Engaging for Health Equity:
A Community-Campus Response to COVID-19 in Saskatchewan
Let’s Start a Conversation, Saskatchewan!
Engaging for Health Equity is a centralized hub of resources built to support equity-informed responses during the COVID-19 crisis. This online resource hub aims to share knowledge to inform, educate and engage health professionals, community-based organizations, students, faculty and the people of Saskatchewan with considerations for health equity during and post-pandemic.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought to light the pre-existing and underlying inequities in our health, social, economic and political systems. The crisis and response from government and public health has the potential to amplify the lines of existing inequities. For this reason considerations of equity must be consistently placed at the core of decisions, policy and community action.
Those who are already vulnerable or marginalized will suffer more during the COVID-19 pandemic response. How do we ensure healthy equity for all people in Saskatchewan?
New & Featured Resources
We’ve compiled the most relevant articles and resources exploring COVID-19 and considerations of equity, the structural and social determinants of health and community impact. Check out our most recent or featured additions to our resource library.
Community Toolkit: Coming Soon!
We have curated our top resources for community leaders, front-line staff and community practitioners to prepare for and address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and promote community resilience.
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Discover policy papers, webinars, articles and more that explore considerations of equity, structural and social determinants of health and COVID-19.
In his interview, the Division of Social Accountability’s Community Engagement Specialist Erin Wolfson talks with Jacob Alhassan, PhD Candidate and one of the co-authors of the newly released Report on COVID-19 Vulnerable Sector Response in Saskatoon March-May 2020.
A report detailing the planning, coordination and action of The Saskatoon Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19 (Inter-Agency Response) during March-May 2020.
Kayla DeMong, Housing Lead for Saskatoon’s Inter-Agency Response to COVID-19, discusses the need for housing as a response to homelessness during COVID-19.
A conversation and communication brief from Dr. Alika Lafontaine for Indigenous families and communities.
In these very uncertain times, we acknowledge and lift up stories of resilience in community. Explore the groups and agencies that are coming together across the province to respond with creative and coordinated actions and frameworks for how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic while centering lived experience and health equity.
Four Directions is providing virtual support, mail-out resources and phones for their community members to prevent isolation from their loved ones and accessing care during the pandemic.
Despite having no student volunteers at this time, SEARCH has had to adapt services and are responding to the needs of their community with an expanded lunch program.
APSS has responded to the needs of their community by serving 400 clients a meal each week, while adapting their existing programs during the crisis.
The 155 has created training and support for COVID-19 response in Indigenous communities in Northwest Saskatchewan, specifically protecting and caring for Elders.
Join our next Community Conversation!
To highlight and support equity-informed responses to COVID-19, we are hosting Community Conversations for Health Equity: COVID-19. We’ll be promoting dialogue and action for equity through our conversations with experts, community members and thought leaders throughout Saskatchewan. Tune in or check out our latest recordings to engage with the issues at the forefront of community work in our province.