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Health Canada launches the Pursue Your Passion interactive engagement tour

Tour will bring interactive exhibit across Canada offering Canadians the opportunity to learn the facts about cannabis and encourage youth to pursue healthy activities, rather than using cannabis. July 20, 2018 – Ottawa, ON The Government is taking a public health approach to legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis to keep it out of the hands of […]

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Canadians invited to share their views with the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare

Advisory Council launches its online consultations on how to move forward toward a national pharmacare July 20, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario Prescription drug prices in Canada are among the highest in the developed world. Canada’s patchwork of drug coverage leaves many Canadians facing significant barriers to getting the prescription drugs they need. In Budget 2018, […]

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Spiritwalkers Cross Nipigon Bridge on Day Five – NetNewsLedger

July 20, 2018 LAKE HELEN FN – The amazing group of unified Spiritwalkers walked 3.5 km as a powerful spiritual force, from Lake Helen First Nation, and across the Nipigon River Bridge then through the Town of Nipigon. We then split into three groups to cover the 53 km distance all the way to the community […]

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MB Government: Province Announces Funding for More Than 120 Community Development Projects

July 19, 2018 The Manitoba government will provide more than $848,000 in grants to community development projects across the province, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today. “We are continuing to invest funds in programs and local infrastructure that make a difference […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201827 Views

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Vancouver’s Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network to cohost Indigenous HIV conference in Amsterdam – The Georgia Straight

July 18th, 2018 A local Indigenous health organization will be cohosting a conference on HIV and AIDS that will be held in the Netherlands this weekend but will be can be viewed by British Columbians online. Vancouver’s Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) and the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS (IIWGHA) are cohosting […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201844 Views

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Western Nunavut community to hold alcohol plebiscite – Nunatsiaq.com

July 19, 2018 Petition triggers vote on alcohol restrictions in Kugluktuk Residents in Kugluktuk will vote on whether to loosen up rules governing alcohol purchases this fall. A 34-signature petition submitted to the Nunavut government by the Western Nunavut community has triggered a plebiscite, and now Elections Nunavut will hold a vote to see if […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201814 Views

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Recovery is possible when people seek help

Recovery is possible when people seek help A few short years ago, some people may have said I “had it all.” I was a partner in an investment firm. A family man who spent weekends at the cottage. An avid cyclist and skier. But I was also secretly struggling, sick with a depression so severe […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201820 Views

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High-priority communities receive funding to address overdose crisis

July 18, 2018 VICTORIA – Twenty high-priority B.C. communities are receiving funding from government’s new Community Overdose Crisis Innovation Fund. The funding will support regions where the overdose crisis is the most prevalent and where local Community Action Teams (CATs) have been established. “Local communities play a vital role in saving lives, preventing overdoses and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201832 Views

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Recovery Day announces partnership with Fort William First Nation – Tbnewswatch.com

Recovery Day announces partnership with Fort William First Nation City of Thunder Bay release THUNDER BAY — Recovery Day, one of the nation’s largest public events to display freedom from addiction, is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between Fort William First Nation and the Drug Awareness Committee to support the Thunder Bay Drug […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201822 Views

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Why members of London’s Indigenous Running Club say running is for everybody – CBC

‘Running is for everybody, it doesn’t matter your size, your shape,’ says club founder July 18, 2018 Nancy Doxtator, 52, has a pretty lofty goal: to run a full marathon by the time she turns 60. The grandmother from Oneida Nation of the Thames is already off to a good start. She does a five-kilometre […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201821 Views

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Local company awarded Yukon’s air ambulance value-driven contract

July 17, 2018 For the first time in 19 years, the Government of Yukon has awarded the territory’s air ambulance service contract through a value-driven procurement process. Local company Alkan Air received the contract valued at $25 million. The value-driven procurement process used to award this contract considers both the price and quality of the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201820 Views

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On the Journey with the Spiritwalkers – NetNewsLedger

July 18, 2018 It is Tuesday evening, the finish of Day 3 of Healing Walk 2018, the 2ndannual Healing Walk even hosted by Ginoogaming First Nation and Long Lake #58 First Nation near the Town of Longlac, and I am still admiring the strength and resolve of the people who are taking part in this […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201815 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Igloolik

July 17, 2018 The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Igloolik. This is a precautionary measure due to high turbidity (cloudy water) levels. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum of one full minute. It is essential that […]

by pmnationtalk on July 18, 201813 Views

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Canada’s Minister of Health to attend 22nd International AIDS Conference in the Netherlands

From: Public Health Agency of Canada July 17, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada HIV and AIDS continue to be major global public health issues, with nearly 37 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016 and approximately 2 million new infections each year. The Government of Canada is […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201827 Views

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Leading-edge mental health and addictions care model launches at St. Paul’s Hospital

July 17, 2018 VANCOUVER – The next step in innovative care for people living with mental health and addictions challenges has been unveiled at St. Paul’s Hospital in downtown Vancouver. The St. Paul’s Hospital HUB, a first-of-its-kind health-care model in Canada, provides a protective umbrella of wraparound services designed to support patients, no matter where […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201831 Views

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Government of Canada invests in innovative health research – Dal News

July 17, 2018 Ten researchers affiliated with Dalhousie University, the IWK and the Nova Scotia Health Authority have received $7.2 million in funding from the Government of Canada. The funding is provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Grant Program, which is one of CIHR’s flagship funding programs. These multi-year grants are […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201823 Views

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What suicide notes teach us about experiences with mental illness and mental health care

What suicide notes teach us about experiences with mental illness and mental health care TORONTO, July 16, 2018 – Can the study of suicide notes help clinicians in their efforts to prevent suicide? That is the premise of a new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201823 Views

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Iqaluit men’s shelter moving in new direction – Nunatsiaq.com

July 17, 2018 “It is more than just a shelter … it is the getting the clientele back into work, back into their rightful place in the community” The men’s shelter in Iqaluit is making some big changes this summer. With the appointment of a new acting director, Dan Laffin, two weeks ago, the Uquutaq […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201819 Views

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Former Canada Post CEO, Deepak Chopra Joins Drone Delivery Canada as Strategic Advisor – Commercialization

Toronto, Ontario—July 16, 2018 Toronto, ON, July 16, 2018, Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that Mr. Deepak Chopra has joined DDC as the Company’s Strategic Advisor – Commercialization, as DDC focuses on the national and international roll out of its drone delivery business and looks to revenue generation. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201826 Views

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Physicians urge Ottawa to pay another $21B over decade for seniors health care – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 17, 2018 4:00 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Physicians are calling on the federal government to shell out another $21 billion over the next decade to help provinces and territories pay for soaring health care costs that will be propelled by the unavoidable growth of Canada’s seniors population. A new analysis, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201823 Views

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Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.: Save The Date! The Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health – August 3, 2018

The Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health – August 3, 2018 The Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health is a national walk that began on April 1 from the east coast in Cape Spear, St. John’s, Newfoundland and on May 15 from the west coast in Masset, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201857 Views

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Release: Over $449 000 for the realisation of two projects in Nunavik

Chibougamau, July 12th 2018.- The Quebec Government, through the Fonds d’appui au rayonnement des regions (FARR) announced a financial aid of $449 000$ for the realisation of two projects in Nunavik. This support comes from the Stratégie gouvernementale pour assurer l’occupation et la vitalité des territoires 2018-2022. Mr. Jean Boucher, M.N.A for Ungava and Parliamentary assistant to the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201824 Views

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Long Lake #58 and Ginoogaming Healing Walk Underway – NetNewsLedger

July 16, 2018 THUNDER BAY – Long Lake #58 First Nation and Ginoogaming First Nation will be leading their annual healing walk in honor of people we have lost to Drugs/ Alcohol Addictions, Cancer, Missing Women/Men, Residential School/ Day School Survivors/ Descendants, Land, Water & Air, and Racism. “Within two weeks, our communities felt the pain […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201820 Views

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Toronto board of health to consider report recommending drug decriminalization – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 16, 2018 9:04 Toronto’s board of health is set to decide today whether it will call on the federal government to decriminalize all drugs for personal use. The board will be presented with a report by Toronto’s medical officer of health urging the city to call on the government to treat drug use as […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201821 Views

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If Canada wants national pharmacare, taxes will have to go up, former PBO warns – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 15, 2018 13:00 By Andy Blatchford THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Former federal budget watchdog Kevin Page will deliver a blunt message to premiers this week about the costs of a future national pharmacare program: if Canadians want one, taxes will have to go up. Page, who now heads a University of Ottawa think […]

by pmnationtalk on July 16, 201823 Views

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Kativk Regional Government: Enhancements to the Food and Other Essentials Program

The list of eligible items under the Food and Other Essentials Program has been enhanced to reduce the costs of more food and non food items purchased from retail stores in the region. Among the changes, a 30% discount will now be applied on all fresh fruit and vegetables. As well, the items covered under […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201830 Views

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Province releases What We Heard About Poverty in B.C. report

July 12, 2018 VICTORIA – In October 2017, government launched a comprehensive public engagement process to help inform B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. Government has now released What We Heard About Poverty in B.C., a report that captures the feedback received during the consultation. Thousands of people offered their thoughts and ideas on how to […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201823 Views

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Town of Inuvik placed under boil-water advisory – Cabin Radio

July 12, 2018 Residents of Inuvik are being told to boil all of their drinking water for at least one minute. The Chief Environmental Health Officer issued an advisory late on Thursday afternoon, blaming higher-than-usual water levels in the river for muddying the water and affecting its quality. The advisory says boiling water is simply […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201826 Views

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NDP MP urges boost in suicide prevention funding after help services suspended – iPolitics

Jul 12, 2018 NDP MP Charlie Angus has written to the federal health minister urging for a boost in funding to a suicide prevention service that temporarily suspended text message and online chat help services this week. The Canada Suicide Prevention Service, a pilot project that has set up a central hub in Canada for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201822 Views

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Highlights of the #CundillatCAMH Conference

Highlights of the #CundillatCAMH Conference Researchers have identified the best guidelines for young people with depression; screening for adverse childhood events could lead to earlier identification of at-risk young people; and a more complete picture of young people with depression must be considered if treatment is to advance. Those are just some of the key […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201843 Views

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Tiny balloon catheter stops bleeding, has life saving impact in trauma patients – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 12, 2018 By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ By the time Gaven Mayo got to a Montreal hospital after a bullet from a high-powered rifle ripped through his thigh, he had lost a massive amount of blood and by his own account was hovering between life and death. But the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201844 Views

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New funding for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network will help more cancer patients access clinical trials

New funding for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network will help more cancer patients access clinical trials Toronto (July 11, 2018) – The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) today announced renewed funding for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN). The funding will ensure Canada remains […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201845 Views

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More supports needed for First Nations patients sent to Winnipeg for long-term medical treatment: report – CBC

Patients face months or years away from home for treatment unavailable in their region Jul 11, 2018 A new report suggests that Anishininew people from the Island Lake region in Manitoba who relocate to Winnipeg for medical treatment face social isolation, a lack of affordable housing and lack of support services. “It seems like our […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201831 Views

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CIHR – Project Grant: Spring 2018 results

The Project Grant: Spring 2018 competition has approved 369 research grants, plus an additional 39 bridge grants (21 through the competition budget and 18 through Institute Priority Announcements), for a total investment of approximately $277 million.Footnote 1 The 369 grants approved were awarded to 361 individual nominated principal investigators (8 NPIs were awarded two grants). […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201828 Views

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Full scale airport emergency exercise to be held in Łutselk’e

Łutselk’e (July 11, 2018) – The Government of Northwest Territories, in cooperation with the community of Łutselk’e, will be conducting a full scale airport emergency exercise at the Łutselk’e airport on Thursday, July 12, 2018 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Emergency exercises are vital to supporting safe and efficient travel in the North and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201823 Views

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More Canadians Will Now Benefit From Paramedics Trained in Providing Palliative Care

More Canadians Will Now Benefit From Paramedics Trained in Providing Palliative Care July 11, 2018 (Toronto) – The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI) have signed an agreement to provide funding and collaborate on the next phase of Paramedics and Palliative Care: Bringing Vital Services to Canadians. […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201827 Views

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NAN: The Hope in the Darkness Walk

The Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health is a national walk that began on April 1 from the east coast in Cape Spear, St. John’s, Newfoundland and on May 15 from the west coast in Masset, Haida Gwaii, and British Columbia. Police officers, young people, mental health workers and families from across […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201833 Views

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Documents offer glimpse of federal plans to promote upcoming poverty strategy – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 10, 2018  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Newly released documents suggest the federal Liberal government plans to sell its forthcoming poverty reduction strategy as an all-encompassing exercise that will be greater than the sum of its parts. The effort to craft a storyline to market the plan to Canadians […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201835 Views

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Government of Canada taking steps to protect workers’ health and safety

July 11, 2018    Gatineau, Quebec  Employment and Social Development Canada Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced changes to the occupational health and safety regulations for workers exposed to grain dust and flour dust in federally regulated workplaces. These changes to the Canada Occupational Health and Safety Regulations on grain dust and flour […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201830 Views

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Media Advisory – Launch of the results of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) – Phase 3

WENDAKE, QC, July 10, 2018 – The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) will be launching the results of the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) – Phase 3 during its pre-Annual General Assembly that will be taking place on July 11, 2018. The RHS is a survey that […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201843 Views

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Canada Group Co-Hosts Indigenous AIDS Conference Amsterdam

Canada Group Co-Hosts Indigenous AIDS Conference Amsterdam   Global HIV response depends on not leaving Indigenous Peoples behind Vancouver, BC (July 10, 2018) – The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN), the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV & AIDS (IIWGHA), and the International Indigenous HIV and AIDS Community (IIHAC) announces they will host the 7th […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 2018115 Views

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CIHR: Building on the Healthy Foundations of Life

July 09, 2018 CIHR Institute presents new directions and activities supporting maternal, reproductive, child and youth health Dr. Shoo Lee, Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Human Development Child, and Youth Health (CIHR-IHDCYH) today announced the release of his Institute’s Refreshed Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020. As one of CIHR’s 13 Institutes, CIHR-IHDCYH supports research that ensures the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201835 Views

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New hospital will help people in the Cowichan Valley access quality health care

July 06, 2018 NORTH COWICHAN – To provide better health care for a growing region of the province, the B.C. government has greenlit a new hospital for the Cowichan Valley. “People who live in the Cowichan Valley have waited a long time for the hospital they deserve, and that wait will soon be over,” said Premier […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201833 Views

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CAMH’s Krembil Centre Begins Search for Top Minds

CAMH’s Krembil Centre begins search for top minds CAMH’s newly-launched Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics has big plans to use big data to unlock the mysteries of the brain when it comes to defining mental illness and identifying effective treatments. Under the leadership of world-renowned scientist Dr. Sean Hill, the Krembil Centre has begun its global […]

by pmnationtalk on July 9, 201857 Views

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Lots of people need to eat’: New food security program turns food waste into meals at All Nations Hope – CBC

A summer student’s idea now has bags of donated food coming in from Regina businesses Jul 09, 2018 Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Paige Klarer drives around and picks up day-old food from café​s in Regina. The bags full of scones, bread, buns, cinnamon buns and muffins are packed into green containers before she takes […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201833 Views

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2 months to live: A teenager with brain cancer sets her sights on a summer of laughter and living – CBC

‘I want people to know, don’t be scared. Be brave and just live your life’ Jul 08, 2018 Alicia Joseph is taking the millennial phrase ‘YOLO’ (You only live once) to a whole new level, living it up this summer. She’s taking a family trip to Oahu to swim with turtles and dolphins, getting matching […]

by ahnationtalk on July 9, 201837 Views

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Province, Dan’s Legacy Foundation to provide counselling support to more youth

July 6, 2018 VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia is taking action to support young people struggling with mental health and addiction. To ensure that more at-risk youth in Metro Vancouver have access to the mental health and addictions services they need, the Province is working with the Dan’s Legacy Foundation to add four […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201895 Views

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The Government of Canada congratulates the Timiskaming First Nation on the expansion of its health centre

July 6, 2018 – Timiskaming (QC) – Timiskaming First Nation and Indigenous Services Canada Improving access to health care and social services for First Nations is a priority for the Government of Canada. This includes ensuring that families can access quality care and that sufficient, sustainable health resources are available in each community. Today, the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 2018237 Views

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Study indicates widespread distrust of drinking water on First Nations reserves – IPolitics

Jul 6, 2018 A new survey shows widespread distrust of of drinking water in First Nations . The study was commissioned for the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Health Canada and it interviewed 710 First Nations peoples and 721 residents from other small towns across the country (excluding B.C.) on various water and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 6, 201827 Views

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Meet the new CAMH VP of Education

Meet the new CAMH VP of Education By his own admission, when he was growing up in his native Winnipeg, Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam was too vertically-challenged to make his love of basketball more than a hobby.  But that interest in sports had a direct impact on his decision to devote his career to mental health. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201839 Views

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