outbreak.

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