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CAAN: Promising Practices Timiskaming First Nation (TFN)

Indigenous Communities in Canada are experiencing high rates of Hepatitis C.  Injection drug use remains the highest risk factor for contracting this blood to blood virus. Promising Practices in Timiskaming First Nation was filmed over a two-year period beginning in February 2016 – March 2017.  It tells the story of how one community utilized the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20174 Views

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MA: Minister Bennett, the Government of Ontario, and the Kashechewan First Nation to make an important announcement on the health and well-being of Kashechewan First Nation

Kashechewan – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs will participate in the signing ceremony of a Framework Agreement for the safety, health and ongoing sustainability of Kashechewan First Nation, along with Kashechewan First Nation’s Chief Leo Friday and Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, David Zimmer. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20176 Views

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Lack of supportive housing affects everyone – Prince George Citizen

March 29, 2017 I am writing to urge city council to support both of the housing applications from the Aboriginal Housing Society. I would also urge council to encourage the development of even more supported housing in Prince George. If you have ever had a long wait in the emergency department at UHNBC, you have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20177 Views

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Cobourg’s Horizons of Friendship hosts Canada-Guatemala health care exchange – Northumberland News

Northumberland health care workers learn about maternal, newborn and child health in Guatemala COBOURG — Losing five of her children to preventable illnesses, Guatemala Indigenous midwife Nazaria Ajanel knows the value of modern health care. Ajanel was one of five Guatemalan community health-care providers visiting Northumberland and southern Ontario from March 19 to 28 in […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20175 Views

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Federal Budget Takes Long-Term Steps Towards Helping Canadians Living in Poverty

Food Banks Canada’s Response to the 2017 Federal Budget Food Banks Canada is pleased to see the federal government make concrete long-term commitments to support those living with low incomes in the federal budget this week. These commitments mark an important step towards making a difference in the lives of people living in poverty, who […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20176 Views

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Controversial Changes to Drug Patent and Copyright Rules Have Manageable Side Effects – C.D. Howe Institute

Controversial changes to drug patent and copyright rules required under Canada’s recent trade deals will have manageable side effects. March 30, 2017 – Controversial changes to drug patent and copyright rules required under Canada’s recent trade deals will have manageable side effects, according to a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In “Patents, Copyright […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20177 Views

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Shortage of Physiotherapists Limits Access For Some Canadians – The Conference Board of Canada

Ottawa, March 28, 2017—Growth in the employment of physiotherapists has been keeping pace with the sharp increase in demand for their services. This growth, however, has been largely concentrated in the urban centres of Canada’s most populated provinces leaving those on the outskirts underserviced, according to a new report by The Conference Board of Canada. “The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 20174 Views

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TimberWest pledges $100,000 to the new North Island Hospitals

Mar 29, 2017 CAMPBELL RIVER / COMOX VALLEY – TimberWest is announcing a $100,000 contribution towards the new North Island Hospital to add cultural elements to support the joint effort that is underway by Island Health, First Nations Health Authority, and the Aboriginal communities of the North Island in creating a healthcare setting that is […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 20176 Views

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Flatter, Leaner Management Structure Implemented for Regional Health Authorities and NLCHI

March 29, 2017 Regional health authorities, along with the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information (NLCHI), today are implementing a flatter, leaner management structure. This follows on the Provincial Government’s approach to flatter, leaner management as outlined in The Way Forward. The organizational changes announced today will result in streamlined operations and reduce the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 201710 Views

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Legislation Introduced to Create Provincial Health Authority

March 28, 2017 New legislation introduced today will improve frontline patient care by removing arbitrary health region boundaries and create a single Provincial Health Authority. “One Provincial Health Authority that is focused on better coordination of health services across the province will help to ensure patients receive high-quality, timely health care, regardless of where they […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201714 Views

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BR Mba MRI On Hold – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 29, 2017 10: A project to install an M-R-I machine in the hospital at Dauphin, Manitoba has been placed on hold. An addition to the building to hold the equipment is about ready and the facility had expected the equipment to be up and running this month. But the provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 20178 Views

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GOP infighting stalled health reform: will it stall rest of Trump agenda? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 29, 2017 By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS WASHINGTON _ In the screams of a right-wing radio host came the faint whisper of a fractured political coalition. “Lie after lie, year after year, election after election,” Mark Levin shouted this week, in one of his inimitable radio rants. “They degrade themselves. They […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201712 Views

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Sask Health Restructuring, Update – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Mar 28, 2017 18:04 REGINA – The Saskatchewan government has introduced legislation to consolidate the province’s 12 health regions into a single provincial health authority. Health Minister Jim Reiter says the move, which was announced in January, will mean better co-ordination of health services across the province and gives the government […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 201715 Views

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MNO: Warriors Helping Warriors

March 28, 2017 This is the story of how Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Great Lakes Métis Council (GLMC) Senator Ralph Wolf Thistle took on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. PTSD is an anxiety disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, or learning that a traumatic event has happened to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201719 Views

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PSA: Panel and documentary explore men’s mental health

March 24, 2017 Attend a free screening and panel discussion of The Mask You Live In, a documentary that follows the lives of young men as they negotiate strict expectations of manhood. Themes include the rejection of emotions and genuine relationships, which correlate to men’s higher rates of mental illness, suicide and violent crime. Date: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201716 Views

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Patient Ombudsman visits North Bay hospital – BayToday.ca

Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman, Christine Elliott, is visiting the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) this week to learn more about patient-centred initiatives. Ontario’s Patient Ombudsman, Christine Elliott, paid a quick visit to the North Bay Regional Hospital this morning to learn more about patient-centred initiatives taking place in Northeastern Ontario and educate Northerners about […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201719 Views

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Province Announces Ambulance Fees Further Reduced Across Manitoba

March 28, 2017 The Manitoba government is further reducing ambulance fees across the province effective April 1, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “Our mandate was to make sure ambulance fees were affordable for Manitobans living right across the province,” said Goertzen.  “Working with the regional health authorities and other ambulance […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201715 Views

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New federal budget puts Canada on track for palliative care framework – The Catholic Register

March 28, 2017 OTTAWA – With $6 billion earmarked for home and palliative care in the 2017 federal budget, Canada is on track towards making quality end-of-life care more accessible. “This is really good news,” said Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu, whose private member’s Bill C-277 calling for a national palliative care framework has passed the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201716 Views

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Manitoba reducing ambulance fees to $425, still among highest in Canada – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 28, 2017  WINNIPEG _ Ambulance fees are going down slightly in Manitoba starting Saturday. Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen says ambulance fees will go down to $425 or the base fee charged by the service provider if it is lower. Ambulance fees were reduced at the beginning of the year bringing them down […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201713 Views

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Indigenous Health Website Launched – 250 News

March 27, 2017 Prince George, B.C. – What used to be Aboriginal Health is now Indigenous Health and the name change comes as a new Indigenous Health website has been launched. Over the past year, there has been a great deal of work to partner with Indigenous peoples and communities, all with a goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201715 Views

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Statement from Dr. Jane Aubin: Promoting Equity and Excellence in Health Research

March 24, 2017 Equity is an integral part of a sustainable health research ecosystem. Beyond the obvious reality that all researchers should have equitable access to funding for their research, equity also allows for diversity in the system. There have been countless studies that show that diversity—not just of scientific expertise, but of the people […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201714 Views

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Saskatchewan rural bus service a must for vulnerable people: B.C. First Nation – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2017 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Saskatchewan needed innovative ways to continue providing rural bus service instead of gutting it altogether, says an advocate for a British Columbia First Nation that fought for 10 years to get transportation along a route where women have been murdered. Dawn George, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201712 Views

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Today’s Federal Budget Builds Upon Last Year’s $8.4 Billion Investment Over Five Years With an Additional $3.4 Billion in New Funding, Which Includes $828 Million in New Health Investments

Today’s Federal Budget Builds Upon Last Year’s $8.4 Billion Investment Over Five Years With an Additional $3.4 Billion in New Funding, Which Includes $828 Million in New Health Investments Ottawa ON (Mar 22, 2017) – “Today’s federal budget has taken a significant step towards addressing the desperate health needs of First Nations, particularly those suffering […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201759 Views

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Statement – Northern Ontario Social Emergencies Summit

Joint Statement from Federal, Provincial, and First Nations Leaders March 24, 2017 Grand Chief Jonathon Solomon of the Mushkegowuk Council, Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh of the Grand Council Treaty #3, Deputy Grand Chief Jason Smallboy of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Minister of Health Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett, Ontario Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201731 Views

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Queen’s U: Available Expert – Teenager dies after misdiagnosis of tuberculosis

Friday, March 24, 2017 Queen’s University tuberculosis expert Wendy Wobeser is available to comment on the death of 15-year-old Ileen Kooneeliusie, who died in January from tuberculosis. Despite a visit to the local health centre in Nunavut in December, she was only diagnosed with TB hours before her death. Friday, March 24 is World TB […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201714 Views

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Message from the Minister of Health World Tuberculosis Day

From Health Canada Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, yet it remains one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. March 24 marks World Tuberculosis Day, providing us with an opportunity to raise awareness of the disease, and to encourage efforts to eliminate it. In Canada, rates of TB are low; however, Indigenous peoples continue […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201710 Views

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On World TB Day, researcher urges more focus on TB reduction in Nunavut – NunatsiaqOnline

March 24, 2017 “Any TB death is too many” Now matter how you look at the public health numbers, tuberculosis rates among Inuit are “too high,” underlining the need for more TB awareness, screening and treatment, says Dr. Gonzalo Alvarez, a TB researcher and respirologist at the Ottawa Hospital. Those high numbers include a rate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201725 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Latent Tuberculosis Study

From Public Health Agency of Canada March 24, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Public Health Agency of Canada Tuberculosis (TB) is preventable and curable, yet it remains one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. In Canada, rates of TB are low; however, there is greater incidence among Canadian Indigenous people and among foreign-born individuals […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201717 Views

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First Nations say suicide crisis requires same response as natural disasters – CBC

Mar 24, 2017 ‘Social emergencies summit’ aims to create template for government response in First Nations A rash of suicides; a car crash that claims multiple members of the same family; the arrival of a new, highly addictive drug — First Nations in northern Ontario say these kinds of social emergencies require the same approach […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201715 Views

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All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions Releases Report and Recommendations

March 24, 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador’s All-Party Committee on Mental Health and Addictions has completed its mandate, today releasing its report and recommendations to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. Titled Towards Recovery: A Vision for a Renewed Mental Health and Addictions System, the report outlines 54 recommendations on the following areas: Promotion, Prevention and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201720 Views

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North East LHIN Funds Support for Seniors and Palliative Patients on Manitoulin Island

March 24, 2017 – Like many seniors, Mary* would prefer to stay in her own home. However, with diabetes and arthritis, she is finding it a lot harder to make meals and perform other activities of daily living. She could use some help but isn’t sure where to find it. The North East Local Health […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201714 Views

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Federal budget initiatives to reduce health inequities and support sustainable food system

Mar 23, 2017 TORONTO, ON — Yesterday’s federal budget, tabled by the Honourable Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau, indicate a commitment to addressing issues that cause health inequities for many Canadian households. Dietitians of Canada applauds the measures that will reduce household food insecurity by supporting income security, strengthen Indigenous communities, and provide targeted funding for home care […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201714 Views

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Targeted funding adds more health program seats on Vancouver Island

March 23, 2017 VICTORIA – More health-care seats are being added at three public post-secondary institutions on Vancouver Island through one-time funding of $345,000 to ensure that health demands for patients are being met in local communities. The three institutions receiving funding are: Camosun College – $165,000 North Island College – $96,800 Vancouver Island University […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201714 Views

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Think Tuberculosis Is a Thing of the Past in Canada? Think Again – The Tyee

Drug shortages, lack of availability mean disease remains a real threat to vulnerable communities. Tuberculosis kills more people than any other infectious disease on the planet. Nevertheless, TB is not high on the lists of health concerns of most Canadians. While it cut a wide swath through the population a century ago, rising standards of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201715 Views

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Federal budget’s new investment and cultural focus welcomed by Indigenous addictions and mental wellness advocate

Federal budget’s new investment and cultural focus welcomed by Indigenous addictions and mental wellness advocate Chatham-Kent, ON (March 24, 2017) The national voice advocating for First Nations culturally-based addictions and mental health services is welcoming the new federal budget as a positive sign of Canada’s commitment to improve Indigenous health outcomes. Carol Hopkins, executive director […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201770 Views

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Fraying at the edges – The Coast

Former member say that in its effort to plan for the future, the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is forgetting about the HIV-positive people it’s supposed to serve. There were more people at the zombie walk last year than the AIDS walk. Dressed in tattered costumes and gruesome make-up, over 100 people shambled around the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201719 Views

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Curve Lake First Nation still waiting for funding to fix water system, despite promises in two consecutive federal budgets – The Peterborough Examiner

Although the federal government’s 2017 budget includes money for First Nations health care and housing, one local chief says she doubts her people will benefit. Chief Phyllis Williams of Curve Lake First Nation says she’s not holding out hope for federal funding. She said that’s because the feds have yet to make any progress on […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201732 Views

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$7 million Community Poverty Reduction Fund – Vancouver Foundation

March 22, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province has announced investment of $24 million to support community programs, increase access to fresh food, offer dental and hearing care for B.C.’s most vulnerable children, and provide $7 million for a new Community Poverty Reduction Fund administered by Vancouver Foundation. The Community Poverty Reduction Fund is designed to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201713 Views

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Canadian Nurses Association applauds removal of critical federal legislative barriers to nurse practitioners

Ottawa, March 22, 2017 — The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) today welcomed the investments in health outlined by the federal government in Budget 2017. CNA and Canada’s nurse practitioners (NPs) welcome the new budget’s announcement which comprehensively enables NPs to certify patients for the federal Disability Tax Credit. With this modernization of legislation, NPs are now […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201720 Views

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WHO issues ethics guidance to protect rights of TB patients

22 March 2017 | GENEVA – New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected. TB, the world’s top infectious disease killer, claims 5 000 lives each […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 20178 Views

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Residential long-term care unit in the Kitikmeot Regional Health Centre officially opened

Residential long-term care unit in the Kitikmeot Regional Health Centre officially opened Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (March 22, 2017) – The official opening of the renovated residential long-term care unit in the Kitikmeot Regional Health Centre took place today with a ribbon cutting officiated by Nunavut’s Minister of Health George Hickes. “This residential long-term care unit […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201711 Views

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She was my only girl’: Nunavut teen’s death sheds light on failures in fighting TB – CBC

Despite territory’s high rate of tuberculosis, Ileen Kooneeliusie was not diagnosed in time to save her life Mar 23, 2017 Matthew Kilabuk walks into the Inns North hotel in Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut, and begins blowing on his hands to warm them up. It is -30 C outside, without wind chill. Kilabuk, a well-known local artist who’s […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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Coroner’s jury wants better mental health support for Vancouver transit police – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 22, 2017 BURNABY, B.C. _ A coroner’s jury is recommending that transit police in the Vancouver area work more closely with mental health providers following the death of a man who repeatedly stabbed himself and was shot by an officer at a grocery store more than two years ago. Naverone Woods, 23, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 201717 Views

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Government of Nunavut launches Let’s Be Aware

CAMBRIDGE BAY, Nunavut (March 22, 2017) – Minister of Finance Keith Peterson launched Let’s Be Aware / Ujjiqsuqta, a responsible use of alcohol campaign today. “This campaign is consistent with the Government of Nunavut’s commitment to help reduce the harm caused by alcohol in our communities,” said Minister Peterson. “Our government pledged to promote healthy […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201723 Views

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Why Can’t We Get Clean Water to First Nations Communities? – U Of Guelph

March 22, 2017 Turn on the tap, and what happens? For most of us in Canada, out comes clean water. But in some places in this country, it’s not that simple, says Sheri Longboat. Out of Canada’s roughly 600 First Nations communities, about one in five are under drinking water advisories, including about 70 communities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201743 Views

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First Nations Teens Create Innovative Smoking Prevention Campaign for Youth in BC

Mar 20, 2017 First Nations teens and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) have announced a new smoking prevention campaign aimed at preventing the use of commercial tobacco among First Nations youth aged 13-16. The campaign was officially launched yesterday at the opening ceremony of the province’s Junior All Native Basketball Tournament in Kelowna. The […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20179 Views

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MHCC: Make a difference in Mental Health – Join our Board of Directors!

Make a difference in Mental Health – Join our Board of Directors! The Mental Health Commission of Canada is seeking applications to fill several positions on our Board of Directors. We are looking for people from all walks of Canadian life who are dedicated to the improvement of the lives of people with mental health […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201718 Views

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Med student eager to advance Aboriginal initiatives – Queen’s Gazette

March 17, 2017 On March 21, the Queen’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force will present its final report with recommendations to the university community. The historical milestone will be marked with an event that day at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 5:30-7 pm. Leading up to and following the event, the Gazette is featuring […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201715 Views

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The Daily Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Canadian Community Health Survey, 2015 Perceived mental health is an important indicator of overall well-being and provides a general indication of the population suffering from some form of mental disorder, mental or emotional problems, or distress. In 2015, almost three-quarters (72.4%) of Canadians aged 12 or older reported that their mental health was excellent or […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 201714 Views

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Letter to Chiefs and Leaders on FNHC and INAC MoU

Dear Respected Chiefs and Leaders, As representatives to the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), we are pleased to share this update on recent developments related to the work of the FNHC. New Partnership with Canada: The federal government has established an ambitous agenda for change. The federal government has committed to a renewed Nation-to-Nation relationship […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201742 Views

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