A new Peg report says those in the highest income bracket can live nearly 20 years longer than those in the lowest.
The dramatic findings are part of a report released Tuesday on health equity in Winnipeg.
“Disadvantage profoundly limits opportunities to be healthy. This is about much more than individual health choices,” said Dr. Sande Harlos, medical officer of health with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
The United Way of Winnipeg says it’s concerning to see such significant health inequity in Winnipeg, which in some cases, is growing.
Fifty students from the University of Manitoba will brave chilly temperatures today as they jump into an icy pool.
The annual Chillin’ 4 Charity fundraiser is in support of the United Way of Winnipeg.
“Having the opportunities to volunteer and raise awareness for such an active charity is both humbling and and rewarding. It really makes us aware of how we can all help in little ways,” said co-captain Katharyn Burczynski of Team Toba.