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Statement from the Co-Chairs of Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid Overdoses on Updates to Opioid-Related Mortality Data

From Public Health Agency of Canada December 18, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada Since December 2016, the provinces, territories and federal government have worked collaboratively to collect and share data on opioid-related mortality. Today, on behalf of the federal, provincial and territorial Special Advisory Committee on the Epidemic of Opioid […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20172 Views

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa about two opportunities to participate in Indigenous health research

Hello, Boozhoo, Bonjour, As the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) moves forward in implementing its Action Plan to strengthen Indigenous health research in Canada, I’m pleased to share the following updates related to two CIHR initiatives relevant to Indigenous health research: the Indigenous component of the Healthy Life Trajectories Initiative (I-HeLTI), and the Networks […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20173 Views

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BR Transplant Controversy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 18, 2017 TORONTO – Relatives of a young Inuk activist suffering from acute liver failure are watching to see if her condition continues to improve. They say Delilah Saunders was sent to a Toronto hospital in critical condition after having been denied a spot on a transplant waiting list […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20176 Views

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Rabies in Hall Beach

The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Hall Beach that a dog was confirmed to have rabies. People are reminded to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. If you see an animal behaving strangely, staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making strange noises, avoid the animal and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 20177 Views

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! AFN Health Transformation Summit (February 13-14, 2018)

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! AFN Health Transformation Summit (February 13-14, 2018) Greetings, Please be advised that registration is now open for the First Nations Health Transformation Summit – Getting the Relationship Right: Health Governance in the Era of Reconciliation.  The Summit will be taking place on February 13-14, 2018, in Toronto, Ontario.  We do hope that […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201710 Views

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Ontario Health Minister urged to ensure donor liver be provided to Labrador Inuk Delilah Saunders

The following letter from Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has been sent to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with the Government of Ontario, Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins. Letter to Minister Hoskins re Delilah Saunders NT5

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201740 Views

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Indigenous woman’s liver assessed after outcry over earlier transplant refusal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 15, 2017  A young Inuk woman suffering from acute liver failure is being assessed at an organ transplant centre in Toronto after her family in Labrador launched a campaign to overturn earlier refusals to put her on a transplant waiting list. Doctors had told Delilah Saunders she was not eligible to go […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 201736 Views

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Minister Philpott congratulates Whitefish River First Nation, ON, on progress toward future elevated water reservoir

From Indigenous Services Canada December 14, 2017 Ottawa, ON Indigenous Services Canada Today the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulated Whitefish River First Nation on the awarding of a contract to construct an elevated water reservoir in the community. Ceccetto & Sons Ltd. was awarded the contract through a public tendering process by […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 201734 Views

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Long-term drinking water advisories lifted in two First Nation communities

Kahkewistahaw First Nation and Serpent River First Nation successfully end advisories December 14, 2017     Ottawa, ON            Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Our government remains steadfast in our commitment – to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201725 Views

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Ana Transplant-Controversy – Audio Clip NAT101 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Audio Dec 14, 2017 101 – (Transplant-Controversy) MP3 Audio: http://audio.cp.org/productionaudio/audio/2017/12/14/cp201712140118-1.mp3 OTTAWA. x–16s. Friends of a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights have launched a campaign for her to receive a liver transplant after they say she was deemed ineligible due to alcoholism. Rebecca Moore says doctors have told Delilah Saunders she’s not eligible […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201739 Views

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Inuk advocate for women rejected for liver transplant due to alcoholism: friends – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 14, 2017 Friends of a 26-year-old advocate for Indigenous rights say they’ve launched a campaign for her to receive a liver transplant after they say she was deemed ineligible due to alcoholism. Rebecca Moore says doctors have told Delilah Saunders _ who became an activist following the murder of her sister Loretta […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201737 Views

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Vaccine to prevent deadly infections in Canada’s North reaches manufacturing milestone

December 14, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Children and immunocompromised adults at risk of Haemophilus influenzae type a (Hia) bacterial infections are one step closer to having access to a vaccine that will help protect them from the potentially deadly infection. The vaccine developed by the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Public Health Agency of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201734 Views

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Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge

Drug use among Ontario students at historic lows but new concerns over fentanyl emerge TORONTO, December 14, 2017 – By almost every measure, Ontario students in grades 7 through 12 are drinking, smoking, and using  drugs at the lowest rates since the Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) began in 1977.  This according […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201728 Views

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Woman in critical condition from liver failure can’t get transplant due to protocols – CBC

Family, friends of Delilah Saunders say ‘6-month-sobriety’ rule is discriminatory Dec 13, 2017 The family of a well known Indigenous rights advocate is considering legal action after she was told she can’t access a liver transplant based on a history of alcohol use disorder. Delilah Saunders was admitted to an Ottawa hospital Friday afternoon and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 201729 Views

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Government Introduces New Grant Program to Help Reduce Poverty in Nova Scotia

December 13, 2017 Nova Scotians living in poverty will benefit from a new grant program for community-based organizations, and people on income assistance in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will receive a free bus pass. Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine and Community Services Minister Kelly Regan announced the new Building Vibrant Communities program today, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201742 Views

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Nova Scotia unveils community group grants, free Halifax bus passes for poor – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017  HALIFAX _ A new grant program will provide up to $50,000 for community projects aimed at helping Nova Scotians living in poverty. The government says the Building Vibrant Communities grants are the first initiative in a $20-million, four-year plan to help reduce poverty levels. The grants will focus on areas […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201729 Views

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Rabies in Cape Dorset

13 December 2017  The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Cape Dorset that a fox has been confirmed to have rabies. People are reminded to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. If you see an animal behaving strangely, staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making strange […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201725 Views

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Ontario Working to Reduce Poverty in the North

Province Partnering with First Nations to Increase Food Access and Employment Opportunities December 13, 2017 Ontario is investing in four community projects that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase access to safe and nutritious food, find good jobs and end homelessness in Kenora and the surrounding area. Pikangikum […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201727 Views

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Mentorship program aims to support Indigenous health researchers – U Calgary Today

Network part of nationwide initiative to recruit and retain First Nation, Inuit and Métis scholars The University of Calgary is partnering with institutions across Alberta for a unique mentorship program to bolster supports for Indigenous scholars in health research. The Alberta Indigenous Mentorship in Health Innovation Network (AIM-HI Network) will build a community of support […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201721 Views

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Leamington volunteers slice and dice 250K servings of food for remote First Nation communities – CBC

‘What we do here gives life to many people’ Dec 13, 2017 Alison Klassen holds an orange carrot that’s nearly as thick and wide as a can of Pringles. That giant carrot is set to be sliced up along with thousands of other similar-sized vegetables then dried out and packaged as soup mix to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201718 Views

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$3.2 billion is a drop in the bucket for clean water – Wetaskiwin Times Advertiser

December 13, 2017 Three billion dollars sounds like a lot of money and, in my family, we’d be set for life if we had access to that kind of cash but to the federal government, it’s a drop in the bucket so I really hope they don’t bat and eye because $3.2 billion is the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201726 Views

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Indigenous cancer study launched – Dawson Creek Mirror

December 13, 2017 Indigenous cancer survivor Johnna Sparrow says when it comes to cancer, knowledge is power. “Everyone needs a treatment strategy that suits their disease and their physical and spiritual needs. Yet our communities are used to being disempowered and to losing battles. The Indigenous Cancer Strategy has the ability to turn that around. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201727 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Free Admission to Parks Canada’s Places for Youth 17 and Under Starting in 2018

December 12, 2017                Waterton Lakes National Park            Parks Canada Agency Parks Canada’s places represent the very best that Canada has to offer, and tell the stories of who we are, including the history, cultures, and contributions of Indigenous Peoples. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201723 Views

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BR Indigenous Cancer – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Dec 13, 2017 2:30 VANCOUVER – A First Nations’ advocate says systemic racism is stopping Indigenous cancer patients from seeking medical care and delaying diagnosis. Annette Morgan of the B-C Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres says health-care workers need to change their behaviour and make services safe so Indigenous people don’t avoid […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201725 Views

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Ministerial Statement from the Honourable Jane Philpott – 10th Anniversary of Jordan’s Principle

December 12, 2017     Ottawa, ON     Indigenous Services Canada The Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, issued the following statement today: “Today marks ten years since the House of Commons passed a motion on Jordan’s Principle and committed to ensuring First Nations children can access the government services they need, when they need them. The motion was named […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201726 Views

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Research lacking on medical pot, ample evidence of harms: doctors’ groups – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 13, 2017 9:34 By Geordon Omand THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ There is little to no research to support the supposed benefits of medical cannabis, and what evidence exists suggests that using marijuana as medicine may do more harm than good, family doctors’ associations across Canada are telling their members. A trio of advisories […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 201722 Views

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FNHA: Strategy for Improving Indigenous Cancer Health Outcomes Launched in BC

Squamish Nation Territory / North Vancouver – A new strategy to improve cancer care and supports for Indigenous peoples across British Columbia was announced today. Improving Indigenous Cancer Journeys: A Road Map is the result of a multi-year partnership between BC Cancer, First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) and the BC Association of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201739 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada – Request for Proposals: Talking with Inuit Youth About STBBIs Using Social Media – PHASE II

Issuing Office: Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada 510 – 1 Nicholas St. Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7 T: 613-238-3977 F: 613-238-1787 www.pauktuutit.ca  Deadline for submissions: December 18, 2017 RFP Resource Development (PDF 492kb) Statement of Work Title Talking with Inuit Youth About STBBIs Using Social Media Context Pauktuutit fosters greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201747 Views

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Indigenous leaders sounding alarm over implications of legal pot regime – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 12, 2017 13:04 OTTAWA _ A number of Indigenous leaders say they don’t see the prospect of a recreational cannabis regime as a “cash cow,” and fear the black market will set its sights on targeting their vulnerable communities. Isadore Day, the Ontario regional chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says he and Quebec Regional Chief […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 201739 Views

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Financial incentives to psychiatrists did not increase follow-up care for patients after a psychiatric hospitalization discharge or suicide attempt

Financial incentives to psychiatrists did not increase follow-up care for patients after a psychiatric hospitalization discharge or suicide attempt TORONTO, DECEMBER 11, 2017 — A payment incentive introduced in 2011 to encourage psychiatrists to provide follow-up to patients after a psychiatric hospitalization discharge or to those with a recent suicide attempt did not increase access […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 201772 Views

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Government of Canada addressing the opioid crisis through research

From Canadian Institutes of Health Research A further $1.8 M invested at the CRCHUM (Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) re-affirms life-saving opioids research in Quebec and the Maritimes December 11, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – Canadian Institutes of Health Research The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, met with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201735 Views

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Media Advisory: Launch of British Columbia’s First Indigenous Cancer Strategy

Squamish Nation Territory / North Vancouver – Media are invited to join Indigenous and provincial health and service providers as they announce the launch of new strategy to help improve cancer care and supports for Indigenous peoples across British Columbia. The event will be opened following the traditional protocols of Squamish Nation. Photographs and video will […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201737 Views

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New Projects with Indigenous Partners to Break the Cycle of Poverty Across Ontario

Province Supporting Innovative Solutions to Increase Food Access, Help People Find Jobs and End Homelessness December 11, 2017 11:00 A.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is working with Indigenous partners to deliver 14 projects that will help people break the cycle of poverty, increase access to safe and nutritious food, find good jobs and end homelessness, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201733 Views

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RCMP commissions long-term study on the impact of stress on police officers

December 8, 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan Public Safety Canada Every day, the women and men of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) carry out their public service with professionalism, integrity, and devotion. Through their work, these brave officers – who spend their careers working hard to keep Canadians safe – are exposed to higher rates of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201728 Views

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Open Call for Applications – TI’s Mamisarvik Healing Centre (no closing date)

With over 30 years of highly successful experience in crafting the design, development and delivery of a wide range of effective, client-centered services, Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) continues to deliver quality programs and services that directly benefit our growing urban Inuit population. We are currently looking to build our team as we prepare to re-open the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201718 Views

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Government of Canada supports healthier smiles

National research network receives $850,000 to advance oral health research to better address the needs of Canadians December 11, 2017 – Montreal, Quebec – Canadian Institutes of Health Research A national network of researchers will receive additional funding from the Government of Canada to support its work to improve the oral health of Canadians through […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 201728 Views

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Thousands of veterans waiting as backlog for disability benefits explodes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 10, 2017 By Lee Berthiaume THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ The number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the last eight months, new figures show, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo. Veterans Affairs Canada says there were about 29,000 applications for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201736 Views

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Vancouver fire crews responded to more than 6,000 overdose calls this year – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Dec 8, 2017  Vancouver firefighters have responded to more than 6,000 overdose calls this year, a 28 per cent increase over last year with a month remaining in 2017. Mayor Gregor Robertson says the numbers highlight the magnitude of the “horrific” opioid crisis that is tearing through the city, province and country. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201729 Views

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Help for First Nations men abused as kids – Winnipeg Free Press

Initiative to draw on cultural traditions A new program to help heal Indigenous men who endured sexual abuse as children is believed to be the first of its kind in Winnipeg. The program will be run by the John Howard Society, an advocacy group for men who’ve served time or been in conflict with the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201732 Views

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Mother to Mother: Easing Caregiver Stress for Parents of Children with Autism

Mother to Mother: Easing Caregiver Stress for Parents of Children with Autism TORONTO, December 7, 2017 – A novel intervention in which mothers of children with autism lead therapy workshops for other mothers of children with autism is showing great promise in reducing stress and depression among caregivers. The study, published in the journal Mindfulness, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201750 Views

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Government of Canada increases health care services capacity for veterans and members of Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Mounted Police

December 7, 2017 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada Like all Canadians, the women and men who serve and protect us deserve a high standard of health care. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) by […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201740 Views

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Ontario Expanding Opioid Response as Crisis Grows

Province Equipping Police and Fire Services with Life-Saving Naloxone, Seeking Expanded Ability to Address Overdoses December 7, 2017 1:15 P.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is providing life-saving naloxone to police and fire services across the province and seeking an expanded ability from the federal government to address overdoses, as new data shows […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201728 Views

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Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada Becomes a Blue Community: Working Towards Making Clean Water a Human Right

TORONTO, Dec. 7, 2017  – On December 10, UN Human Rights Day, the Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Canada will become the first group of religious communities in Canada to be designated a “Blue Community” which supports the right to safe drinking water. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly passed a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 201737 Views

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BCAFN Fall 2017 Newsletter – BCAFN

December 06, 2017 BC Assembly of First Nations Mandate Advance the rights of First Nations people in British Columbia; Restore and enhance the relationship among First Nations people in British Columbia, the Crown and people of Canada; Develop and promote policies and resources for the benefit of First Nations people in British Columbia including, but […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201752 Views

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Rabies in Rankin Inlet

December 06, 2017 The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Rankin Inlet that a fox has been confirmed to have rabies. The fox was found at the dump. People are reminded to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. If you see an animal behaving strangely, staggering, frothing at […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201721 Views

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Healthy mothers, healthy babies – UM Today

Project evaluates increasing use of prenatal care by inner-city women. DECEMBER 5, 2017 — Prenatal care is an important part of keeping mothers and babies healthy. The Partners in Inner-city Integrated Prenatal Care (PIIPC) project was designed to help connect pregnant women with prenatal care in their communities. Dr. Maureen Heaman, professor in the College of Nursing and the […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201730 Views

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Minister Abernethy Applauds Results of Anti-Poverty Roundtable in Norman Wells

NORMAN WELLS (December 5, 2017) – Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, issued the following statement at the conclusion of the 5th annual Anti-Poverty Roundtable which took place in Norman Wells: “As part of our efforts to support healthy communities and northerners, the Government of the Northwest Territories has made it a priority to work […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201725 Views

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NUPGE: B.C. government provides new Overdose Emergency Response Centre, more staff to step up crisis response

Over the last 12 months, the BCGEU/NUPGE has consulted with members across the province to hear about how the crisis is affecting them, in particular, the mental health impacts for frontline workers who act as first responders. Victoria (05 Dec. 2017) — On December 1, B.C.’s Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions announced an escalation […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201735 Views

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Minister Petitpas Taylor announces new appointments to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Ottawa, December 6, 2017 – Government of Canada The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced the appointment of six leading researchers to the Governing Council of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). The Governing Council develops CIHR’s strategic directions, goals and policies, approves CIHR’s budget, and evaluates the organization’s overall performance and achievements. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201768 Views

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Minister Haggie Recognizes Mental Health Difference Makers

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, is congratulating four people from this province who are among 150 Difference Makers named by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. The Difference Makers campaign is a national movement to nominate and celebrate 150 Canadians making a difference and inspiring hope in the areas […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201753 Views

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