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The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019

Addressing Stigma: Towards a More Inclusive Health System

This report provides a snapshot of key public health trends in Canada and focuses on the impact of stigma and actions to address it across health systems.

Canadians continue to be among the healthiest people in the world. However, persistent health inequities prevent many people from being able to achieve their full potential. Often these differences can only be explained by how people are treated.

The report offers an action framework outlining how we – as individuals, institutions and as a population – can take steps to address stigma to build an inclusive health system.

  •        Annual report: Read more on the state of health of Canadians and how stigma can lead to health inequities.
  •        Action framework poster: Use and share this poster to stimulate discussion and guide your actions to address stigma.