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Notice of Proposed Regulation Under the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Aboriginal Community Engagement Regulation

July 28

Local Health Integration Networks

On March 28, 2006, the Local Health System Integration Act, 2006 (LHSIA) was presented to the Lieutenant Governor in Council and received Royal Assent. In fulfilling their mandates, the LHINs are responsible for local health system planning and community engagement. As of April 1, 2007, the LHINs have also assumed responsibility for funding a wide range of health service providers and for managing the majority of service agreements with health service providers.

by NationTalk on July 28, 2008804 Views

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First Nations Chiefs Unite to Give Rise to Indigenous Child at the Centre Action Plan

News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2008

Coast Salish Territory/ North Vancouver –First Nations Chiefs from across B.C. gathered at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre in North Vancouver this week to affirm their commitment to secure the individual and collective survival, dignity, and well being of First Nations children. The result was the One Heart, One Mind Statement of Solidarity and Cooperation. Through this, Chiefs have given overwhelming support to the Indigenous Child at the Centre Action Plan. The Plan will support First Nations in their efforts to design, deliver, and evaluate programs and services for our children, families, communities, and Indigenous Nations in a way that is consistent with our common cultural beliefs and systems that improves our overall quality of life.

by NationTalk on July 28, 2008730 Views

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Government of Canada Partners With the Kee-Way-Win First Nation on New Water Treatment Plant

Kee-Way-Win First Nation, Ontario –(July 24, 2008) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, today announced the grand opening of a water treatment plant in the Kee-way-win First Nation.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2008805 Views

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Assembly of First Nations – Challenge to First Nations

All teams must be registered by August 1, 2008 at 5 PM EST.
Fax Number: (613) 241-5808

First Nations people have always taught by example and by being active, I set an example for others and inspire those around me. Traditionally, First Nations peoples were very physically active in their daily living activities of securing food and energy. I understand that the AFN Challenge to First Nations is a lifestyle commitment that will improve my overall well-being. Physical inactivity is a well recognized risk fact for emerging health problems and it will not be my legacy.

by NationTalk on July 24, 20081016 Views

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Nurse Prractitioners Expand Health-Care Delivery Options

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008HSERV0076-001143
July 23, 2008

Ministry of Health Services

VICTORIA – For the first time in the history of health-care in British Columbia, the province has 100 nurse practitioners, announced Health Services Minister George Abbott.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2008685 Views

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Campaign 2000 and Its Partners Write to Canada’s Premiers

Toronto, Ontario, 23 Jul 08

“A very great vision is needed and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.” – Crazy Horse, Sioux Chief

We’re writing to urge the Premiers to make poverty reduction central to their up-coming discussions of environmental and economic sustainability. Canada’s on-going success relies upon a healthy population that can sustain itself and flourish. Our Premiers are in a strong position to ensure that all of our young people thrive, not merely survive. The Premiers, with their federal counterparts, need to use their individual and collective positions to ensure that no child or family suffers the debilitating effects of poverty. Using even a conservative measure, nearly three-quarters of a million children – about 760,000 – and their families still live in poverty in Canada despite prosperous times – that’s one out of every nine children. As acknowledged in the Kelowna Accord, for First Nations, Métis and Inuit children the substantially higher rate is disgraceful. We can, and must, do much better.

by NationTalk on July 24, 2008856 Views

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Oneida Nation of the Thames – Announcing the Public Access Defribrillation Program (PAD Program)

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, in Ontario alone, approximately 7,000 cardiac arrests occur each year. The odds of survival for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are approximately five percent. With each passing minute, the probability of survival declines by seven to ten percent. The Heart and Stroke Foundation, in partnership with the Ontario Government, is making possible the purchase, installation and associated training for 2000 AED’s under the Heart and Stroke Restart a Heart, Restart a Life Campaign, to be placed in Communities across the Province.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2008660 Views

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Ontario Campaign 2000 Launches New Project with Partner Organizations

Ontario Campaign 2000 – Toronto, 23 Jul 08

Ending Poverty Project: Building Capacity and Organizing for Change

The Ending Poverty Project has been initiated by Ontario Campaign 2000 and the Income Security Advocacy Centre to work with low-income people in 10 communities to share ideas for what’s needed to end poverty in Ontario. We want to build political and public support for a broad, far-reaching poverty reduction strategy that benefits all people living in poverty.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2008645 Views

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Pandemic Influenza – Information and Awareness during Treaty Days Celebrations

7/22/2008

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization is partaking in Treaty Days Celebrations with many of our member communities.

SCO will be in Little Black River First Nation on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, and shall set up a booth to provide important resource information and material regarding Pandemic Influenza for all of our constituents.

by NationTalk on July 23, 2008809 Views

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Media Advisory: Toronto’s Children to Get Active in the Spirit of the Olympic Games

July 22, 2008

The City of Toronto and Canada Games will host Toronto’s Third Annual Canada Games Day, a fun-filled day to remind children, and their parents, of the importance of active play. Attending as guest speakers will be former Canadian track and field Olympian Tim Bethune, professional wheelchair athlete Frank Iannuzzi from Ontario Wheelchair Sports and Canada Games Council representative Paul Jurbala. Paula Lemyre and Andrew Myers, the new hosts of the Discovery Channel’s Sci Q, will emcee and lead the ceremonial march. Past Canadian Idol contestant Charles Holder will sing the national anthem.

by NationTalk on July 22, 2008834 Views

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Ontario Launches Diabetes Strategy

News Release
July 22, 2008

$741 Million Plan Will Make Patients Partners In Care

NEWS

Ontario is investing $741 million in new funding on a comprehensive diabetes strategy over four years to prevent, manage and treat diabetes.

by NationTalk on July 22, 2008836 Views

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Campaign 2000 responds to First-ever Annual Report by Canada’s Public Health Commissioner

Campaign 2000 (21 Jul 08) – Addressing Child Poverty is a Public Health Priority for Canada

Toronto – Campaign 2000, the national anti -poverty coalition, praised the first annual report of Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer which calls for a reduction in child poverty as one of three priorities to improve public health in Canada.

by NationTalk on July 21, 2008762 Views

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Global Health Researchers Gather in Duncan, British Columbia

OTTAWA, July 18 – From July 15 to 23, researchers from Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Dominica, Ecuador, Grenada, Guatemala, India, New Zealand, Tanzania, Thailand and Uganda will gather at the Quw’utsun’ Cultural and Conference Centre in Duncan, British Columbia to participate in the 5th Summer Institute for New Global Health Researchers. Summer Institute participants will address the challenges of doing health research with Indigenous communities in Canada and the world.

by NationTalk on July 21, 2008675 Views

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The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada: Training Rural Family Physicians Not Enough

Shawville, Quebec–(July 18, 2008) – The Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) says a recent study showing that no medical residents completing postgraduate training in family medicine at the University of Calgary had definite long-term plans to open a rural practice is a sobering warning for Canada’s health care system.

by NationTalk on July 18, 2008870 Views

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AFN Women’s Council Challenges Chiefs to become Models of Fitness

QUEBEC CITY, July 16 – Former Olympian Waneek Horn-Miller and former Pittsburg Penguins Captain Dan Frawley will join the AFN Women’s Council as they launch a first-time Fitness Challenge to First Nations leadership that stresses the positive link between healthy living and controlling diabetes.

by NationTalk on July 16, 2008785 Views

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Improving Access To Health And Wellness In Kapuskasing

For Immediate Release
News Release
July 16, 2008

McGuinty Government Helps Expand Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre

NEWS

The Kapuskasing Indian Friendship Centre is being expanded to offer five new crucial programs and services that will lead to improved health and wellness for the community.

by NationTalk on July 16, 2008681 Views

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2nd International Diabetes in Indigenous Peoples Forum: International Best Practices

NOVEMBER 16th – 19th, 2008

Location

The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Conference Description

This international meeting brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals who work in the field of Indigenous peoples’ health. Presenters from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States and other countries will review relevant developments in the etiology, prevention and treatment of diabetes and related conditions among Indigenous people with a focus on the sharing of international best practices.

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by NationTalk on July 16, 2008721 Views

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Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Call for Proposals

OBJECTIVES:

1. To develop and deliver a series of Manitoba First Nation and Partnership forums to discuss First Nation Intergovernmental Health Council.
2. To design and set-up a website linked to AMC’s site that will communicate information on the FN-IHC and to receive comments and feedback on the concept.

by NationTalk on July 16, 2008836 Views

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Canada and NWT Partner to Improve Water Infrastructure

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories–(July 15, 2008) – Today the Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories (NWT) announced funding to upgrade water treatment and sewage projects in Hay River, Fort Simpson and Fort Smith, NWT.

by NationTalk on July 15, 2008804 Views

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Xenohormone transactivities are inversely associated to serum POPs in Inuit

Research

Tanja Kruger , Mandana Ghisari , Philip S. Hjelmborg , Bente Deutch and Eva C. Bonefeld-Jorgensen

Environmental Health 2008, 7:38doi:10.1186/1476-069X-7-38

Published: 15 July 2008

Abstract (provisional)

Background

The persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are highly lipophilic and resistant to biodegradation and found in e.g. seafood and marine mammals. Greenlandic Inuit have high intake of marine food and thus high POP burden that varies according to local conditions and dietary preference. We do for the very first time report the serum POP related non-steroidal xenohormone activity of Inuit across Greenland. The aims were 1) to determine the integrated xenohormone bioactivities as an exposure biomarker of the actual lipophilic serum POP mixture measuring the effect on estrogen (ER) and androgen receptor (AR) transactivity in citizens from different Greenlandic districts and 2) to evaluate associations to serum POP markers (14 PCBs and 10 pesticides) and lifestyle characteristics.

by NationTalk on July 15, 2008619 Views

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Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care (CSE-PHC)

Status: Active
Frequency: Occasional
Record number: 5138

The general purpose of the survey is to measure Canadians’ experiences with health care, specifically, experiences with various types of doctors and clinics, access to different types of health care including emergency room and prescription medication use. Special attention was given to respondents diagnosed with certain chronic conditions in terms of their general experiences and their participation in managing their own health care.

by NationTalk on July 15, 2008784 Views

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Ajunnginiq Centre Awarded International Polar Year Funding for TV shows on Inuit Health

NEWS RELEASE
July 14, 2008

OTTAWA, ON — The Ajunnginiq Centre at the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) has been awarded $400,000 in funding from the Government of Canada International Polar Year (IPY) program to produce three live, phone-in TV shows in the Inuit language about health and wellness issues that matter to Inuit.

by NationTalk on July 15, 20082210 Views

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Ontario – It’s Time To Get Active!

McGuinty Government Enhances Sport And Recreation Programs

TORONTO, July 10 –

NEWS

Ontario is helping people of all ages and abilities get more active and remain healthy through physical activity programs offered across the province.

by NationTalk on July 11, 2008666 Views

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Representative’s Report #3 – Critical Injuries and Deaths: Reviews and Investigations

July 9, 2008
Update #3

Critical Injuries and Deaths: RCY Reviews and Investigations

This update provides an overview of reviews and investigations of child deaths or critical injuries which occurred between February 1 and May 31, 2008. The Representative’s reviews and investigations will identify and analyze recurring issues, to help prevent similar deaths or injuries in the future, and to inform improvements to services.

by NationTalk on July 9, 2008492 Views

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Invitation to Submit a Proposal to conduct the Ontario Region First Nations Addictions Service Needs Assessment

July 9, 2008

The Chiefs of Ontario requires professional services with respect to conducting an Ontario Regional First Nations Addictions Service Needs Assessment. You are invited to submit a proposal for the provision of these services. Attached is a “Statement of Work” that provides detail on the work to be performed.

by NationTalk on July 9, 2008621 Views

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Study: Examining the factorial validity of selected modules from the Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The study “Examining the factorial validity of selected modules from the Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care” is now available.

The study examines the factorial validity of selected modules from the Canadian Survey of Experiences with Primary Health Care to determine the potential for combining items within each module into summary indices representing global primary health care concepts for individuals with chronic conditions.

by NationTalk on July 8, 2008587 Views

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“Beyond 2008” Global NGO Forum Signals an Enhanced Role for Civil Society within the United Nations Framework for International Drug Policy

July 7, 2008, Ottawa—The results of a year-long worldwide consultative process aimed at strengthening the voice of civil society in global drug policy will be unveiled this week at the “Beyond 2008” International NGO Forum in Vienna. Hosted by the Vienna Non-Governmental Committee (VNGOC) on Narcotic Drugs, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the three-day meeting of 300 non-governmental organizations from around the world coincides with a review of 10 years of progress on controlling the production and use of drugs since the 1998 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on illicit drugs (UNGASS).

by NationTalk on July 8, 2008784 Views

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OHA Presents: Aboriginal Health Care Conference Challenges, Issues and Advances in Cross-Cultural Care – Ontario ’s Aboriginal Experience – September 24-26, 2008

The Ontario Hospital Association in conjunction with OHA Region 1 NW Sub Region Present:
Aboriginal Health Care Conference Challenges, Issues and Advances in Cross-Cultural Care – Ontario’s Aboriginal Experience

September 24-26, 2008

Valhalla Inn, 1 Valhalla Road, Thunder Bay

The health and well-being of Aboriginal peoples in Ontario is influenced by many factors, such as culture, geography, an aging population, shifting demographics and the challenge of blending traditional healings and contemporary medicine. Consequently, a collective, community approach is required to develop a framework that provides appropriate care.

by NationTalk on July 7, 2008901 Views

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Guest Speaker Series: Harmonizing Traditional Medicine in Health Care Delivery for First Nations and Inuit

Simon Brascoupé

Friday, July 25, 2-4 pm
Location: 220 Laurier Avenue West, Ste. 1400, Ottawa, ON

Please R.S.V.P. via email to Steven Vanloffeld at svanloffeld@naho.ca

Simon Brascoupé will provide an overview and update on progress on the develop a policy position that supports and harmonizes traditional medicine in health care delivery for First Nations and Inuit persons wanting access to these services. The presentation will highlight key policy issues researched thus far, such as safety, efficacy, lesson learned, etc., and discuss next steps. The presentation is meant to create a policy discussion and feed back on this policy work.

by NationTalk on July 2, 2008849 Views

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Request for Proposals: NAHO Survey

July 2 , 2008

This is an open call to individuals, firms, or organizations to provide a comprehensive proposal for the coordination of the planning, implementation and reporting from start-up to finish of the survey.

1. Statement of Work
1.1 TITLE
National Aboriginal Health Organization Process and Impact Evaluation
1.2 INTRODUCTION
NAHO/OAAPH is an Aboriginal-designed and -controlled organization with a mission to influence and advance the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples by carrying out knowledge-based strategies. NAHO/OAAPH is a leading organization in knowledge translation for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and NAHO/OAAPH recognizes the importance of culturally safe care to the improvement of health outcomes for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.

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by NationTalk on July 2, 2008614 Views

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Ontario Establishes New College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

News Release

McGuinty Government Helps Ensure Alternative Health Care Is Safe

June 26, 2008

NEWS
Ontario has appointed a 15-member transitional council to oversee the practises and services of traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists. The first public meeting of the council was held, today, June 26, 2008.

by NationTalk on June 30, 2008774 Views

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New senior staff add vitality and energy to the National Aboriginal Health Organization

OTTAWA, June 27 – Dr. Paulette C. Tremblay, Chief Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), announced today that NAHO has successfully engaged three new directors through the competitive process to fully compliment Senior Management Team.

by NationTalk on June 28, 2008965 Views

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Health Networks Benefit Four Island Communities

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008HEALTH0067-000991
June 24, 2008

Ministry of Health Services
Vancouver Island Health Authority

VICTORIA – Three new integrated health networks will provide physicians, caregivers and patients in Sooke, Port Alberni and Oceanside (Parksville/Qualicum) with improved access to services. The Underserved Communities Integrated Health Networks (IHN) is funded by a $1-million investment from the provincial government’s Health Innovation Fund last year.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2008708 Views

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Health Networks Benefit Three Island Communities

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008HEALTH0066-000990
June 24, 2008

Ministry of Health Services
Vancouver Island Health Authority

VICTORIA – Three new integrated health networks will provide physicians, caregivers and patients in Victoria, Campbell River and Nanaimo with improved access to services for thousands of people living with chronic diseases. The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Co-Morbidity Integrated Health Networks (IHN) are funded by a $1.7-million investment from the provincial government’s Health Innovation Fund last year.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2008667 Views

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End of Life/Palliative Care/ Case Management DVD Training July 22 & 23, 2008

June 24, 2008

This is an official notice to inform all CSS communities the training that was postponed on May 28 and 29 has been re-scheduled for July 22 & 23, 2008. This training initiative is being provided to teach community support workers how to utilize the training DVD’s (on end of life, palliative care and case management) that Chiefs of Ontario produced in 2007.

by NationTalk on June 25, 2008701 Views

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Landmark Provincial Aging at Home Strategy Launches in North East LHIN

McGuinty Government Improves Access to Community-Based Health Care Services

NEWS
June 20, 2008

Standing in front of a new Dodge Caravan that will provide area seniors with rides to appointments, Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, MPP Sudbury, today announced a series of local Aging at Home initiatives which are receiving just over $4 million this year.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008826 Views

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Mobile Ultrasound Arrives in Interlake

Manitoba News Release
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June 23, 2008

More Manitobans in the Interlake region will have access to ultrasound services closer to home with the official unveiling of a new mobile ultrasound program based at E. M. Crowe Memorial Hospital in Eriksdale, Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

by NationTalk on June 23, 2008840 Views

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Unfair Treatment of First Nations Families and Children

FIRST NATIONS DEMANDING INQUIRY BY THE COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE ET DE LA JEUNESSE

QUEBEC CITY, June 20 – Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL), has announced that a request has been made to investigate the inequitable manner in which permanent placement orders, authorized under the Youth Protection Act (Bill 125), are applied to cases involving First Nations families and children.

by NationTalk on June 23, 20082967 Views

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Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre Announces Commencement of Construction of New Health Centre

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON, June 18 – The Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Center Board of Directors are pleased to announce that construction contracts to build the new health care facility have been successfully tendered, and that the actual building construction is now underway.

by NationTalk on June 19, 20081095 Views

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Canadian Community Health Survey

Wednesday, June 18, 2008
2007

Statistics Canada today releases extensive new data on more than 20 health indicators from the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), a comprehensive survey of more than 65,000 Canadians conducted between January 2007 and December 2007.

Data for all indicators are available at the national and provincial and territorial level, as well as for 118 health regions across Canada.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008967 Views

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MNBC Leadership Prepares to Support Forum Regarding Métis Children and Family Services in BC

Press Release
Date: Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
For Immediate Release

(Vancouver, BC) – Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) leaders are busy preparing this week for the first ever Métis Nation forum on Métis children and family services in British Columbia. The forum has been scheduled from June 20th to 21st, 2008 at the Vancouver Marriott Airport Hotel located in Richmond, BC. Provincial Minister of Children and Family Development Honourable Tom Christensen will be one of the guest dignitaries to welcome Métis Nation identified delegates from across the Province. MNBC has invited over 80 Métis Nation delegates to participate in this important forum.

by NationTalk on June 18, 2008731 Views

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‘811’ Makes Health Advice Just a Phone Call Away

FOR RELEASE #08-150
June 17, 2008

WHITEHORSE – Health and Social Services Minister Brad Cathers today announced that the Yukon HealthLine is up and running, providing Yukon residents with a new option for accessing health care information right in their own homes.

“Yukon residents can now access health information and advice over the phone simply by dialing 811,” said Cathers.

by NationTalk on June 18, 20081452 Views

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Aboriginal Curriculum Framework Developed

CMAJ. 2008 June 17; 178(13): 1650.
doi: 10.1503/cmaj.080803.
Ann Silversides
CMAJ

In Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Linden Crowshoe challenges medical students to confront their stereotypes about the indigenous peoples of Canada through the use of interactive political theatre. At the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, first-year students are sent in teams to live in Aboriginal communities for a month to experience the culture first hand. And McMaster University draws on expertise at the nearby Six Nations reserve to help educate medical students.

by NationTalk on June 17, 2008868 Views

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Creating Inner-City Urban Smiles

Monday, June 16, 2008

On June 11 volunteers, including University of Manitoba dental practitioners, hygienists and assistants went to the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre for the first annual Urban Smiles, a free day of oral care services for children, pregnant women and people with diabetes. Volunteers and displays provided information about the link between oral health and overall systemic health, one of the key messages of the Faculty of Dentistry, which this year is celebrating 50 years.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2008869 Views

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Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention – with a Personal Touch

Sudbury – A pilot project is underway that will see the North East Regional Cancer Program and the Aboriginal Cancer Care Unit of Cancer Care Ontario take the message of colorectal cancer prevention and screening directly to First Nations communities.

by NationTalk on June 16, 2008971 Views

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Indian Residential Schools Resolution Health Support Program

The Indian Residential Schools (IRS) Resolution Health Support Program provides emotional health and wellness support to former IRS students and their families, regardless of status and place of residence, who are eligible for the Common Experience Payment (CEP) and/or resolving an IRS claim through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, Independent Assessment Process (IAP) or litigation.

Canada has resolved more than 6,500 IRS claims through the litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution processes as of September 3, 2007. Through this experience, Canada has learned that claimants often experience various emotional reactions when disclosing abuses suffered while attending Indian Residential Schools.

by NationTalk on June 14, 2008917 Views

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Media advisory – CNA Centennial Year Convention: Join Nurses from Across Canada as they Explore Nursing Today and Into the Future

OTTAWA, June 12 – The Canadian Nurses Association is pleased to announce the following events at its centennial year convention from June 16-18, 2008, at the Ottawa Congress Centre. The theme of this year’s convention is Be the Change.

by NationTalk on June 13, 2008633 Views

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Exploring the Frontiers of Occupation

WHITEHORSE, June 12 – More than 300 occupational therapists and related health care professionals from across Canada and internationally will gather in Whitehorse, Yukon from June 12-14 for the annual conference of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

by NationTalk on June 13, 2008697 Views

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Media Advisory – The New Health Professionals Network presents the 4th Annual Tommy Douglas Celebration of Medicare Awards

TORONTO, June 11 – This week, at a conference sponsored by the Association of Ontario Health Centres (AOHC), Canada’s future healthcare professionals, the New Health Professional Network (NHPN), will present its 4th Annual Tommy Douglas Celebration of Medicare Awards.

by NationTalk on June 11, 2008759 Views

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Government of Canada Strengthens Research Excellence by Investing $113 Million to Fund 127 Canada Research Chairs

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 10, 2008) – The Honourable John Baird, Minister of the Environment, on behalf of the Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry and Minister responsible for the Canada Research Chairs Program announced an investment of $113 million to fund 127 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) from 35 universities across the country. The Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) is also contributing $4.8 million to fund research infrastructure essential to the work being performed by 33 of the chairholders.

by NationTalk on June 10, 2008998 Views

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