The Upstream Lab is based in the Centre for Urban Health Solutions, in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The Upstream Lab was founded in 2016 and developed to create a space to advance thinking, research, education and collaboration around addressing the social determinants of health. As a program, it is dedicated to: incubating novel interventions that tackle social factors that impact on health, rigorous evaluation of interventions, sharing findings widely, and training “upstreamists” to become change agents.
Common Cause Foundation works to place values that prioritize community, environment and equality at the heart of our cultural, political and civic institutions. Common Cause is a network of people working to rebalance cultural values, creating a more equitable, sustainable and democratic society. They draw on extensive collaboration with some of the world’s leading social psychologists and are establishing key principles and insights to achieve their vision.