Health Council of Canada. (2010). “Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada.” Retrieved from www.healthcouncilcanada.ca/docs/rpts/2010/promo/HCCpromoDec2010.pdf.
This 2010 report from the Health Council of Canada examines the issues affecting the health of Canadians. While acknowledging that individual choices, such as smoking, drinking, or dietary habits, have an impact on health, it also argues that determinants of health, cultural, environmental, and socio-economic factors, have an equal impact on health.
This report strive to educate government, institutions, and individuals on the issues of determinants of health in order to help Canadians overcome its challenges. All people need to be aware of how different factors impact health, so that Canadians can work together to make these problems a thing of the past.