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Trent U – Medicine Unbundled: A Journey Through The Minefields of Indigenous Health Care

Event Date: November 2, 2017 A Pine Tree Book Talk – Chanie Wenjack – School for Indigenous Studies A talk by Gary Geddes, the author and editor of 49 books, recipient of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize (American Region) and Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence. “Medicine Unbundled” is the result of 4 years of research […]

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TRU: Aboriginal health researcher named a Difference Maker

October 19, 2017 His extensive background in Indigenous health has made TRU faculty member Dr. Rod McCormick one of the country’s 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health. McCormick is from the Mohawk (Kanienkehaka) Nation. His work has included advocating for dedicated research on Indigenous health, founding and co-chairing the National Aboriginal Health Steering Committee and […]

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Media Advisory: Infrastructure announcement in Afton

Afton, Nova Scotia, October 20, 2017 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important infrastructure event regarding the Highway 104 Paqtnkek Interchange Project with Rodger Cuzner, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton—Canso, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Lloyd Hines, Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation […]

by pmnationtalk on October 20, 201721 Views

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Conference of Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health

Edmonton, October 19, 2017 Provincial and territorial (P/T) health ministers met today in Edmonton, Alberta to discuss ongoing collaboration in key areas, including mental health and substance use, the opioid crisis, pharmaceutical drug coverage, innovation and health care funding challenges. “This meeting provides an excellent opportunity to share information and knowledge, work together on common […]

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Canada’s health ministers set to discuss progress on legalizing marijuana – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 20, 2017 EDMONTON _ It’s cannabis day today at the meeting of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers in Edmonton. Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor is to deliver an update on progress to have marijuana legalized as of July 1. Ottawa is in charge of the overall rules on health and […]

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Media Advisory: Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health Meeting

EDMONTON, AB, October 19, 2017 – A meeting of Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers of Health will take place in Edmonton on Friday, October 20, 2017. The meeting will be co-chaired by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Sarah Hoffman, Minister of Health for Alberta. A photo opportunity (cameras only) with the Ministers […]

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Health ministers looking at electronic database to fight opioid crisis – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Dean Bennett THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers are looking at ways of working together, including an electronic prescription database, to fight the growing crisis in opioid addictions. “(It’s about) ensuring that there is consistent understanding no matter what jurisdiction you’re in about what has been prescribed […]

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Comedy Night Fundraising Event – November 30, 2017

On behalf of Aboriginal Engagement and Outreach, we are pleased to be hosting a Comedy Night fundraising event with special guests Don Burnstick and Manifest Destiny’s Child. You are invited to join us on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Auditorium, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Doors […]

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N’Mninoeyaa Annual Report 16-17

ANNUAL REPORT 16-17 Mental Wellness Announcement- Gov. of Canada NT4

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201727 Views

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Chiefs: Set the Table for National Transformative Change

COAST SALISH TERRITORY, VANCOUVER, Oct. 19, 2017 – First Nations community Chiefs, health leads and policy makers across the country have called for the transformation of health and social services. This work cannot wait. Recently, in words and actions, the federal government has expressed an interest in renovating the creaky old structures of Indigenous and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201736 Views

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From poverty to prosperity – OFIFC research project takes a new approach to an old problem

October 18, 2017 Seven Friendship Centre communities in Ontario are tackling poverty by working to understand what prosperity looks like in their communities. The Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) is working in partnership with these communities to conduct a large-scale research project, Ganohonyohk, to identify poverty reduction strategies through the lens of prosperity. “When we […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201722 Views

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Rocket debris is a risk to Inuit food security – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  By Tiff-Annie Kenny, Nereus Program Fellow; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Ottawa and Tad Lemieux, PhD researcher in sovereignty and rhetoric, Carleton University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201721 Views

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Do no harm: National conference explores blending Indigenous and mainstream medicine – Thespec.com

Uneasy marriage of native and mainstream medicine explored at Indigenous health conference in Hamilton Oct 17, 2017 Freshly-minted McMaster med school graduates slipped on ceremonial short white coats, symbolizing their passage toward become doctors. It felt, Amy Montour thought, like a secret society she had joined. And then a speaker celebrated them: You are the […]

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Health ministers to talk cannabis, opioids during two day meeting in Edmonton – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 19, 2017  EDMONTON _ Canada’s health ministers kick off a two-day meeting in Edmonton today, and topics on the agenda include the ongoing opioid crisis and the pending legalization of cannabis. Deaths from opioid abuse are expected to surpass 3,000 this year, and the ministers say they need to compare notes on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201729 Views

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Radon tests to be required for Yukon day homes, child care centres: territory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 18, 2017  By Taylor Blewett, Whitehorse Star THE CANADIAN PRESS WHITEHORSE _ The Yukon government will make radon testing a licensing requirement for new and existing child care centres and day homes in the territory. If the tests are positive, those same facilities must also act to reduce radon gas concentrations, the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 19, 201726 Views

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Future health professionals receive new training to better care for Indigenous people

Attention assignment editors: Media can attend the inaugural workshop Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon and interview students afterward. To attend, contact Erik Rolfsen: erik.rolfsen@ubc.ca or 604-209-3048. Students from 11 of UBC’s health-related programs will come together for the first time on Thursday for a new learning experience designed to help them better serve Indigenous people. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201731 Views

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The community is excited’: Indigenous doctor working in Wallaceburg and Walpole Island – CBC

Dr. Samantha Boshart wants to bring about a better understanding of traditional medicine Oct 18, 2017 A new Indigenous doctor now serving patients in Wallaceburg and Walpole Island is hoping to help bring a better understanding of traditional medicine into mainstream healthcare. Dr. Samantha Boshart is currently working part-time at clinics in the community and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 201727 Views

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Nipissing U: Conference aims to advance health care education

October 17, 2017 Health care and health education are subjects in which every Ontarian has a vested interest. Today’s health care students are tomorrow’s health care professionals, working to keep people healthy, help them return to good health and provide comfort in difficult times. The Northern Interprofessional Collaborative for Health Education (NICHE) conference, taking place […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201723 Views

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Government of Canada response to the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs: Breaking Point: The Suicide Crisis in Indigenous Communities

INTRODUCTION The Government of Canada thanks the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs for the report and agrees with the spirit and intent of the recommendations. As a Government, we are deeply concerned with the disproportionately high rates of suicide in some Indigenous communities.  We agree that more needs to be done to support […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201764 Views

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Health ministers set for meetings in Edmonton on Indigenous health, opioids – Edmonton Journal

October 17, 2017 Indigenous health, opioids and medical assistance in dying will be the major topics on the agenda later this week as Alberta Health Minister Sarah Hoffman hosts her counterparts from around the country. Two days of meetings are set for Thursday and Friday at the Federal Building on the legislature grounds. New federal […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201723 Views

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FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 7.2 million meals

FCC Drive Away Hunger provides over 7.2 million meals October 18, 2017 Farm Credit Canada (FCC), along with its industry partners, participating schools and volunteers, have provided over 7.2 million meals for food banks nationwide, far surpassing this year’s goal for FCC Drive Away Hunger. “Every meal is a step toward a better future for someone […]

by pmnationtalk on October 18, 201738 Views

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Thousands Across Canada Call for an End to Poverty

October 17, 2017 Ottawa, ON — Over 850,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month and one in eight families struggle daily to put food on the table. Two out of every five Northern households are food insecure. 4.8 million people  in Canada live in poverty. October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201728 Views

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Statement by the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17, 2017         Gatineau, Quebec                    Employment and Social Development Canada Today marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, a day that highlights poverty around the world. From the loss of human potential to the high cost of hunger and social isolation, poverty affects us all. It has many faces and especially targets the most […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201740 Views

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NTI: Trichinella in Walrus

TUESDAY OCTOBER 17TH, 2017 USE THROUGH:  October 2017 – December 2017 You can support building the capacity to test for Trichinella in walrus by participating in the Nunavut Trichinella Pilot Detection Program. By providing the whole walrus tongue to the pilot detection program after harvesting, you are creating the capacity to test for Trichinella in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201726 Views

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MNBC Ministry of Health pushing for change in Mental Health and Addiction for Métis in BC

October 12, 2017 (Surrey, BC) – Métis Nation British Columbia’s Director of Health Tanya Davoren (left) had an opportunity to meet with Minister of Mental Health and Addictions the Honourable Judy Darcy (right) at the Dialogue on Early Actions in Vancouver on Wednesday, October 11. Select participants prepared to discuss immediate steps in four areas: […]

by aanationtalk on October 17, 201720 Views

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KRG: Prevention tool for alcohol abuse

Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik is pleased to announce the release of its video on alcohol abuse, including testimonies from victims. This video presents the testimonies of seven women from Nunavik (Arctic Quebec) who share their experiences and their reflections on alcohol abuse. By sharing their personal paths to a healthy lifestyle in front […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201746 Views

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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

October 16, 2017 October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness month. SIDS is defined as the sudden, unexplained death of an infant less than one year old in their sleep and Nunavut has the highest rate of infant mortality in Canada, nearly five times higher than the national average. The Department of Health encourages […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201720 Views

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Ontario Helping People Break the Cycle of Poverty

Innovative Programs will Increase Food Security, Help People Find Jobs and End Homelessness October 17, 2017 9:30 A.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness. Peter Milczyn, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 201735 Views

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2017 NAN Health Summit

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Health Summit will be held November 16 & 17, 2017 at The Senator Hotel, 14 Mountjoy South, Timmins, Ontario. This summit will bring together Chiefs, Health Directors, Councillors, NAN Health Advisory Group, NAN Executive Council and Medical Experts to share knowledge and develop solutions for addressing health transformation and critical […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201732 Views

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RFP: For the Establishment of a Family Healing Centre – Mushkegowuk Council

October 15, 2017 The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify and select a qualified consultant who will identify the feasibility of building a Family Healing Centre within the Mushkegowuk territory, including the development of a business case to secure funding and guide operations. The Mushkegowuk Council constitutes the following seven (7) […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201737 Views

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GNB: Province launches seasonal flu vaccination

16 October 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The publicly funded seasonal flu vaccine is now available in the province. “The risk of severe disease and complications from seasonal influenza is higher among young children, elderly people, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems or other chronic health conditions,” said Dr. Jennifer Russell, acting chief medical […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201716 Views

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New report shows that tobacco use cost Canadians $16.2 billion in 2012

From Health Canada Report also finds that three quarters of deaths as a result of tobacco use between 2002 and 2012 occurred in people aged 65 or older October 16, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Health Canada Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in Canada. Despite declines in tobacco use […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201723 Views

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DLSPH new home for International Journal of Indigenous Health

The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the DLSPH is the new home of the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH), a leading scientific journal that advances knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. “As publisher, we will be able to provide graduate students with an opportunity to work behind the scenes in journal management,” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201725 Views

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Nursing professor awarded national grant to study health equity in Canadian public policy

October 16th, 2017 Dr. Elizabeth McGibbon, a professor in the StFX Rankin School of Nursing, has been awarded $49,800 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to study how health equity is framed in Canadian public policy documents. This two-year research project is the first of its kind in Canada, and […]

by aanationtalk on October 16, 201721 Views

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Drugs at 4 months. Sexual abuse as a child. Now he fights to keep the monster inside – The Star

Gabriel Smarch shared his story: that of a victim who repeatedly cried for help and was ignored, and the story of a victim becoming a violent abuser, a cycle that is far too common in Indigenous communities. Oct. 14, 2017 WHITEHORSE—His mother puts the painkillers in the 4-month-old’s milk bottle to stop his crying and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201731 Views

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Ontario enviro watchdog, First Nation demand health study after ‘Chemical Valley’ investigation – Globalnews.ca

There are growing calls for a community health study in Sarnia, Ont., and Aamjiwnaang First Nation following an investigation that revealed major concerns about government oversight and health risks for residents living near one of Canada’s largest complexes of oil refineries and petro-chemical plants. Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe said it’s “truly shameful” what is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201719 Views

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Alberta shows appreciation for caregivers

October 15, 2017 Foster and kinship caregivers are being recognized for their role in connecting children in need to their families, communities and cultures. The third week in October is Foster and Kinship Caregiver Week in Alberta to acknowledge caregivers who provide safe and healthy homes for children in need. During this week, we celebrate […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201720 Views

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Manitoba Families Encouraged to Get Flu Shot This Fall

October 13, 2017 As influenza viruses begin to circulate, public health officials are encouraging Manitobans to get their free vaccine, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today at the official launch of the 2017-18 influenza immunization campaign. “The flu vaccine provides protection against this serious illness,” said Goertzen.  “Getting the vaccine will […]

by pmnationtalk on October 13, 201737 Views

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Editorial: Watch for signs, don’t be afraid to help – StarPhoenix

The people of Saskatchewan take great pride in their kindness and community spirit. We stop to help someone whose car is broken down along the side of the road. We take dinner to a neighbour who just had a new baby. We raise money for a community member who has cancer. But somewhere along the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201750 Views

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Northwestern Ontario’s uphill battle against opioid addiction – TVO.org

The province has pledged millions to fight the opioid crisis, but only a fraction of that will go to the North Oct 13, 2017 THUNDER BAY — Those who have been fighting the opioid crisis in northwestern Ontario for more than a decade say that while they have seen some progress, the situation remains critical […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 201746 Views

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Lizzie Saunders, dead at 36: the reality of living homeless in Montreal – NunatsiaqOnline

October 12, 2017 MONTREAL—Lizzie Saunders was known among her friends and family for her over-the-top kuniks. To her, if your nose or face didn’t hurt after Inuktitut kisses, you weren’t doing it right, says Barbara McDonald, the president of Tasiutigiit—a Montreal support group for cross-cultural Inuit and First Nations families—and the adoptive mother of Saunders’ […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201725 Views

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Government of Canada invests in health system innovation in the Northwest Territories

Ensuring Northerners have access to the health care they need October 12, 2017 – Yellowknife, NWT – Health Canada Delivering quality health services over long distances to small, isolated communities is an ongoing challenge for all of the territories. The Government of Canada is committed to improving the health services available to all Northerners. On […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201747 Views

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Seniors’ Information Handbook 2017

YELLOWKNIFE (October 11, 2017) — The Government of the Northwest Territories in partnership with the NWT Seniors’ Society has released the 6th edition of the Seniors’ Information Handbook. The Seniors’ Information Handbook (Handbook) provides a comprehensive list of programs and services available to support Northwest Territories seniors. Seniors and their caregivers are encouraged to access the Handbook […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201724 Views

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U Arctic: Invitation to Contribute – OpenEd resource on Northern and Indigenous Health and Health Care

October 12, 2017 The UArctic Thematic Network on Northern Nursing Education invites contributions for an open access, online resource on northern and indigenous health and health care. Topic suggestions can be submitted until November 1, 2017. Dear Colleague, I am writing to invite you to contribute to an Open Education Resource on Northern and Indigenous Health […]

by pmnationtalk on October 12, 201736 Views

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Youth death highlights mental health reform – Pique Newsmagazine

Government pledges Action as Canada marks Mental Illness Awareness Week The Office of the B.C. Representative for Children and Youth has renewed its call for a comprehensive provincial child and youth mental health strategy in the wake of another youth failed by B.C.’s mental health services. Missing Pieces: Joshua’s Story, the latest report from the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201727 Views

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Sask. HIV rate highest in Canada, up 800% in 1 region – CBC

Of 170 new cases in province, 79% of those with the disease self-identified as Indigenous Oct 12, 2017 A year after Saskatchewan doctors called on the provincial government to declare a public health state of emergency over HIV and AIDS, the incidence of both are nearing an all-time high. Dr. Kris Stewart, a physician in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201743 Views

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Saskatoon Health Region responds to proposed sterilization lawsuit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 11, 2017 SASKATOON _ The Saskatoon Health Region has issued a statement on a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Indigenous women were coerced into undergoing tubal ligations. SHR officials say they respect the rights of the women to pursue legal action. The statement also says the region will continue to provide “safe, respectful […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 201739 Views

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Ontario Partnering with City of Ottawa to End Homelessness

October 11, 2017 More Housing, Support Services for Those in Need Ontario is partnering with City of Ottawa to provide more supportive housing and other services for those in need, to reduce poverty and end chronic homelessness. Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, today announced that the province is investing in local, innovative approaches to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201736 Views

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Media Advisory: The Government of Canada invests in health system innovation in the Northwest Territories

From Health Canada YELLOWKNIFE, October 11, 2017 – On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health,  Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health, will make a funding announcement with  Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201732 Views

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Government of Canada takes action to address homelessness in the Montreal Area

October 11, 2017        Montreal, Quebec        Employment and Social Development Canada Youth homelessness is a challenge for every community in the country. The Government of Canada is committed to promoting innovation and investing in projects that give every Canadian, including youth, a real and fair chance at success. Today, the Government of Canada announced an investment […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201753 Views

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