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Recent Reports

Accessing Diabetes medications: A Pan-Canadian analysis of patient experiences

Medicines are a key component of a range of therapeutic interventions that Canadians use to prevent, manage, and cure health conditions. Patients living with diabetes depend on access to evidence-based, individualized treatments to maintain and improve their health outcomes, reduce complications, and increase their overall quality of life and lifespan.


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How building a mental fitness plan can facilitate prosocial coping skills

A mental fitness plan can reduce your risk of experiencing a mental health challenge, developing an addictive disorder, or engaging in at-risk activities to cope with stress.


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Pandemic Pulse Check: COVID-19’s Impact on Canadians’ Mental Health

The Conference Board of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada conducted a survey to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on mental health. Eighty-four per cent of responders reported that their mental health concerns have worsened since the onset of COVID-19.

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Accessing necessary arthritis medications: A pan-Canadian analysis

Arthritis is a grouping of more than 100 forms of degenerative and autoimmune inflammatory conditions. Together, these conditions affect nearly one in five Canadian adults—some 6 million people. While arthritis becomes more common at older ages, over half of Canadians with arthritis are younger than 65.


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Upcoming events

Mental Health in the Capital 2021

Disability claims for mental health issues have become a top concern for Canadian employers. Organizations have adopted mental wellness strategies to help employees thrive and to protect psychological safety … but how effective are these strategies?

March 30–31, 2021  |  Ottawa

Featured Researcher

Monika Slovinec D’Angelo

Director, Health

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Cost of chronic conditions

This estimate, in partnership with Heath Solutions by Shoppers Drug Mart, is powered by a cost model developed by The Conference Board of Canada. It calculates the annual aggregated costs related to common chronic conditions in the workplace (depression, anxiety disorder, cardiovascular conditions, diabetes, and obesity).


Custom Research

Address questions or evaluations about workplace health and safety, and health care innovation.

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