Although health equity and diversity-focussed research has begun to gain momentum, there is still a paucity of research from health geographers that explicitly explores how geographic factors, such as place, space, scale, community, and location, inform multiple axes of difference. Such axes can include residential location, age, sex, gender, race/ethnicity, culture, religion, socio-economic status, marital status, sexual orientation, education level, and immigration status. Specifically focussing on Canada’s rapidly changing society, which is becoming increasingly pluralized and diverse, this book examines the place-health-diversity intersection in this national context. Health geographers are well positioned to offer a valuable contribution to diversity-focussed research because place is inextricably linked to differential experiences of health. For example, access to health care and health promoting services and resources is largely influenced by where one is physically and socially situated within the web of diversity. Furthermore, applying geographic concepts like place, in both the physical and social sense, allows researchers to explore multiple axes of difference simultaneously. Such geographic perspectives, as presented in this book, offer new insights into what makes diverse people, in diverse places, with access to diverse resources (un)healthy in different ways in Canada and beyond.

chapter 1|13 pages

Place, Health, and Diversity in Canada

ByMelissa D. Giesbrecht, Valorie A. Crooks, Jeffrey Morgan

chapter 2|15 pages

Frameworks, Lenses, and Tools

Approaches to Conducting Diversity-based Health Geography Research
ByMelissa D. Giesbrecht, Valorie A. Crooks, Jeffrey Morgan

chapter 3|24 pages

From Embedded in Place to Marginalized Out and Back Again

Indigenous Peoples' Experience of Health in Canada
ByHeather Castleden, Debbie Martin, Diana Lewis

chapter 5|20 pages

“I'm a Better Person When I'm Working”

Supportive Workplaces, Mental Illness, and Recovery
ByJoshua Evans, Robert Wilton

chapter 6|23 pages

Spaces and Places

Engaging a Mixed-methods Approach for Exploring the Multiple Geographies of Pedestrian Injury
ByJonathan Cinnamon, Daniel Z. Sui

chapter 7|22 pages

Countermapping Inner City “Deprivation” in Winnipeg, Canada

ByJeffrey R. Masuda, Emily Skinner

chapter 8|22 pages

When Is Helping Hurting?

Understanding and Challenging the (Re)production of Dominance in Narratives of Health, Place, and Difference in Hamilton, Ontario
ByMadelaine C. Cahuas, Mannat Malik, Sarah Wakefield

chapter 9|20 pages

Constructing the Liberal Health Care Consumer Online

A Content Analysis of Canadian Medical Tourism and Harm Reduction Service Provider Websites
ByCristina Temenos, Rory Johnston

chapter 10|17 pages

Lived Experience in Context

The Diverse Interplay between Women Living with Fibromyalgia and Canada's Health Care System
ByValorie A. Crooks

chapter 11|20 pages

Aging, Gender, and “Triple Jeopardy” Through the Life Course

ByRachel V. Herron, Mark W. Rosenberg

chapter 12|18 pages

Does the Compassionate Care Benefit Adequately Support Vietnamese Canadian Family Caregivers?

A Diversity Analysis
ByIrene D. Lum, Allison M. Williams

chapter 13|4 pages


Ways Ahead in Diversity-based Health Geography Research
ByValorie A. Crooks, Melissa D. Giesbrecht