What is Healthy Debate?

Our health and the health of our loved ones is more important to us than almost anything else. We all have stories about how our health care system has provided excellent care, and how it has let us down.

Despite the personal and societal importance of health care, it is our belief that many Canadians are less informed about our health care system then they would like to be.

The health care system is so complex that even those of us who work within it often have trouble keeping up with issues outside of our particular sector.

Canadians want to know more about the health care system that they care about. There are currently few places to go for factual, easy to understand information about the health care system.

Healthy Debate attempts to fill this gap by making every effort to provide unbiased information that will lead to thoughtful deliberation and informed opinions.

We hope that accessible information about a wide variety of issues in health care will prove interesting and useful to both the general public and health care workers, and that by creating a forum where patients and professionals can deliberate about the future of the system, that we can work together to make it better.

Healthy Debate

To learn more about our team, please visit the Our Team page.

To learn more about how we work, please visit our How we work page.

To learn more about the research that inspired Healthy Debate, please visit our History page.

To learn about how we are funded, please visit our Funding page.

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  • Chuck B. says:

    Great site guys. Love the layout.%featured% I think its important to have these debates as we rethink our health care system and what it means in the 2.0 age.%featured%

  • Michelle says:

    %featured%Wonderful site. Very informative and easy to read.%featured%
    Thanks for sharing. I will be back on to read up on the pressing health care issues facing Ontarians.


Karen Born


Karen is a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto and is currently on maternity leave from her role as a researcher/writer with

Andreas Laupacis

Editor-in-chief Emeritus

Andreas founded Healthy Debate in 2011. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

Jeremy Petch


Jeremy is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and has a PhD in Philosophy (Health Policy Ethics) from York University. He is the former managing editor of Healthy Debate and co-founded Faces of Healthcare

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