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More than a sixth of all Central Okanagan children are living in poverty: report – KelownaNow

More than a sixth of all children in the Central Okanagan are living in poverty, a new report has found. The 2019 BC Child Poverty Report Card showed that 17% of all children in the region live in poverty, compared to 15% of residents of all ages. An astonishing 48% of all children in single-parent […]

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UTNS – Maybe 2020 would be a good year to get sober – Net Newsledger

January 24, 2020 ATTAWAPISKAT – Maybe 2020 would be a good year to get sober. If you think you have a drug or alcohol problem or an addiction that is affecting your life and also the lives of loved ones, family and friends may be getting sober would be a good idea. I fully realize […]

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SFU: Researchers use ‘two-eyed seeing’ to improve Indigenous children’s health

A $1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports collaborators in combining strengths of Western science and Indigenous approaches. Researchers in Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) are teaming up with the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) and the First Nations Health Authority’s (FNHA) to lead a new project aimed […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202010 Views

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Carleton Helps Get the Word Out in Indigenous Communities

While reviewing hospital records from the Sioux Lookout Health Centre in northern Ontario, Tom Kovesi noticed a high number of children had symptoms of respiratory conditions that can be caused by mold. A pediatric respirologist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa, Kovesi recognized that ensuring people knew how to get rid of […]

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2020 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund now open for applications

January 24, 2020 The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is now accepting applications for grants in 2020. The annual $2 million program supports registered charities taking action to improve access to mental health care in every region of Canada. “Over the last decade, the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund has helped more than 650 organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202019 Views

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Ottawa Hospital builds a future with Inuit – Nunatsiaq News

23 January 2020 Scores of administrators and staff members from Tungasuvvingat Inuit and The Ottawa Hospital gathered on the morning of Jan. 23 at the main entrance to the hospital’s general campus to unveil this beautiful 17-foot qajaq, named “Sivuniksattinu,” or “For Our Future,” installed at the hospital as a gesture of reconciliation. It’s covered […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202014 Views

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Sivuniksattinu Qajaq Project Unveiled at the Ottawa Hospital

January 23, 2020 Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI), in partnership with the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa program by Arts Network Ottawa, is excited to announce the unveiling of the SIVUNIKSATTINU (“For Our Future”) Qajaq Project at The Ottawa Hospital, General Campus. SIVUNIKSATTINU is an impressive, 17-foot long, full-sized Qajaq fitted with intricately-designed, kiln-formed glass panels. Each panel represents […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202021 Views

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Province Announces Dialysis Services Expanding in Dauphin

Enhanced Access Builds on Other Recent Investments Across the Province:  Friesen An additional 12 spaces will be added for dialysis patients at Dauphin Regional Health Centre, enhancing access to life-saving treatment for residents in the community and Parkland region, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “Our government is committed to ensuring […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202021 Views

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B.C. and Yukon partner on strategies to feed the North

Jan. 22, 2020 VICTORIA – Farmers, ranchers and food processors in Yukon and northern B.C. may soon have more local customers, as the two governments connect to build food security and increase the supply and production of local food in the North. “Working together is key to life in Canada’s north, and the partnership between […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202029 Views

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Justice and Public Safety Ministers from across the country meet to work together on issues important to Canadians

January 22, 2020 Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for justice and public safety concluded a one-day meeting to discuss key priorities of Canadians. With several new federal and provincial government mandates, this meeting was an opportunity to build upon relationships and outline key priorities of the different jurisdictions, such as Indigenous justice […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202037 Views

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NU Government: Vaping is not a safe way to quit smoking

22 January 2020 Vaping can seriously harm your health. Vaping is linked to a serious lung disease that has killed over 50 people in the United States, and over 2,500 cases of this disease have been reported. There are 15 confirmed cases in Canada. Symptoms can include coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, vomiting, stomach […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202024 Views

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Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health on Nicotine Vaping in Canada

From: Public Health Agency of Canada January 22, 2020 During National Non-Smoking Week, the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) wants to highlight that smoking continues to pose a significant risk to the health of Canadians with over 45,000 people dying from smoking-related causes each year. We recommend that Canadians needing support with […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202035 Views

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Trans And Native: Meet The Indigenous Doctor Giving Them Hope | AJ+

Credit: AJ+ What is it like to provide trans care on an Indigenous reserve that serves 2,400 people in central Alberta? For this Two-Spirit Cree doctor, it’s more than his job. Dr. Makokis created a unique approach to transgender care, combining Indigenous and Western teachings.

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 202036 Views

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FNHA: Agreement will provide Indigenous peoples in northern B.C. better housing when travelling to access health care

The Province and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are collaborating​ on a unique partnership to provide temporary housing near medical facilities for those who are travelling from remote communities. “Many Indigenous communities in remote northern communities aren’t located close to health care, and people may have to travel a long way to access health […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202040 Views

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Bell Let’s Talk supports at-risk youth in Peguis First Nation with the Bell Spirit and the Land Excursion Camp

January 21, 2020 Bell Let’s Talk today announced a donation of $110,000 to the Peguis Foundation and SunLodge Village to support a 4-season land-based traditional wellness program for at-risk youth in Peguis First Nation. “Bell Let’s Talk is proud to support SunLodge Village and the traditional programming it offers young people in Peguis First Nation,” […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202044 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding to help LGBTQI2S+ young adults stop smoking

From: Public Health Agency of Canada University of Toronto’s All Together Now! project will work with LGBTQI2S+ communities to offer tailored support January 21, 2020 – Toronto, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in Canada. In Canada, young adults aged 18 to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202031 Views

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Tuberculosis among First Nations, Inuit and Métis children and youth in Canada: Beyond medical management

The Canadian Paediatric Society gives permission to print single copies of this document from our website. For permission to reprint or reproduce multiple copies, please see our copyright policy. This commentary was written in collaboration with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and Métis National Council. Principal author(s) Radha Jetty, MD, FRCPC, Chair, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202037 Views

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Nunavut campaign aimed at curbing binge drinking visits Kivalliq communities – Nunatsiaq News

21 January 2020 “The RCMP estimates that alcohol intoxication is responsible for up to 95 per cent of callouts and arrests in the territory” The Government of Nunavut’s Let’s Be Aware / Ujjiqsuqta campaign, which encourages responsible drinking, will visit four Kivalliq communities over the next few weeks. Representatives will visit Rankin Inlet on Jan. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202026 Views

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Agreement brings northern B.C.’s Indigenous peoples closer to health-care facilities

Jan. 21, 2020 PRINCE GEORGE – The Province and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are collaborating on a unique partnership to provide temporary housing near medical facilities for those who are travelling from remote communities. “Many Indigenous communities in remote northern communities aren’t located close to health care, and people may have to travel […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202034 Views

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2 cases of diphtheria reported on Saskatchewan First Nation – Globalnews.ca

Two cases of a deadly bacterial infection have been discovered in northwest Saskatchewan. The disease is preventable by vaccination, but one doctor says fewer people in the area have been immunized. Kyle Benning reports. Read More: https://globalnews.ca/video/6439189/indigenous-services-canada-warns-sask-first-nation-about-rare-infections-disease

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202026 Views

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MKO hosting Chiefs’ Special Assembly on Health this week in Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Jan 20, 2020 Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. is hosting a Chiefs’ Special Assembly on Health in Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Treaty Five Territory, on January 22 and 23, 2020. MKO hosts assemblies several times each year as one of the main ways for Chiefs and their proxies to provide direction to Grand Chief Garrison Settee […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202026 Views

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Improving Indigenous cancer outcomes and wellness – UBC Faculty of Medicine

On Jan. 6, 2020, Nadine Caron, Canada’s first female First Nations general surgeon, was appointed to a newly created UBC position dedicated to improving cancer outcomes and wellness among Indigenous peoples. Community members gathered to honour Dr. Caron as the founding First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Chair in Cancer and Wellness at UBC and mark […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202028 Views

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Progress on TB-elimination in Nunavut stalled due to lack of funding – CBC

Federal government has pledged to eliminate tuberculosis in Inuit Nunangat by 2030 Jan 20, 2020 Nearly two years after the federal government committed to eliminating tuberculosis among Inuit by 2030, progress is stalled and the former minister who made the promise says unless tremendous political will is marshalled — including billions of dollars in new […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202018 Views

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Regional Indigenous Cancer Team at Health Sciences North is there to help – Anishinabek News

SUDBURY— The cancer journey can be overwhelming and frightening for patients and their families, but the Northeast Regional Cancer Program at Health Sciences North (HSN) in Sudbury has a team dedicated to supporting First Nations, Inuit, and Métis patients. Made up of physicians and qualified, dedicated staff, the Regional Indigenous Cancer Team provides a holistic […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202024 Views

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Announcement: Seeking Members for the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research – Call for Expressions of Interest

CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples to participate in the Reference Group for the Appropriate Review of Indigenous Research (Reference Group). More specifically, the granting agencies are looking for 8-10 individuals to provide advice and guidance on the effective development and implementation of culturally appropriate […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202096 Views

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Humanizing Indigenous Peoples’ engagement in health care – CMAJ

Etuaptmumk, “Two-Eyed Seeing” in Mi ’kmaq, integrates the strengths of Indigenous and Western knowledge as a shared-learning process attributed to Albert Marshall, Mi’kmaw Elder of Mi’kma’ki, who developed this concept. Mi’kma’ki is the Mi’kmaw traditional territory in the Atlantic provinces, Gaspé and Maine. Mi’kmaw perspectives for care originate from Mi’kmaw Seven Sacred Teachings of love, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202034 Views

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BC Government: Full steam ahead for new hospital in Fort St. James

Jan. 18, 2020 FORT ST. JAMES – The new, state-of-the-art Stuart Lake Hospital that will provide better health care and create more jobs for people is ready for construction, following the Province’s approval of the project business plan. “For more than 12 years, people in Fort St. James were promised a new hospital, but the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202029 Views

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Canada needs a “Health in All Policies” action plan now – CMAJ

KEY POINTS “Health in All Policies” (HiAP) is an approach that systematically considers the health and social implications of policies contemplated by all sectors of government — aiming for synergistic benefits and to minimize social and health-related harms. Health in All Policies is a critical policy lever, because many of the drivers for health outcomes […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 202017 Views

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Canada Attacks Children

Credit: Switlo: Sheds the Light Canada Attacks Children An exposé on Canada’s Bill C-92 Child Welfare Act designed to terminate nations by once again attacking the children. A continuation of attempted genocide while purporting not to be committing “cultural genocide.” What you need to know that no one before has told you but Sheds the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 202035 Views

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Media Alert: Child Advocate Calls on Liberal Government to Finally Release Long Promised Funds to Ensure no Canadian Child Goes to School Hungry

WINNIPEG, Jan. 17, 2020  – Daniel Germain, the president and founder of Breakfast Club of Canada, is travelling to Winnipeg this weekend ahead of the Liberal cabinet retreat to demand the federal government finally make good on its promise to fund a national school food program. “The Liberals made providing children access to healthy food a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202073 Views

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Working together to strengthen Indigenous research and training

From: gc:institutions/canada-research-coordinating-committee New strategic plan co-developed with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples contributes to reconciliation January 17, 2020—Ottawa, Canada—Canada Research Coordinating Committee Strengthening Indigenous research and training in Canada is about Indigenous peoples setting their own research priorities, guiding how research is done and how data is used, and having equitable access to research […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202054 Views

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Dene Nation seeks formal apology for TB treatment in ‘Indian hospitals’ – CBC

Dene in the Northwest Territories part of $1.1 billion-lawsuit against hospitals Jan 17, 2020 The Dene Nation is seeking a formal apology for the way its members were treated in medical institutions. “A lot of our members, since 1945 to 1980, were sent down to the Charles Camsell Hospital,” said Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202031 Views

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Yukon food bank working overtime as temperatures plummet – APTN News

January 16, 2020 The food bank in Whitehorse, Yukon is in overdrive trying to keep up with the high demand because of frigid temperatures. At times the temperature drops in the city to -50. That’s keeping workers at the food bank busy. And not just with Whitehorse residents. Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2020/01/16/yukon-food-bank-working-overtime-as-temperatures-plummet/

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202031 Views

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Care home resident Frederick McKay was found dead in the cold. His sister wants answers, and accountability – CBC

Sask. RCMP says it’s now ‘requiring officers to attend all missing persons complaints in person’ Jan 17, 2020 The death of a Saskatchewan care home resident who wandered away on a cold day in 2017 has left the man’s sister with a lot of questions. On Boxing Day of that year, 59-year-old Frederick Stephen McKay […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202047 Views

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U of Toronto: Building Equitable AI for Public Health

Training next generation to close gap in AI and health inequalities A pan-Canadian institute designed to train emerging public health and computational science researchers in equitable artificial intelligence (AI) will be launched this summer by an interdisciplinary team of Canadian scientists. Using interactive teaching methods, case examples and multidisciplinary team-based learning, the Equitable AI for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202064 Views

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Monthly progress update through December 2019 on drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves

From: Indigenous Services Canada January 16, 2020 — Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is on track in its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves by March 2021. Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided the department’s monthly […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202037 Views

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Nunavut government urges residents to kick smoking – Nunatsiaq News

16 January 2020 “Quitting smoking is the best thing that you can do to improve your health” January in Nunavut is Tobacco Reduction Month, which also includes National Non-Smoking Week, beginning on Jan. 19. “Quitting smoking is the best thing that you can do to improve your health,” said a public service announcement from the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202035 Views

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Columbia Basin Trust: Projects Promote Increased Well-being

Thirty-one projects that aim to improve quality of life in the Columbia Basin, focus on children’s development and strengthen social service organizations are receiving nearly $680,000 from Columbia Basin Trust’s Social Grants program. “Alongside many community organizations in the region, the Trust is dedicated to helping all people in the Basin meet their needs and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202041 Views

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We heard the call for change’: Task force on student mental health issues report and recommendations – U of T News

After months of consultations with students, faculty and staff, an independent task force on student mental health at the University of Toronto is calling for major changes to mental health services across the university’s three campuses. Led by Professor Trevor Young, the Presidential and Provostial Task Force on Student Mental Health’s final report calls for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202053 Views

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Gitxsan Way of Knowing About Dementia – FNHA

Jan 15, 2020 ​“One night he wandered outside and was sleeping on the lawn…he had made his bed on the lawn and that really scared us,” tells Raechelle Wilson (Xsin Gans O’otsinx), Gitxsan, as she recalls a memory of her father-in-law. Dementia is a brain condition with no known cure, and the incident rate in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 202043 Views

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Amplifying Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples’ Voices

Credit: Seattle Channel City of Seattle Human Rights Commission presents Amplifying Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples’ Voices. A report published by the Seattle Indian Health Board identified 45 cases of missing or murdered indigenous women since 1943-more than in any other city studied. This Human Rights Day panel discussion aims to raise awareness of this […]

by pmnationtalk on January 15, 202067 Views

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Government of the Northwest Territories partners with Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel to announce $500,000 in funding for child, youth and adults mental health programs

January 15, 2020 The Government of the Northwest Territories, in partnership with Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel, today announced a $500,000 collaboration which will support the Strongest Families Institute to provide mental health services for children, youth, adults and families throughout the Northwest Territories. Strongest Families Institute is an award-winning charity that provides evidence-based programming […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202053 Views

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PE Government: Wellness grants encourage healthy living across the Island

This year provincial wellness grants are assisting 23 community groups to promote wellness and help Islanders to live healthy. The Wellness Grant Program provides $50,000 annually to support community-led wellness initiatives in the following priority areas: living tobacco free; being physically active and reducing sedentary time; healthy eating; consuming alcohol responsibly; and mental health promotion. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202044 Views

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Iqaluit District Education Authority looks at school lunch programs – Nunatsiaq News

15 January 2020 Full-time lunch programs in Iqaluit’s four schools would cost upwards of $1M annually, says report Schools in Nunavut’s capital could get new daily lunch programs if the Iqaluit District Education Authority has its way. The IDEA presented a feasibility study for the proposal at its annual community consultation on Monday, Jan. 13. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202038 Views

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Sask. child poverty numbers second-highest in Canada: report – CBC

The report 2020: Setting the Stage for a Poverty-Free Canada was released on Jan. 14 Jan 15, 2020 Saskatchewan is behind the majority of the country when it comes to reducing childhood poverty, according to a report released Tuesday morning. In Saskatchewan as of 2017 — the most recent numbers available — more than 275,000 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202041 Views

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AgraFlora Organics Reports 2019 German Medical Cannabis Distribution Gross Profits of 47%

Vancouver British Columbia / January 14th 2020 – AgraFlora Organics International Inc. (“AgraFlora” or the “Company”) (CSE: AGRA) (Frankfurt: PU31) (OTCPK: AGFAF) a growth oriented and diversified international cannabis company is pleased to report the following unaudited 2019 revenues and profit margin of its wholly-owned German subsidiary Farmako GmbH (“Farmako”). On January 3 2020 AgraFlora […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202041 Views

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Researchers expect Indigenous dementia tool to change lives – Manitoulin Expositor

January 15, 2020 EDITOR’S NOTE: The breakthrough Canadian Indigenous Cognitive Assessment (CICA) tool is expected to revolutionize dementia diagnosis and care in aging Canadian Indigenous populations. It was developed here on Manitoulin Island. The Expositor will be exploring more aspects of the tool in future editions. To access the free CICA tool, visit i-CAARE.ca. MANITOULIN […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202083 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, January 15, 2020

January 15, 2020 Study: The impact of the manufacturing decline on local labour markets in Canada From 2001 to 2016, the number of employees in manufacturing fell by roughly half a million in Canada. The decline in employment in the manufacturing sector substantially reduced the wages and the full-year, full-time employment rates of men—especially less […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202040 Views

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New National Report Card on Child and Family Poverty Sets the Stage for a Poverty-Free Canada

TORONTO – Thirty years after the first unanimous all-party promise to end child poverty, Campaign 2000’s new report shows that over 1,350,000 children in Canada continue to live in poverty, with Indigenous children, racialized and immigrant children, and children in female-led single parent families disproportionately affected. The national child poverty rate has decreased exceptionally slowly […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202083 Views

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BC Government: Province more than doubles specialty nursing seats

Jan. 13, 2020 Province more than doubles specialty nursing seats BURNABY – The provincial government is more than doubling the number of specialty nurse training opportunities in the province by funding 1,000 seats each year at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). This increase will help meet growing demand for care throughout British Columbia. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202054 Views

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