Healthy Debate publishes journalism about health care in Canada. Free to read. Free to republish.
Who We Are
Healthy Debate publishes journalism about health care in Canada by the people whose lives it touches the most, from physicians, patients and caregivers to health journalists, academics, and advocates. Our unique focus on giving a platform to health-care insiders allows us to provide detailed coverage of the inner workings—and dysfunctions—of this important sphere of Canadian society.
We pride ourselves on covering the nitty gritty of Canadian health care through clear, captivating op-eds and reported features. This allows us to be a forum where the general public learns about, discusses, and debates health care in Canada—and, importantly, imagines what it could become.
Healthy Debate’s editorial team is staffed by professionals with medical and journalistic backgrounds who make sure our coverage of health care in Canada translates what health-care insiders are seeing and thinking into articles accessible to readers from all walks of life. We’re ER doctors and dogged reporters, physicians and finicky editors, scientists, storytellers, all working together to publish thought-provoking health journalism for everyone.
Past Board Members and Editorial Staff
We gratefully acknowledge the following past board members, writers, and editors who have contributed to making Healthy Debate the vibrant hub for discussion that it is today:
Christine Miskonoodinkwe Smith, Drew Cumpson, Francine Buchanan, Ngozi Iroanyah, Pat Kelly, Ryan Hinds, Serena Thompson, Zeeshan Ansari, Terri Irwin, Ann Silversides, Christopher Doig, Debra Bournes, Greta Cummings, Gord Winkel, Jill Konkin, Karen Born, Karen Palmer, Mary Ferguson-Paré, Mike Tierney, Robert Allan Bear, Roger Palmer, Sachin R. Pendharkar, Terrence Sullivan, Kieran Quinn, Emily Hughes, Timothy Caulfield, Vanessa Milne, Verna Yiu, Dafna Izenberg, Jeremy Petch, and Wendy Glauser.
Healthy Debate is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Ontario SPOR Support Unit (OSSU). As part of our funding partnership with OSSU, a small portion of our content highlights research that is supported by this organization. None of our sponsors are involved in the research, writing or editing of the articles.
Office space is provided to Healthy Debate by the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital.
Learn With Us
As part of our partnership with the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, we have introduced a four-week elective for medical residents who want to write about health care for the public. Residents within the Department of Medicine will have preferred access, but the elective is open to any residents enrolled in a Canadian medical school. The elective can be done virtually. Click here for more information.