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Government of Canada signs Health MOU with Onion Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6

May 17, 2018 – Onion Lake Cree Nation, Treaty 6 Territory – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working together with First Nations to develop ‎a new type of funding arrangement for the improved delivery of health services that is respectful of Treaty rights and relationships.‎ The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister […]

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A New Approach for Tripartite Investment in First Nation Mental Health and Wellness

May 17, 2018 – COAST SALISH TERRITORY, Vancouver, B.C. – Indigenous Services Canada Building on the progress of the tripartite health initiative, the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) have agreed to take significant steps to improve First Nation mental health wellness outcomes in BC. First Nations […]

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NOSM Holds Board Retreat in Parry Sound

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) held its annual Board of Directors retreat in Parry Sound, Ontario on May 10 – 11, 2018. During the two-day meeting, Board members participated in several presentations and interactive sessions which included topics relating to the School’s mission of educating high quality physicians and health professionals, and achieving […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201826 Views

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Nurse wins national award – Battlefords News-Optimist

May 17, 2018 Bodiene Dussion is just getting back to work after accepting an award in Ottawa. Last week, Dussion, a community health nurse at Saulteaux First Nation, accepted an Award for Excellence in Nursing. The award “celebrates the dedication, initiative and excellence of nurses employed by First Nations communities, Indigenous Services Canada and Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201824 Views

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MKO grand chief recognized for work on mental health and wellness in Indigenous communities – Thompson Citizen

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Sheila North received a professional champion award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) May 11 in recognition of her work supporting mental health and wellness initiatives in Indigenous communities. “Ms. North was selected due to her leadership role in work to support Indigenous women and girls who […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201836 Views

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Exploring Indigenous traditional healing in the treatment of diabetes – StarPhoenix

Diabetes continues to be a top health concern for Indigenous people in Canada and many are deciding to pair contemporary medical treatments with traditional healing methods May 17, 2018 Diabetes continues to be a top health concern for Indigenous people in Canada and many are deciding to pair contemporary medical treatments with traditional healing methods. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201825 Views

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CIHI: 1 in 4 Canadian seniors prescribed 10 or more drugs

May 17, 2018 — In 2016, about 1.6 million seniors (representing approximately 1 in 4 Canadians age 65 and older) were prescribed 10 or more drug classes, according to a new report by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) that looks broadly at drug use among Canadian seniors. A drug class is a group of chemicals that […]

by pmnationtalk on May 17, 201846 Views

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Jordin Tootoo and Calm Air Tackle Mental Health

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 16, 2018 — Calm Air launched their 1st Annual Breathe Calm Air campaign in partnership with Jordin Tootoo, NHL professional, to provide youth in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut the opportunity to participate in a video contest on how they Breathe Calm Air, in an effort to tackle mental health challenges. “As […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201827 Views

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Government of Canada announces $37.5M investment for Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections programs and services for First Nations and Inuit

May 16, 2018 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations and Inuit communities to reduce the unacceptably high rates of Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs). The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, today announced $37.5 million in funding over 5 years […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201821 Views

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The Government of Canada and the Huron-Wendat Nation announce the completion of two drinking water infrastructure extension and upgrade projects for the Wendake community

May 16, 2018 – Wendake, Quebec – Indigenous Services Canada Working in partnership with First Nations to resolve issues related to the drinking water supply and wastewater treatment infrastructure in their communities is a priority for the Government of Canada. On behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, and in cooperation with […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201828 Views

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NAC Launches Meta Cannabis Supply Co., a Premium Retail Cannabis Store Brand, for the Canadian Recreational Market

May 15, 2018 Meta to initially open prime retail locations across Western Canada, leveraging partnerships with Second Cup and Licensed Producers to provide premium consumer experiences OTTAWA, May 15, 2018  – National Access Cannabis Corp. (“NAC” or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE: NAC), Canada’sbest practices leader in delivering secure, safe and responsible access to legal cannabis, today announced its […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201828 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Philpott to sign Memorandum of Understanding on Health with Onion Lake Cree Nation

Saskatchewan – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and Okimaw Wallace Fox, Chief of Wicekaskosiw Sakahikan Nehiyaw Askiy (Onion Lake Cree Nation) will participate in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to support health care transformation for Onion Lake communities. A brief media availability will take place following […]

by pmnationtalk on May 16, 201821 Views

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CAMH study shows details of brain networks in autism – New personalized brain mapping approach underscores need for individualized treatments

CAMH study shows details of brain networks in autism – New personalized brain mapping approach underscores need for individualized treatments TORONTO (May 14, 2018) – A CAMH study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. Autism […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201832 Views

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Advocates welcome major concessions in Government of Canada’s prison needle exchange announcement

Canada must act quickly to implement this program in all prisons The following statement is issued by the Canadian HIV & AIDS Legal Network (“Legal Network”). Comments can be attributed to Sandra Ka Hon Chu, Director of Research and Advocacy. TORONTO, May 14, 2018 – Today, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Correctional Services Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201822 Views

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There’s a growing revival of Indigenous midwifery – Nugget.ca

May 15, 2018 Rachel Dennis Couchie is helping to improve the birth experience for Indigenous mothers. The Nipissing First Nation midwife is a partner (along with her mother, Carol Couchie) in K’Tigaaning Midwives. They’re providing “culturally appropriate” services through their clinics on Nipissing First Nation and in Powassan. They assist with about 90 births annually. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201820 Views

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Three U of S researchers awarded grants to help improve Indigenous health

Three University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researchers are among six recipients of the Patient-Oriented Research Leader Awards recently announced by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) and the Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) for projects focused on Indigenous health, mental health and addictions. May 14, 2018 These jointly funded awards will support research […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201825 Views

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BC Government: Recovery program offers space for people to rebuild lives

May 14, 2018 VICTORIA – People will be supported to move from a cycle of addiction, homelessness and incarceration, with greater opportunities to rebuild their lives with dignity and respect, at a new Victoria recovery centre. The Government of British Columbia is providing $4.7 million in funding to Our Place Society’s Therapeutic Recovery Community (TRC) — […]

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N.B. officials reiterate warning about edible plants in flood zone, plan cleanup – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 15, 2018  FREDERICTON _ New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health is issuing another warning about eating wild, edible plants in areas of the province affected by flooding. Jennifer Russell says the plants could be contaminated by possible sewage and pollutants in floodwaters and may be unsafe to consume. Officials have said […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201826 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Philpott to Announce Significant Investments to Support Health Programs and Services for Indigenous Peoples

Regina – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will announce significant investments to support programs and services for Indigenous Peoples related to Sexually Transmitted and Blood Borne Infections (STBBIs). A brief media availability will take place following the announcement. Date:  May 16, 2018 Time: 9:15 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. (MDT) […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 201841 Views

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Federal deal with Saskatchewan will see money targeted on smaller health centres – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2018  REGINA _ The governments of Saskatchewan and Canada have inked an agreement on health care funding that promises spending in home and community care and mental health and addictions services. Health Minister Jim Reiter and federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale signed a deal in Regina on Monday that will […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201828 Views

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Manitoba report questioned after recommendation for safe injection site deleted – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba government-commissioned report on addiction services is being criticized after a recommendation to open a safe injection drug site was deleted. A draft of the long-awaited report reviewing addictions and mental health was released to the media Monday morning and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201820 Views

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First Nations Water Symposium to address progress on Federal Government’s promise to eliminate boil water advisories in Ontario First Nations

NIAGARA FALLS, ON, May 14, 2018 – On May 15, 2018 the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) will be holding the 2018 First Nations Water Symposium in Niagara Falls, ON at the Sheraton on the Falls beginning at 8:30am. The First Nations Water Symposium aims to bring together Chiefs, administrators and water/wastewater plant […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201855 Views

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Prominent Canadians Support Refugee’s Response to Global Water Crisis

Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire, Dr. James Orbinski to Speak at First Annual Water for Peace Event in Support of the Rainmaker Enterprise TORONTO, May 14, 2018 – One-third of the world’s population now lives in water stressed areas, and by 2025, two-thirds of the world’s people could face water shortages. Water and conflict are increasingly […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201815 Views

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NE LHIN funding Aboriginal Health Centre in Espanola and Massey – My Espanola Now

The local area is getting some new primary health care as part of The North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) push for stronger systems of care for Aboriginals. Noojmowin-Teg Aboriginal Health Access Centre is receiving $810,000 to expand Aboriginal Health Access Centre programs and services to Indigenous people in Espanola and Massey. Noojmowin-Teg […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201819 Views

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How Poverty and Underfunding Land Indigenous Kids in Care – TheTyee.ca

Part two of a series: governments falling short in fixing Indigenous child welfare crisis, say critics. Tens of thousands of Indigenous children are in government care across Canada today, taken from their parents. We don’t know the exact number, because each province and territory collects their own data and there is no national database. But […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201820 Views

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Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Sets out Bold Plan to Address Long-standing Service Gaps

May 14, 2018 Strategy Identifies Historical and Systemic Issues, Focuses on Opportunities for Provincial-level Care Planning, Community-based Care: Goertzen A new mental health and addictions strategic plan was launched today, outlining a path to enhancing access to quality services, increasing co-ordination through community mobilization hubs and improving use of technology to ensure a seamless continuum […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201835 Views

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U of S hosts childhood arthritis study launch

May 11, 2018 SASKATOON – Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, a team of 55 Canadian pediatric rheumatology researchers will meet in Saskatoon this weekend to begin a five-year international study on childhood arthritis. The study, which will see collaboration of Canadian and Dutch researchers, including Saskatchewan team […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201821 Views

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North East LHIN Supports New Primary Health Care Clinic Will Serve White River and Pic Mobert First Nation

May 07, 2018 – A new team of health care professionals will provide people living in White River and Pic Mobert First Nation with better access to high-quality health care closer to home. A new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will connect people in White River and Pic Mobert with interdisciplinary primary care services, access to nurse […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201822 Views

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Minister Duclos highlights the importance of supporting present and future generations of older Canadians in meaningful ways

May 11, 2018        Victoria, British Columbia         Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, our communities and our society. That is why hard working middle-class Canadians need to know that the Government of Canada will be there to support them when they retire. Today, the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister […]

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Former PAGC grand chief starts medical transportation service – StarPhoenix

May 14, 2018 The former grand chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council is starting a medical transportation service for people from Indigenous communities after the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company. Ron Michel said patients trying to get from Prince Albert to Saskatoon for hospital appointments have had to use taxis since the provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201817 Views

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Hope in the Darkness: Police officer walking across Canada for Indigenous youth mental health

Credits:CBC News The Hope in the Darkness National Walk for Youth Mental Health partners police officers with Indigenous youth to walk together across Canada and learn from each other’s experiences with mental health crises. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4651660 Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201889 Views

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BC Government: Improving supports for students is the focus of inaugural two-day mental-health conference

May 11, 2018 RICHMOND – For the first time, representatives of B.C.’s public, independent and First Nations schools, police, health authorities, and child and youth mental-health workers have come together under one roof, focused on how to make life better for students struggling with mental-health issues. More than 300 educators and community partners are gathered in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201838 Views

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The Government of Canada congratulates the Innu community of Pessamit on opening of new health facility

From: Indigenous Services Canada May 11, 2018 — Pessamit (QC) – Pessamit Innu Council and Indigenous Services Canada Improving access to health care services for First Nations is a priority for the Government of Canada. Achieving that includes access to quality care and sufficient, sustainable health resources in each community. Today, the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201849 Views

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PE Government: Well-being teams coming to three more school families

May 11, 2018 Strengthening mental health services Hundreds more Prince Edward Island students will have access to health and well-being supports in the next school year. Student well-being teams will be established in September to serve the Bluefield, Colonel Gray, and Morell-Souris families of schools along with the French first-language schools in these areas. Positive response […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201829 Views

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$27.5M pledged to tame TB in Canada’s North may not be nearly enough – CBC

Federal gov’t official vows to find more money to tackle the problem, if needed May 11, 2018 In an interview last month, Dr. Tom Wong, the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health for Canada’s department of Indigenous services, unequivocally stated that he will make sure the federal government and its partners provide the financial resources […]

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Three Nunavut communities now rated hourly for air quality – Nunatsiaq.com

May 11, 2018 Iqaluit, Kugluktuk and Arviat now on Air Quality Health Index program Residents of Iqaluit, Kugluktuk and Arviat now have access to more information about the quality of the air they breathe. The online federal Air Quality Health Index program launched this week in these three communities, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201819 Views

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GNWT Announces 11 Recipients for the 2018-19 Health Choices Fund

YELLOWKNIFE (May 10, 2018) – Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services announced eleven funding recipients for the 2018-19 Healthy Choices Fund. The Healthy Choices Fund helps eligible organizations and community governments maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making positive lifestyle choices. This year’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201845 Views

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Close to 700 young First Nations athletes from across Quebec to celebrate student success and healthy lifestyle habits at Laval University’s sports complex

QUEBEC CITY, May 10, 2018 – The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is proud to kick off the 11th edition of its Inter-school Games taking place from May 10 to 13, 2018, at Laval University’s Pavillon de l’éducation physique et des sports (PEPS). Since its inception, in 2008, this friendly competition has grown in popularity. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201832 Views

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During national nursing week, thank Nunavut nurses, GN urges – Nunatsiaq News

May 10, 2018 But say it in English: only 10 nurses in Nunavut are Inuit, according to recent stats It’s National Nursing Week from May 7 to May 13, and Nunavut’s Department of Health is urging residents to recognize the territory’s hard-working nurses. “Offer a word of thanks and encouragement to nurses in your community!” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201822 Views

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Minister Carolyn Bennett to Participate in the Inauguration of the new Health Care Facility in Pessamit, Quebec on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services

From: Indigenous Services Canada Quebec – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will participate in the inauguration of Pessamit First Nation’s new integrated health and social services facility. A brief media availability will take […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201829 Views

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MNBC Ministry of Health Announces Official Launch of Métis Elders Hotline

On behalf of the Métis Nation BC’s Ministry of Health and our fantastic team, it gives me great pleasure as your Minister to announce that the ” Métis Elders Line” is now officially up and running! The ” Métis Elders Line” is a wonderful way to connect with our Elders and reduce isolation. Community Presidents […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201824 Views

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Canada Health Infoway Teams up with Kids Help Phone to Provide Crisis Support Via Text

May 10, 2018 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Kids Help Phone have formed a partnership to help expand the reach of Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. In January 2018, Kids Help Phone — the only nationwide counselling and support service of its kind for youth in Canada — formed a […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201831 Views

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Air Quality Health Index program launches in Nunavut

May 10, 2018 The Government of Nunavut Department of Environment is pleased to announce that the federal Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) program will launch in Iqaluit, Kugluktuk and Arviat this week. The AQHI measures the impact of air pollution on human health by reporting a number between 1 and 10+, where higher values reflect […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201846 Views

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Premiere Screening of “Finding Peter Bryce”

May 10, 2018 You are invited to the premiere screening of Finding Peter Bryce. This event will take place at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on May 10, 2018. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and programming will start at 6:30 pm. For the best seats please arrive somewhere between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201829 Views

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Veritas Pharma Provides Comment on Canadian Senate Recommendation for a One-Year Deferment Legalizing Cannabis

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 10, 2018 — Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE:VRT) (OTC:VRTHF) (Frankfurt:2VP), (“Veritas” or the “Company”) provides the following statement to the recommendation issued by Members of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples calling for a one-year deferment to allow for further consultation with Indigenous groups on May 1, 2018. Members of the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201843 Views

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Notable First Nation surgeon to be honoured in Sagamok-Anishnawbek FN – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Dr. Nadine Caron, a well-known Canadian surgeon, who is also notable for being the first Canadian female general surgeon of First Nations descent, will be honoured in her home First Nation. Ojibwe on her mother’s side, Dr. Caron will be honoured by her family’s home community of Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation, south of Massey. She says […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201820 Views

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NU Government: Kindergarten preschool health assessment

09 May 2018  Is your child starting kindergarten in Arviat, August 2018? The Arviat health centre will be conducting health assessments and immunizations for all children born in 2013. Please drop in or call the Arviat health centre at 867-857-3100 to book an appointment. Appointments are available on Monday afternoons. A school screening appointment […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201826 Views

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PE Government: Handle with Care giving young children a good start

Strengthening mental health services – Across the province, hundreds of Island children – and their parents and caregivers – are getting help to build a strong future together. More than 25 Handle With Care programs have been held in Island communities to support the mental health of young children from birth to 6 years. This […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201820 Views

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Participants explore equity, diversity and inclusivity in science as part of London Health Research Day

May 7, 2018 Equity, diversity and inclusivity are crucial to the future of Canadian science. This is a topic of national importance that has garnered attention and action from the federal government, funding agencies and scientists across the country. To help address this important topic, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Lawson […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201827 Views

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Lions donate $100,000 for Indigenous Community

Funds will support Eye Exam Room and Diabetes Care in new Health Centre For immediate release (TORONTO May 7, 2018): The Toronto Netralya Lions Club (TNLC) donated $100,000 for “Indigenous Eye Health” at a fundraiser organized at the Avani Event Centre in Vaughan. Funds raised at the Lions Gala for Sight – 2018 will support […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201859 Views

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