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If public health bodies and policymakers put greater focus on improving the work environment, it could achieve major gains in population health and reduce health inequities. (Shutterstock)

The impact of work on well-being: 6 factors that will affect the future of work and health inequalities

The work environment is a social determinant of health. However, work has been underused as a lever to address health inequalities.
Immigrant women working in the care sector do the essential work many Canadians rely on, but low wages mean many need to work past retirement age. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Working more and making less: Canada needs to protect immigrant women care workers as they age

Immigrant care workers are having to work into retirement age to make ends meet. The Canadian government must do more to support them.
A temporary foreign worker from Mexico works on a berry farm in Mirabel, Que., in May 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

New regulations on migrant farm workers should tackle employer/employee power imbalances

Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations fail to address the power imbalances at the heart of the temporary foreign worker program.
Argentina’s football players celebrate with the World Cup trophy after winning the final match with France at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, Qatar. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Looking back on the 2022 FIFA World Cup: A tournament of surprises and controversy

During the 2022 FIFA World Cup, many highlighted the controversial and politicized climate of the tournament, but sport and politics are rarely, if ever, separable.

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