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‘The emergency room is only for emergencies’: Inuit family says health services neglect lead to death of loved one – APTN News

November 16, 2018 An Inuit family in Nunavik says neglect of health services led to the death of a loved one in their community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec. The Kasudluak family was testifying before Quebec’s inquiry Thursday in Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik. The inquiry is examining the relationship between some of the province’s departments and Indigenous […]

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Alberta government signs Jordan’s Principle agreement with feds, First Nations group – Globalnews.ca

November 16, 2018 The Alberta government has signed an agreement intended to help First Nations children. The province has signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Jordan’s Principle with the First Nations Health Consortium and the federal government. The provincial government said the consortium and two governments will work together to co-ordinate services in Alberta, […]

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Next level nursing: Dwayne Pettyjohn prepares for Camosun’s innovative new health centre

November 13, 2018 When Dwayne Pettyjohn was working as an ambulance attendant in Toronto, he decided to pursue nursing because it combined helping others with an opportunity to learn transferable skills. “I’ve always been interested in health care and how nursing opens up a variety of portable career paths,” he explains. “You can go around […]

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AB Government: Better supports for First Nations children

November 15, 2018 Alberta is the first province to implement Jordan’s Principle, which will help First Nations children access the services they need, when they need them. Related informa`ion Jordan’s Principle Memorandum of understanding on implementation of Jordan’s Principle Child intervention action plan First Nations Health Consortium The Alberta government is taking another landmark step […]

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Supervised consumption site for youth among ideas in new report on youth addiction – Globalnews.ca

November 15, 2018 The need for harm reduction is key to helping save young lives. That’s a key conclusion of a new report released by the province’s Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) focusing on substance use. The report, titled “Time to Listen: Youth Voices on Substance Use,” drew on information collected by 100 youth […]

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CMA slams move to allow employers to require doctor’s note for minor illnesses – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018  By Adam Burns THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A national doctors’ group is raising concerns about the Ontario government’s move to allow employers to require workers to provide a doctor’s note to explain even minor illnesses, such as the common cold. Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Gigi Osler says the […]

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Canada signs Memorandum of Understanding with 11 First Nations and Alberta towards full implementation of Jordan’s Principle

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 15, 2018 — Edmonton, Treaty 6 Territory, Alberta — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada, Government of Alberta and First Nations partners are working together to ensure that First Nations children in Alberta can access the supports and services they need, when they need them. Today the Honourable Jane […]

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B.C.’s Midwives Call on Province for Greater Support and Investment in Midwifery Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Research shows midwifery improves health outcomes for newborns and parents Approximately $145 M in healthcare savings delivered by B.C. midwives since 2011 New investment will bring maternity care services closer to home for British Columbians Victoria, B.C. – The Midwives Association of British Columbia (MABC) today was at the B.C. Legislature, calling […]

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NorthMart Pharmacy in Iqaluit to resume prescription services

Winnipeg, MB, November 15, 2018 – The NorthMart Pharmacy in Iqaluit, NU is pleased to announce today that it will resume full prescription services for Iqaluit and up-island residents on Saturday, November 17. “NorthMart is grateful to our pharmacy team for their contributions in ensuring we are able to re-open so soon after the fire […]

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Minister Tassi visits Northern Ontario, reaffirms Government of Canada’s strong vision for healthy aging of senior

From: Employment and Social Development Canada November 15, 2018 Elliott Lake, Ontario Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors are an important part of our social fabric, and they contribute to building a stronger Canada. They have made countless contributions and we want to make sure they continue to do so. That is why the Government […]

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Grand Chief Dumas – “The prevalence of diabetes is one of the most pressing health issues” – Net Newsledger

14 November 2018 TREATY ONE, MB – “The prevalence of diabetes in First Nations is one of the most pressing health issues in our communities today,” said Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “On World Diabetes Day, I encourage First Nations families to continue to practice their cultures and traditional dietary practices.” “Our people have always known […]

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AFN national chief urges action on ‘gross human rights violation’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018  By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Forced sterilizations of Indigenous women are reprehensible and must immediately be stopped, says Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde. The scope of the problem must also be examined across Canada, Bellegarde said. “It is wrong, it is immoral, it is […]

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BR Quebec Ottawa Health Spat – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 15, 2018 Quebec Premier Francois Legault is telling Ottawa to butt out of the province’s business on health care. Legault told reporters, “We will not be dictated to by the federal government.” The strong words were in reaction to news that Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor threatened the […]

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Media advisory: Government of Canada, First Nations Health Consortium, and Government of Alberta to sign Tripartite Memorandum of Understanding on Jordan’s Principle

From: Indigenous Services Canada Treaty 6 Territory, Alberta — Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services alongside Chiefs from Maskwacis, Chief Joseph Weasel Child from Siksika Nation, Chief Clara Moberly from Bigstone Cree Nation and Kee Tas Kee Now Tribal Council which are represented by the First Nations Health Consortium […]

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Nain residents encouraged to get screened for TB

November 14, 2018 The Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development, in collaboration with Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority (LGH), today launched a campaign aimed at encouraging residents of Nain, who have yet to do so, to get screened for tuberculosis. “By choosing to be screened you are playing a major role towards eliminating TB in […]

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Fifth Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Clinic Opens in Selkirk

November 14, 2018 Clinics Offer Front-line Help For Manitobans: Friesen SELKIRK—Manitoba’s fifth Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine (RAAM) clinic has opened, providing an option for residents of the Interlake-Eastern region seeking help from addictions, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced here today. “In just over two months, RAAM clinics have proven to […]

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Sandy Lake First Nation works in partnership with the Government of Canada to upgrade and expand water treatment plant

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 14, 2018 — Sandy Lake First Nation, Treaty 5 Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to build water and wastewater facilities and improve reliable access to safe, clean drinking water. Today, Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, […]

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Applications Being Accepted for Community Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Fund Program

November 14, 2018 The Department of Health and Community Services is inviting applications for the 2018-19 Community Addictions Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Fund Program. The fund provides financial support to individuals, community groups, schools and non-profit organizations interested in increasing awareness and understanding of mental health and addictions in Newfoundland and Labrador. The application […]

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Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for the Hamlet of Whale Cove

The Department of Health advises residents of the Hamlet of Whale Cove that the boil water advisory is lifted. For more information, contact your Regional Environmental Health Officer at 867-645-8071. ### Media Contact: Sarah Paterson A/ Manager, Communications Department of Health 867-975-5762 spaterson@gov.nu.ca NT5

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First Nations Health Managers Association Announces a Night of Excellence in First Nations Health

First Nations Health Managers Association Announces a Night of Excellence in First Nations Health Ottawa, ON (November 15, 2018) – The 2018 Certified First Nations Health Manager (CFNHM) graduation awards ceremonies took place on November 6th at 6:30 PM at the Fairmont Springs Hotel, Banff, AB. This year the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) […]

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Media Advisory: Peterborough Public Health Nurses to Hold Information Picket at Board of Health

PETERBOROUGH, ON, Nov. 14, 2018 – Following a very successful information picket held last week, Public Health Nurses working for Peterborough Health Unit will be hold a second picket this afternoon prior to the Board of Health meeting. “Our nurses believe strongly that the community deserves to get maximum benefit of the specialized education our […]

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On World Diabetes Day, the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs encourages families to practice their First Nations cultures

Treaty One Territory, MB – The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs acknowledges November 14 as World Diabetes Day. The theme for this year is “The Family & Diabetes.” “The prevalence of diabetes in First Nations is one of the most pressing health issues in our communities today,” said Grand Chief Arlen Dumas. “On World Diabetes Day, I encourage First Nations […]

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Nunatukavut contributes $5000 to Diabetes Canada through Liz’s Walk

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, November 14, 2018 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced another $5,000 contribution to Diabetes Canada through Liz’s Walk. Liz’s Walk is a cause started by Guy Poole over 13 years ago in memory of his wife, Elizabeth (Liz) Poole, who lost her life to complications from diabetes. Each year, […]

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City of Iqaluit: Distribution Channels in place for On-going Food and Supplies

NOVEMBER 13, 2018 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – As a result of the Northmart fire, the City would like to advise residents that retailers are working closely together to ensure the on-going provisions of food and supplies. Available warehouse space has been secured by the retailers, and distribution arrangements are in place to continue to efficiently and effectively […]

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Government of Yukon releases action plan to tackle opioid crisis

November 13, 2018 The Government of Yukon today released its Opioid Action Plan to help tackle the growing number of drug-related overdoses and deaths in the territory. The plan contains both short- and long-term activities to be implemented over the next two years and has four pillars: harm reduction, public awareness, surveillance, and improved addictions and pain […]

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Indigenous health agency to develop family centre – The London Free Press

November 13, 2018 City hall is handing over control for London’s newest family centre to an Indigenous health agency chosen to build and lead the facility. Close to $6 million in provincial funds will flow through city hall to construct and begin operations at the family centre, offering programs and services for Indigenous children and […]

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Nunavut’s Inuit birthright org hires its first female CEO – Nunatsiaq News

November 13, 2018 Kilikvak Karen Kabloona leaves Nunavut government to start with NTI in December Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. has a new chief executive officer. Kilikvak Karen Kabloona has been hired as the Inuit organization’s top administrator. NTI claimed in a news release that she’s the first woman to fill the role of CEO at NTI. […]

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Airline offers free flight for potatoes headed to Iqaluit – CBC

Need for food punctuated by major fire Nov 13, 2018 When Ottawa organic farmer Michael Milsom saw the images of flames engulfing Iqaluit’s largest grocery store, he thought the Arctic community would need help to replace the lost food before a bitter winter set in. Milsom, who operates Mike’s Garden Harvest on River Road, called […]

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Indigenous peoples left behind by unfair, unequal health services – Hill Times

Nov. 14, 2018 The colonial guardian-and-ward theory continues to permeate Canadian health policy when it comes to Indigenous peoples’ access. Canada’s health-care system is a source of national pride. This conviction is challenged, however, when one considers the growing body of research that has identified an unequal and unfair application of health policy. There are […]

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Ravenquest Receives Migrated License From Health Canada Permitting B2b Sales Of Cannabis

November 13, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia:  RavenQuest BioMed Inc. (the “Company” or “RavenQuest”) – (CSE: RQB  OTCQB: RVVQF Frankfurt: 1IT) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bloomera Inc. (“Bloomera”), has received its business to business (“B2B”) sales license from Health Canada (the “B2B Licence”).  The B2B License immediately permits RavenQuest to sell dried […]

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Inuk woman sheds light on dramatic impact of poor services in Quebec’s far north – CBC

Lucy Kumarluk’s brother died in 2002, while living in Montreal. Now, her son lives there and won’t come home Nov 13, 2018 Lucy Kumarluk breaks down when she thinks about her son, his life on the streets in Montreal and the brother she lost in the same city 16 years ago. “We thought it would […]

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Government of Canada Supports National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Mentoring Project for Indigenous Peoples Living Off Reserve

From: Public Health Agency of Canada New funding brings FASD training directly to communities November 13, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada People born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can face life-long mental, physical, behavioural and learning disabilities. In Canada, FASD is the leading known cause of preventable developmental disability, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201845 Views

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What’s working and what’s not in Canada’s cancer system – Report points to where action is needed

The 2018 Cancer System Performance Report compares provinces and territories in key areas of cancer care from prevention through to treatment and survivorship Toronto, ON (November 13, 2018) – The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) has released their 2018 Cancer System Performance Report. This is the latest in a series of reports that shine a light […]

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Amnesty calls for accountability on coerced sterilization of Indigenous women – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 12, 2018  OTTAWA _ Amnesty International Canada is calling on the federal government to appoint a special representative to hear from Indigenous women coerced into sterilization procedures _ to learn what justice would look like for them. The human rights organization also plans to raise awareness at this month’s United Nations Committee […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201824 Views

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Government Releases Disability Action Plan

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has released the Government of the Northwest Territories Disability Action Plan 2018/19-2021/22. The Action Plan identifies key activities the government is doing to improve support for NWT residents with disabilities. The Disability Action Plan focuses on five key objectives: Increase income security and reduce poverty Build awareness and […]

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Use weed revenue for addictions treatment centre, Nunavut mayor says – Nunatsiaq News

November 12, 2018 “The federal government … will be earning billions of dollars in the years to come from cannabis sales” The western Nunavut community of Gjoa Haven is still in dire need of more mental health and addictions services. That’s why Gjoa Haven’s mayor, Joanni Sallerina, continues to lobby for a new regional mental […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201821 Views

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Canadore College: Infusion of Care Professionals Coming to North Bay

Nov 9, 2018 (NORTH BAY, ONT.) – A new partnership between Canadore College and Canadian Shield Health Care Services Inc. will be creating 60 new personal support worker and nursing jobs in North Bay. Discussions began over six months ago when Canadian Shield Health Care heard about The Village, Canadore’s new integrated living and learning […]

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Ontario Improving Health Services in Mattawa

Province Creating Jobs and Investing in Better Health Facilities for Northern Ontario November 9, 2018 Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Ontario’s Government for the People is improving health facilities in Mattawa as the Algonquin Nursing Home relocates to the local hospital. Today, Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing, announced a $1 million investment that […]

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NorthMart Iqaluit Pharmacy prescription services update

Winnipeg, MB, November 9, 2018 – The NorthMart Pharmacy in Iqaluit, NU will remain closed until further notice as a result of the fire which damaged the NorthMart store on November 8th. NorthMart is working closely with other healthcare providers, such as ValuPharm Drugs, the QGH hospital pharmacy, and up-island health centres to ensure patient […]

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Indigenous women coerced into sterilizations across Canada: senator – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 11, 2018 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ When she was 17 years old, Liz was coerced by a Children’s Aid worker into having an abortion and being sterilized at a northwestern Ontario hospital, she says _ an experience she’s carried for 40 years. “It was a matter of me […]

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The Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum and Gull Bay First Nation partner with the Government of Canada to invest in water infrastructure

From: Indigenous Services Canada November 9, 2018 — Kenora, Treaty 3 Territory, ON — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is committed to working in partnership with First Nation communities to build water and wastewater facilities that will ensure improved and reliable access to clean water. Today, Bob Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201831 Views

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GTEC Holdings Receives Updated License from Health Canada Permitting B2B Cannabis Sales

Kelowna, BC – November 9, 2018 – GTEC Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: GTEC) (OTC: GGTTF) (“GTEC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Alberta Craft Cannabis Inc (“ACC”) received its updated license on November 8th, 2018 in accordance with Health Canada’s Cannabis Act and Cannabis Regulations, which had previously been issued […]

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Health Services Administration Toll –Free Line Now Working

The Health Service Adminsitration toll free line for is now working. NWT residents can call 1-800-661-0830 or email hsa@gov.nt.ca for questions regarding their health care cards or vital stats. NT4

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TRU: Indigenous health research designed to ‘uplift the nations’

November 7, 2018 Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin recognizes that her most recent Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant brings her full circle as an Indigenous scholar. The associate professor in the School of Nursing is excited about the potential that this new opportunity might have for the Indigenous communities that she has collaborated with, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201826 Views

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Patient engagement in research can improve health and the health system

Does engaging patients in research projects improve health? A comprehensive collection of 17 innovative Demonstration projects – from youth involvement in mental health services to suicide prevention, Indigenous health, children with complex medical needs and more – highlights the value of patient engagement in research. Engaging Patients in Health Research: the Ontario Experience, a special […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201846 Views

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Indigenous family centre planned for London – The London Free Press

November 8, 2018 It’s the next local effort – and a tangible one – to answer the call from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. A new child care and family centre, the city’s eighth, will be focused on Indigenous children and families. Close to $6 million in provincial funds will flow through city hall – […]

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Fitness equipment, experts sent to northern Ontario town to set up community gym

Cross-Canada GoodLife Fitness team provides training, expertise to make fitness fun for local residents MOOSONEE, ON, Nov. 7, 2018 – A partnership between the town of Moosonee and GoodLife Fitness helped transform the town’s community centre into a full gym for residents. GoodLife Fitness donated and shipped a large container of fitness equipment and sent […]

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Indigenous Peoples Lead National Dialogue on Cannabis and Hemp

Indigenous Peoples Lead National Dialogue on Cannabis and Hemp FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –Treaty No.7 (Calgary, AB.) November 7, 2018 – For the first time ever, Indigenous Peoples and industry leaders will come together in Calgary to participate in the National Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp conference (NICHC). “This is the very first all-Indigenous conference on cannabis, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201858 Views

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20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week: Leading Indigenous Voice Faces Funding Impact on HIV Programs

20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week: Leading Indigenous Voice Faces Funding Impact on HIV Programs Ottawa, ON (November 6, 2018) – The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) announces Indigenous leadership and their supporters will celebrate its 20th Anniversary of Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week on November 29, 2018 in Ottawa, ON with a Parliamentary […]

by pmnationtalk on November 7, 201838 Views

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Media Advisory – Peterborough Public Health Nurses to Hold Information Picket Tonight

PETERBOROUGH, ON, Nov. 6, 2018 – Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) Public Health Nurses working for Peterborough Public Health will hold an information picket tonight prior to the Peterborough Pete’s hockey game. The 31 Public Health Nurses have been working without a contract since October 2017 and could be locked out or forced to strike by November […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201834 Views

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