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Government of Canada and the Anishinaabe Nation in Treaty #3 work together to end long-term drinking water advisories

August 18, 2017     Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, ON     Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced $1.2 million in investments through Budget 2016 to support eight water infrastructure projects in eight First […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201775 Views

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United Way of Northern B.C. awards grants for crisis hotlines – Quesnel Cariboo Observer

United Way of Northern B.C. awards $18,000 and a $7,500 grant to the Crisis Prevention, Intervention and Information Centre of Northern B.C. for two of its programs. Aug 18th, 2017 United Way of Northern B.C. (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $18,000 and a $7,500 grant to the Crisis Prevention, Intervention […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 201729 Views

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Navigators Help Chart Course For First Nations And Métis Patients – Saskatoon Health Region

Hermaline Bear is a navigator, and that’s exactly what she does – she charts courses through the healthcare system for First Nations and Métis patients and families.  Hermaline is one of two health navigators who work in the First Nations and Métis Health Service (FNMHS) in Saskatoon Health Region. The role of a navigator is to connect […]

by pmnationtalk on August 18, 201759 Views

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Some Nunavut communities may experience forest fire smoke

August 17, 2017 The Department of Health is advising residents that smoke resulting from forest fires is approaching some Nunavut communities. Residents are advised to take necessary precautions. Depending on the level of smoke, some people with heart and lung disease, the elderly and the very young may be more at risk of suffering health […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017131 Views

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NAN Celebrates launch of Neskantaga First Nation Water Project

NESKANTAGA FIRST NATION (August 17, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler joined with First Nation and federal leaders to celebrate the launch of a major water project that will finally bring safe drinking water to Neskantaga First Nation: “Neskantaga First Nation has been without clean drinking water for more than 20 years, and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017100 Views

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Working together with Indigenous Peoples to enhance equity and access in precision health – Genome BC

August 14, 2017 Vancouver, BC — Technology advancements and decreasing costs have made DNA sequencing more accessible than ever before. The use of genomic testing to deliver more precise diagnosis and effective treatments in what is being called precision health care could be accessible to everyone as it is taken up into clinical practice. However, at […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 2017109 Views

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Public Health Researcher Visits HSNRI

SUDBURY, ON – Dr. John McLaughlin, a leader in Canadian population health and cancer research, is in Sudbury today to learn more about Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI). Dr. McLaughlin, the Chief Science Officer and Senior Scientist of Public Health Ontario, toured the new HSNRI Walford facility and met with leading scientists. During his visit, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201764 Views

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Camp aims to recruit Indigenous youth to jobs in health care – CBC

It’s the second time the week-long session was offered Aug 17, 2017 Indigenous youth from all over the province are in Corner Brook to learn about careers in the medical field and how to get the education they need to work in those jobs. Program director Dr. Carolyn Sturge Sparkes said the week-long Healers of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017101 Views

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Thunder Bay wants water safety help from province after 7 youth found dead – Sudbury.com

Issue raised by delegation from Northern Ontario city at Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference THUNDER BAY – City leadership is calling on the province to help improve safety around Thunder Bay waterways where seven Indigenous youth have been found dead in the past 17 years. Implementing safety initiatives around city waterways was one of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2017125 Views

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Parliamentary Secretary Poissant continues regional sessions on A Food Policy for Canada in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec

August 16, 2017 – Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A A Food Policy for Canada will set a long-term vision for the country’s health, environmental, social, and economic goals related to food, while also identifying actions that can be taken in the short-term to improve Canada’s food system. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Jean-Claude Poissant, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017248 Views

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MNA: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Prevention Conversation

August 16, 2017 View Nanner Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) will be hosting the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Prevention Conversation on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2017. This informative session will be led by guest speaker Lisa Rogozinsky. Lisa is the Coordinator of the Edmonton and area Fetal Alcohol Network and comes with a wealth of […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017125 Views

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Government of Canada and Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation Work Together to Provide Clean and Safe Drinking Water

August 15, 2017  Chippewas of Georgina Island, Ontario  Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to clean and safe drinking water. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Chief Donna Big Canoe of Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation, announced new investments that will that will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017105 Views

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New teaching and learning resources support the next generation of leaders in public health policy

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has published freely accessible student and faculty resources to support the development, implementation, and evaluation of healthy public policy across Canada. The resources equip research, practice and policy specialists with the information and tools needed to drive sustainable, population-level change in public health. Teaching resources include ready-to-use lecture slides, hands-on […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017165 Views

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The Government of Canada Works with First Nation to end three long-term Drinking Water Advisories at Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

August 15, 2017     Port Perry, Ontario    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Everyone in Canada should have access to clean and safe drinking water. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced new investments that will lift three long-term drinking water advisories at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. The […]

by pmnationtalk on August 15, 2017193 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister Bennett to Announce Investments in Water Infrastructure for the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, will be announcing investments in water infrastructure to eliminate three long-term drinking water advisories at the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Time: 10:30 a.m. (EDT) Where: 22600 Island Road Port Perry, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 14, 2017190 Views

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CMAJ article links hunger in residential schools to Type 2 diabetes, obesity – CBC

‘We need to start looking at hunger in residential schools as a real predictor of long-term health problems’ Aug 13, 2017 Widespread, prolonged hunger that existed in residential schools is a contributing factor in the disproportionate health issues facing many Indigenous people, such as diabetes and obesity, according to an article published Monday in the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201771 Views

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Government of Yukon wants your input on cannabis legalization

August 10, 2017 Yukoners are invited to participate in a public survey to identify their needs and values about the legalization of cannabis (marijuana), which will help inform the Government of Yukon as it creates new territorial legislation. Cannabis will be legal across the country by July 2018. It’s now up to Yukon to make […]

by pmnationtalk on August 11, 201775 Views

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Province Announces New Water and Wastewater Projects for Manitoba Municipalities

August 10, 2017 PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE – ­The Manitoba government is investing over $34 million in new water and wastewater upgrades for Manitoba municipalities, Indigenous and Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today, along with Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart. “Our government is investing in important water and wastewater projects in communities across the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 2017143 Views

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Masquerade for Mental Health

August 10, 2017 OTTAWA—Her Excellency Sharon Johnston invites you to ‘take off your mask’ and combat the stigma associated with mental illness during the Masquerade for Mental Health on Saturday, September 9, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., at Rideau Hall. “Nobody should ever need to hide behind a mask, but wearing one is often easier than trying […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201799 Views

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Students living with Mental Health Issues Offered Relief

August 9, 2017 Seventy per cent of people living with schizophrenia wish to pursue post-secondary education and gain employment, but only 30 per cent are in the workforce due to lack of opportunity and stigma. Research suggests that creating pathways to post-secondary education can result in many positive outcomes and bridge that gap. Beginning this […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 2017138 Views

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According to “LGBT Realities”, the first pancanadian survey on LGBT communities conducted by CROP for the benefit of the Fondation Jasmin Roy, 13% of the Canadian population belongs to the LGBT community

MONTREAL, Aug. 9, 2017  – According to the recent Fondation Jasmin Roy survey “LGBT Realities”, 13% of the Canadian population belongs to the LGBT community. Because they fear being rejected, hindered from progressing in their careers or mocked and bullied, 54% of LGBT respondents have not come out to their work colleagues, and 45% have not come out to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017121 Views

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Tobacco Plains Indian Band Breaks Ground on New Community Hub – Columbia Basin Trust

Trust provides $500,000 to new community building. Members of the Tobacco Plains Indian Band will soon have a safe and welcoming space where they can access services and come together. Yesterday was an important day as the community and supporters gathered to break ground for a new Community Administration & Health Centre, funded in part […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201784 Views

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Homelessness one of lasting impacts of Indian residential schools – CBC

First Nations photographer Ken Armstrong tells the story through photos Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/homelessness-one-of-lasting-impacts-of-indian-residential-schools-1.2588653

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201784 Views

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New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 9, 2017  By Jordan Press THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing a more active role in keeping young people off the streets. The study, to be released Wednesday, found […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 201792 Views

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Nominations are Now Being Accepted For the National ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE NATIONAL ‘EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH LEADERSHIP AWARD’. Ottawa, ON, Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 – In partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) announces that nominations for the ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’ are now open.  The award is designed to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 2017255 Views

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Canada Without Poverty Submission to Pre-Budget Consultations for Budget 2018

08-1-17 Canada Without Poverty has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance’s Pre-Budget Consultations in advance of the 2018 budget, calling for the government to take immediate steps to support the economic contributions of people in Canada and meet the country’s obligations under international human rights law. Recommendations include: implementing a human rights […]

by aanationtalk on August 8, 2017115 Views

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NAMHR Annual Meeting

August 25, 2017 Montreal, Quebec Our annual meeting of the Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research is in Montreal on Friday, August 25, 2017 from 8:30 to 5 PM at the Institute of Community & Family Psychiatry, 4333 Côte-Ste-Catherine Road. There is no fee for the meeting but we need to know attendance to arrange […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201796 Views

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We need to protect drinking water, not just treat it – The Brooks Bulletin

Our drinking water comes from a kitchen tap — that’s the belief of most Canadians. And why would we think otherwise? We pay our water bills, as we do our phone and Internet bills, and so we expect a safe and reliable service. And yet, water is a very different service. Without phone or Internet […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201755 Views

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Helping to Shape a Local Model of Care – North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)

Helping to Shape a Local Model of Care August 3, 2017 — For close to a year, this physician has been meeting with patients and providers, working to develop a plan to better coordinate care for people living in rural areas of Northeastern Ontario. For her work with Rural Health Hubs (RHH), Dr. Janet McLeod […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201756 Views

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CWP: Chew On This! Food for thought on poverty

Canada has a poverty problem. 4.9 million people across Canada currently live in poverty, 1.3 million of whom are children. 235,000 people experience homelessness annually. 1 in 8 Canadian households struggle to put food on the table. Across the country, people now recognize that, while shelters and food banks are vital and necessary services to […]

by pmnationtalk on August 8, 201754 Views

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AFN Points to Water Priorities on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – Water Canada

August 8, 2017 To mark the tenth anniversary of the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on August 9, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) national Chief Perry Bellegarde expressed his commitment to the full implementation of the United Nations Declaration, including its resolutions that relate to water. “Today, First Nations stand in […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 2017131 Views

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Water containers often contaminated: Study – North Bay Nugget

August 8, 2017 Researchers studying higher rates of gastrointestinal illness in Inuit communities have a message for all Canadians: wash your water bottles and storage containers. “People don’t really think about it,” said Sherilee Harper, co-author of the study recently published in the journal “Environmental Science and Pollution Research.” “You know, it’s just water going […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201754 Views

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Health and Social Services Minister Glen Abernethy Statement on Arsenic Signage in the Yellowknife Area

Yellowknife (August 4, 2017) – Minister Abernethy issued the following statement on arsenic signage in the Yellowknife Area: “Protecting the health and safety of Northerners is a priority for me and I am committed to making sure that everybody who lives in or visits Yellowknife has the information they need to confidently and safely enjoy the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017211 Views

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WAG: Calling All Knitters! CRAFTED 2017 Supports Winnipeg Children and Youth

Two-day juried show and sale features artisans from Manitoba and Canada’s North Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 3, 2017: Handmade toques, mitts, and socks will provide a colourful backdrop to this year’s CRAFTED: Show + Sale on November 3 and 4 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. The third annual craft fair will once again feature a handmade […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017136 Views

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Farewell interview with Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, former Scientific Director of CIHR-IMHA

Dr. Hani El-Gabalawy, an internationally respected rheumatologist, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, and a senior clinician at the University of Manitoba, served as Scientific Director of CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA) from April 2013 – June 2017. He forged collaborations among researchers and clinicians to improve the health and well-being of those who suffer from […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017112 Views

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B.C.’s First Nation families devastated by drug deaths – Times Colonist

Shirley Jones said she was devastated to learn that three young men in her family from the Tseshaht First Nation in Port Alberni died in recent weeks from suspected fentanyl overdoses. “It’s heart-wrenching living this [crisis] at work and then hearing about these young people in my mother’s family,” said Jones, who is a custodian […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 201777 Views

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Partners Call for Systems-Wide Response to Overdose Emergency in Collaboration with First Nations in BC with Release of New Data​

August 03, 2017 COAST SALISH TERRITORY – VANCOUVER, B.C. – Experts attribute ongoing and historic colonization, trauma and dispossession of lands and resources as contributing to the impacts of the overdose public health emergency for First Nations peoples in B.C. Preliminary data released today point to emerging trends that First Nations peoples are overrepresented in this […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017325 Views

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BR Supervised Consumption – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 4, 2017  Victoria has received permission to open its first government-sanctioned supervised consumption site, where people will be able to inject illicit drugs in the presence of medical staff. The move is made possible under a Health Canada exemption from Canada’s drug laws granted to the Vancouver Island Health […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 201785 Views

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NS Nursing Home Deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 4, 2017  HALIFAX – Two more Nova Scotia nursing home residents have died after being pushed by other residents. The cases _ previously undisclosed and outlined in coroner’s reports obtained through a freedom of information request _ bring the number of such deaths since 2008 to 11. The two […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 201794 Views

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Data reveal First Nations in B.C. three times more likely to fatally overdose – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 3, 2017 14:43 VANCOUVER _ Data released by provincial officials suggest First Nations people in British Columbia are three time more likely to die of illicit drug overdoses. It’s the first time the information has been released in B.C., but it’s a year old because of various steps involved in making it public. The First Nations Health Authority […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 2017148 Views

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Kwantlen First Nation to Build Healing Lodge In Defiance of Kinder Morgan – The Runner

August 3, 2017 The Kwantlen Student Association is contributing $6,000 to the project Joseph Keller, Staff Writer With some financial support from the Kwantlen Student Association, the Kwantlen First Nation is planning a building project meant to throw an obstacle in the way of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. The KSA will contribute $6,000 towards a […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201794 Views

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Ontario women get free access to abortion pill as of Aug. 10 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 3, 2017 TORONTO – Women in Ontario will be able to get an abortion pill for free with a prescription as of Aug. 10. Mifegymiso, an alternative to surgical abortion, is a combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. It can be used to terminate pregnancies at an early […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 201793 Views

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay man completes bike ride across country – The Telegram

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY — It wasn’t planned, but it was poignant. Matthew Pike of Happy Valley-Goose Bay ended his cross-country bicycle ride in St. John’s Aug. 1 on what would have been his cousin Craig Pike’s 37th birthday. Craig was the inspiration behind the journey. Born with spina bifida, Craig was in and out of […]

by ahnationtalk on August 3, 2017104 Views

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New MUHC study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis

Current strategy of annual screening in North America is expensive and ineffective July 31, 2017 Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201792 Views

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Manitoba Government Makes Regional Health Authority Board Appointments

August 01, 2017 The Manitoba government has made several appointments to the boards of the province’s five regional health authorities, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “Regional health authority boards guide the important work of providing the right care in the right place at the right time,” said Goertzen. “These […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017263 Views

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Minister Haggie Provides Update Mental Health Project Teams and Recovery Council

July 31, 2017 Following the release of the Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan in June, leaders for seven project teams have been selected and are now in place. The teams will comprise people and families with lived experience, policy makers, clinicians, regional health authority staff, and representatives from the community and government and will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 2017131 Views

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The Daily Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Measured body mass index, Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition, 2015 Results from the 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey – Nutrition were previously released on June 20, 2017. Today’s release makes available four additional CANSIM tables on the body mass index of children, youth and adults. These tables are based on the height and weight […]

by pmnationtalk on August 1, 201765 Views

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National review needed following report on tubal ligations: researchers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 31, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Two researchers who documented unwanted tubal ligations and “inherent racism” experienced by Indigenous women navigating the health-care system in Saskatoon say a national review is needed to determine if other Aboriginal women have experienced similar trauma. Yvonne Boyer, a lawyer and a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 2017170 Views

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Changes to administrative segregation and mental health policy

July 31, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has made important changes to the way inmates with significant mental health needs are managed, and to the policy framework for administrative segregation. As of tomorrow, August 1, 2017, there are specific groups of inmates who will not be […]

by pmnationtalk on July 31, 2017122 Views

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Nunavut gov’t explores possibility of trauma, addictions treatment centre – CBC

Territory has been without residential treatment centre for almost 20 years Jul 31, 2017 After years of promises and false starts, the Nunavut government is exploring the possibility of opening the territory’s first residential trauma and addictions treatment centre in decades. A government division responsible for suicide prevention and wellness, the Quality of Life Secretariat, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201750 Views

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