ICHA recognizes that advocacy is an integral part of our work. The evidence shows that social factors such as income, housing, and employment are the greatest determinants of health. This is why, in our work, we endeavour to address health from a broad holistic perspective, ensuring that we help people obtain the income assistance they are entitled to as well as supporting them in accessing housing and social services. While our primary function is direct health care provision, we know how important it is for us to speak out as providers on the front lines. Many of our members are engaged in advocacy work themselves, and we as an organization also seek to take positions on matters that affect our population.