Chief Public Health Officer of Canada (2020). From Risk to Resilience: An Equity Approach to COVID-19. The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada’s Report
on the State of Public Health in Canada 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had disproportionate impacts across Canadian populations. This report from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer focuses on these inequities, setting the stage with pre-existing and ongoing risk factors and presenting available evidence about the differential impacts of the pandemic. The report proposes a health equity approach to COVID-19 that identifies evidence-based areas of action within and across multiple sectors.
The evidence presented in this report can help Canadians better understand how structural determinants play a role in creating unequal distributions of burden in our society. The equity-informed approach is a helpful framework in the context of emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, including striving for a more equitable national landscape.