Equity is about fairness. Equitable communities work better for everyone.

In Canada, our household income, education, and experiences of discrimination strongly affect our odds of staying healthy.

 

 DID YOU KNOW? 

235 0000 + are homeless each year.
20% are youth between the ages of 16 and 24.

people go without basic
essentials or food so that they can
afford to fill their prescriptions.

kids live in poverty.

 

 OUR MISSION 

We believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive.

With your support, we can raise awareness of inequity in Canada and help build vibrant, healthy communities.

Even the Odds will fund research and solutions to make the future fair for everyone.

 ABOUT US 

 

Even the Odds is an initiative to raise awareness of inequity in
Canada, and to help build vibrant, healthy communities.

We do this by supporting MAP’s research and solutions across
Canada.

It is a bold commitment to make a difference in Canada’s unique
and diverse communities through corporate donations,
fundraising and awareness

 

Who is MAP?

MAP is a world-class research centre based at St. Michael’s Hospital, a site of Unity Health Toronto.

Through innovative research and real-world program and policy solutions, MAP scientists tackle complex community health issues at the intersection of health and inequity.

Our partnership is based on the shared belief that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive

Learn More about MAP and their impact on communities.

Read Press Release for more information.

 

 

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Even the Odds?

Staples and MAP have come together to create Even the Odds: an initiative to raise awareness of inequity in Canada and to help build vibrant, healthy communities. Even the Odds will fund research and solutions to help make the future fair for everyone. Our partnership is based on the shared belief that everyone should have the opportunity to thrive.

What does Even the Odds support?

Even the Odds will support MAP’s research and programs across Canada. It is a bold commitment to make a difference in Canada’s unique and diverse communities through corporate donations, fundraising and awareness.

Who is MAP?

MAP is a world-class research centre based at St. Michael’s Hospital, a site of Unity Health Toronto. Through innovative research and real-world program and policy solutions, MAP scientists tackle complex community health issues at the intersection of health and inequity. MAP’s 27 scientists and over 120 staff and students work in partnership with communities, researchers and government leaders across Canada to address issues such as homelessness, unequal access to health care and medicine, and the lifelong effects of childhood poverty.

How is Staples Canada supporting MAP through the Even the Odds campaign?

Staples is working with MAP to raise awareness of inequity. Staples is also making a multi-year commitment of three million dollars to fund the development of MAP’s research and programs, starting with a dollar-for-dollar match of customer donations up to $500,000 each year. This commitment includes fundraising campaign beginning June 28, in all Staples locations across the country and through our online channels.