You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

S Health

Press ReleasesText

Media Advisory – North East LHIN Holds Open House to Seek Input into Setting Health Care Priorities for North East Ontario

For immediate release – Thursday, June 4, 2009 — The North East LHIN is holding an open house in New Liskeard to seek community input into a three-year strategic plan. The plan, called the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) will outline North East Ontario’s health care priorities from 2010 to 2013. As part of Engage 2009, announced in April, the North East LHIN is interested in hearing what people have to say from all corners of the region.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2009605 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Media Advisory – North East LHIN Holds Open Houses to Seek Input into Setting Health Care Priorities for North East Ontario

For immediate release – Thursday, June 4, 2009 — The North East LHIN is holding an open house in Sundridge and Sturgeon Falls to seek community input into a three-year strategic plan. The plan, called the Integrated Health Service Plan (IHSP) will outline North East Ontario’s health care priorities from 2010 to 2013. As part of Engage 2009, announced in April, the North East LHIN is interested in hearing what people have to say from all corners of the region.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2009603 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Health Disparities: Unacceptable for a Wealthy Country such as Canada

Ottawa, June 4, 2009 – Today, the Subcommittee on Population Health of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology tabled its report, “A Healthy, Productive Canada: A Determinant Of Health Approach.” With the release of this final report, the subcommittee has come to the end of a long journey that began in February 2007, during the 1st session of the 39th Parliament, when the subcommittee received a mandate from the Senate “to examine and report on the impact of the multiple factors and conditions that contribute to the health of Canada’s population – referred to collectively as the determinants of health.”

by NationTalk on June 5, 2009748 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Government of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) Sign Agreement to Collaborate on Improving Inuit Health

Ottawa, Ontario –(June 4, 2009) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and Mary Simon, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), today signed an extended Task Group Agreement to signal their continued cooperation on improving Inuit health.

by NationTalk on June 4, 2009753 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

NADA Executive Director’s report presented at United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues Eighth Session

Global statement presented Dina Bruyere, Executive Director of the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association in Canada supported by eleven NGOs: Foundation for Promotion of Indigenous Knowledge; International Organizational of Indigenous Resource Development; Assembly of First Nations; Assembly of First Nations Women’s Council; Native Women’s Association of Canada; Center for Organization, Resources and Education; Quebec Native Women’s Association; Cejudhcan (Nicaragua); Haudenoshonee; Tonatierra (US), New Future Foundation Inc. (Gorrey Island, Africa)

by NationTalk on June 4, 2009832 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

UPDATE RE: H1N1 Influenza A Virus

Memorandum

TO: NAN First Nations, Tribal Councils and NAN Members
FROM: Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler
UPDATE RE: H1N1 Influenza A Virus
Tuesday, June 2, 2009

In response to a news story released by the Winnipeg Free Press “Suspected H1N1 flu outbreak hits reserve”, NAN would like to re-affirm that although there are seven community members of the St. Theresa Point First Nation presenting with flu like symptoms, these cases have NOT been confirmed as the H1N1 Influenza A virus.

by NationTalk on June 3, 20091250 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Native and Inuit Nurses Association Annual General Meeting and Aboriginal Nursing Conference

Native and Inuit Nurses Association Annual General Meeting and Aboriginal Nursing Conference “Building collaborative relationships through innovative practice” to be held at the UBC First Nations Longhouse June 16 – 17, 2009.

by NationTalk on June 3, 2009816 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Lost in Transition: A Review of the Transitioning of Children and Youth In Care

Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
June 2, 2009

The Child and Youth Advocate, Darlene Neville, today released the Report Lost in Transition: A Review of the Transitioning of Children and Youth In Care.

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate undertook this Review after hearing a number of disturbing accounts by children and youth related to the transitions they had experienced while In Care.

by NationTalk on June 2, 2009766 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Media Release: Attention Political and Health Reporters

Winnipeg May 25, 2009 – On the first day of the Health Council of Canada’s Winnipeg meeting, local issues were on the agenda.

“Today’s two speakers helped to enlighten Councillors as to the specific concerns and issues of the Manitoba population – that’s exactly why we hold our meetings in different jurisdictions throughout the country,” said Jeanne Besner, Chair of the Health Council of Canada.

by NationTalk on June 2, 20091140 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

2009 Report of the Paediatric Death Review Committee and Deaths Under Five Committee released

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

TORONTO, June 1 – Dr. Bert Lauwers, Deputy Chief Coroner for Investigations and Chair, today announced the release of the combined 2009 Report of the Paediatric Death Review Committee and the Deaths Under Five Committee.

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009923 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Professional Relationships in Aboriginal Diabetes Education (PRIADE) Conference

Professional Relationships in Aboriginal Diabetes Education (PRIADE) Conference

PRIADE is an opportunity for Health Professionals working with the Aboriginal community to reflect on both Western medicine and Aboriginal holistic ways. The theme of our PRIADE is “New Beginnings and Balance.” This workshop will address the need for increased awareness and knowledge of the seriousness of diabetes in Aboriginal communities using a well rounded holistic foundation facilitated by Cultural workers, Nurses, Dietitians, Doctors, and guest speakers. This dynamic and empowering workshop will leave participants with the skills to address Diabetes management and wellness from a truly holistic perspective and approach. The workshop is located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Community Services Building at 10415 – 111 Avenue in the gymnasium (Room 167). For further questions, please contact the Aboriginal Diabetes Wellness Program at (780) 735-4512.

Get PRIADE conference brochure at www.nada.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/pdf.pdf

by NationTalk on June 1, 2009804 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Government of Canada employment program for people with disabilities benefits T’Sou-ke Nation

SOOKE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, June 1, 2009—The T’Sou-ke Nation will provide a band member with disabilities with work experience to develop valuable employment skills thanks in part to Government of Canada support. The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of State (Sport) and Member of Parliament for Saanich–Gulf Islands, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

by NationTalk on June 1, 20091229 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

The people of the Interlake Region can breathe a sigh of relief – their pharmacy needs will remain in good hands.

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 29th, 2009

Grand Medicine Pharmacy will be assuming ownership and operation of what was previously the Fisher Pharmacy in Hodgson, MB.

The greater Hodgson community and surrounding area was served in the past by former pharmacy owner Murvin Abas who conducted his retail pharmacy operation in Hodgson for more than 20 years. As a long time resident who also grew up in the Hodgson area, Abas was deeply invested in the care of the people who patronized his pharmacy. Residents rewarded his dedication with their loyalty.

by NationTalk on May 31, 20092339 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Government of Canada supports Project to Address Violence Against Aboriginal Women and its Effects on Children

SAULT STE MARIE, ON, May 30 – The federal government is pleased to provide support to the Waabinong Head Start Family Resource Centre to carry out a project designed to address both the issue of violence against Aboriginal women and the negative effects on children of witnessing this violence.

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009702 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Government of Canada Congratulates Aboriginal Medical Graduates

Ottawa, Ontario –(May 30, 2009) – Today, Greg Rickford, Member of Parliament for Kenora on behalf of the Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians, congratulated six Aboriginal students on their graduation from the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). This year the school celebrates a significant milestone with its first graduation of medical school undergraduates.

by NationTalk on May 31, 2009749 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Province Unveils New Tools to Help Manitobans Reduce Their Risk of Diabetes

May 28, 2009

Minister Invites Manitobans to Take Two-minute Online Test

New, easy-to-use online resources will help more Manitobans identify the risk factors that can lead to Type 2 diabetes and find ways to prevent or delay the onset of the disease, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross announced today.

by NationTalk on May 28, 20091861 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Alberta Health Services honour exceptional contributions in tobacco reduction at Barb Tarbox Awards of Excellence

May 28, 2009

EDMONTON – Albertans who made an outstanding contribution to tobacco reduction were celebrated at the Barb Tarbox Awards of Excellence ceremony.

by NationTalk on May 28, 20091415 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Bulletin #15 H1N1 Flu

Manitoba News Release
……………………………………………………
May 27, 2009

. Manitoba Health and Healthy Living is reporting five new confirmed H1N1 cases.

by NationTalk on May 28, 2009887 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Thunder Bay CAS, Dilico and Community Agencies Collaborate To Support at Risk Babies and Families

NEWS RELEASE
Wednesday May 13, 2009

For Immediate Release

THUNDER BAY, ON‐‐Children’s Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay (CAS), Dilico Anishinabek Family Care (Dilico) and community partners strengthened their commitment to protecting infants and supporting families living in high risk environments at the official launch of the Thunder Bay Infant Response Plan.

by NationTalk on May 26, 20091741 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Minister Strahl announces Contract to Assess Water and Wastewater Systems for First Nation Communities

Ottawa, Ontario (May 25, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians today announced the awarding of a contract to Neegan Burnside Limited to conduct a national engineering assessment of existing public and private water and wastewater systems providing services to First Nation communities.

by NationTalk on May 26, 20091043 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

First-ever Canadian Standards for Youth Drug Prevention Initiatives Announced

OTTAWA, May 19, 2009 – The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) released today the first-ever Canadian Standards for school-based youth substance abuse prevention initiatives, Building on Our Strengths: Canadian Standards for School-based Youth Substance Abuse Prevention—A Guide for Education and Health Personnel.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2009787 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Petro-Canada: Recession Impacts Participants at Calgary’s Fifth Project Homeless Connect

Calgary, Alberta –(May 23, 2009) – Like a growing number of Calgarians, Marcel lost his job due to the recession and is now homeless for the first time. Thanks to today’s Project Homeless Connect (PHC), Marcel was able to access several services in one location and get help to get on his feet again.

by NationTalk on May 25, 2009747 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Province Marks 10 Years of Fighting Poverty with New Strategy Called ALL Aboard

May 21, 2009

Vision Sets Goals for Affordable Housing, Training, Jobs and Healthy Families: Selinger, Mackintosh

A poverty-reduction strategy called ALL Aboard, based on an annual investment of more than $744 million including $212 million of new investments, will focus on long-term solutions to help low‑income Manitobans, Finance Minister Greg Selinger and Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2009809 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Province Launches Homeless Strategy with Focus on Mental-health Housing

May 21, 2009

Up to 2,000 Manitobans to Benefit from 285 More Mental-health Housing Units, 600 to Benefit from New Portable Housing Benefit: Ministers

A new strategy to reduce and prevent homelessness will connect homeless people and those with
mental-health challenges to stable, secure housing and support services, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross and Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh said today.

by NationTalk on May 24, 20091154 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Greater Life Expectancy, Reduced Smoking Rates Among Highlights of Healthy Canadians Report

News Release
2009-75
May 21, 2009
For immediate release

Highlights from Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2008

OTTAWA – Healthy Canadians – A Federal Report on Comparable Health Indicators 2008 shows that most Canadians remain satisfied overall with health-care services.

by NationTalk on May 24, 2009728 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Trekkers Head to Everest to Help Save the Children of Latin America

Toronto, Ontario –(May 22, 2009) – Trekkers are preparing to tackle the elements of Mount Everest in the name of children’s rights. In taking on the Remedy’sRx Himalaya Challenge 2009, these dedicated climbers will be raising funds and awareness of Save the Children’s work in Latin America: a noble goal in addition to a demanding adventure.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2009802 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

FASD – A Resource for Manitoba First Nations Schools

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum of Disorders is a term used to represent a broad range of neurological and physical symptoms which can result from prenatal exposure to alcohol. This interactive video has been developed to provide assistance to educators, parents and students to better understand ways to prevent this disorder and how to identify and support those who may be affected. This video is intended to promote healing within families and communities.

by NationTalk on May 22, 20091171 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

FNCFCS, AFN and NAFC Fundraising Event

An evening to support First Nations children and families

Please join us in our campaign to address the national crisis of inequitable and discriminatory funding to First Nation child and family service agencies. $50.00 in advance/$75.00 at the door.

by NationTalk on May 22, 2009800 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Presentation to the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills Development, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities

Introduction

We wish to thank the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities for its invitation to present this brief to members of the Canadian Parliament.

In recent years, the phenomenon of First Nations poverty has been widely publicized by the media. All this media attention, however, did not result in the adoption of concrete measures by the federal government to fight against First Nations poverty. We hope that after this meeting, it will be possible to establish a partnership between the First Nations and the federal government to tackle the problems of poverty, exclusion and marginalization faced by the First Peoples of Canada.

by NationTalk on May 20, 2009971 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

AFN Greets Peacekeepers Pedaling for Aboriginal People with Diabetes

OTTAWA, May 20 – On Thursday morning, May 21st, the Assembly of First Nations will greet the Peacekeepers Pedaling for Aboriginal People with Diabetes (PPAD) as they set out on the last leg of their cross-Canada bicycle tour. The tour focuses on working with Aboriginal communities to promote awareness about diabetes.

by NationTalk on May 20, 20091065 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Government of Canada Partners With British Columbia First Nations to Improve Water and Wastewater Systems

Ottawa, Ontario –(May 20, 2009) – The Honourable Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians, today congratulated eight British Columbia First Nations on the successful completion of projects that will improve their water and wastewater systems.

by NationTalk on May 20, 2009846 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) Hostel Project Update

PRESS RELEASE

New hostel soon turning from vision to reality

Sioux Lookout, ON, May 13, 2009: The Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA) is excited to report the new hostel in Sioux Lookout will be opening its doors this fall and making the vision a reality.

by NationTalk on May 17, 20091797 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Health Advisory: Human Swine Influenza

As of May 14, 2009, the World Health Organization (WHO) Phase of Pandemic Alert still remains at Phase 5.

To date, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) – Surveillance unit has reported 119 confirmed cases in Ontario of the H1N1 Influenza A. All these cases have been relatively mild. Please note that PHAC’s confirmed case numbers are accurate. On May 13, 2009, the Thunder Bay District Health Unit released a media update stating that there are no confirmed cases of H1N1 reported for Thunder Bay District.

by NationTalk on May 17, 2009902 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Nechi 2009 May Newsletter

“Where Healing and Education Meet”

> Volume 1, Issue 2

by NationTalk on May 17, 2009615 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Minister of Health Recognizes Dedication to Health Care in 2009 First Nations and Inuit National Award of Excellence in Nursing

Ottawa, Ontario –(May 15, 2009) – Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, congratulates three exceptional nurses who each received the National Award of Excellence in Nursing for First Nations and Inuit communities. The ceremony took place at the Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, and, as in previous years, is an important part of National Nursing Week.

by NationTalk on May 15, 2009835 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Métis in British Columbia to benefit from Health Canada’s Aboriginal Health Transition Fund

VANCOUVER (May 14, 2009) – Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) President and Minister Responsible for Health Bruce Dumont is pleased to announce the addition of five new staff to the MNBC Ministry of Health. Five Regional Health Coordinators join the team today, funded through Health Canada’s Aboriginal Health Transition Fund, under the Province’s Adaptation Plan.

by NationTalk on May 15, 20091392 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Indigenous Children’s Health Report

Keenan Research Centre – Research Programs

Centre for Research on Inner City Health

Indigenous Children’s Health Report: Health Assessment in Action

(Eds.) Janet Smylie, MD MPH; Paul Adomako, MSc

Contributing Authors:
Sue Crengle PhD(c) (New Zealand)
Jane Freemantle PhD (Australia)
Gilbert Gallaher PhD (Canada)
Daniel McAullay PhD(c) (Australia)
Kelly McShane PhD (Canada)
Maile Taualii PhD (c) (United States)

The focus of the Indigenous Children’s Health Report is First Nations, Inuit, and Métis children’s health status and assessment in Canada (ages birth to twelve years). There are also chapters on Indigenous children’s health status and assessment for Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Our hope is that this report will be used as both a reference and advocacy tool by key Indigenous children’s health stakeholders in Canada and abroad.

by NationTalk on May 15, 20091027 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Media Advisory: Health Canada

Gatineau, Quebec –(May 14, 2009) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, will be speaking at the seventh annual First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Award of Excellence in Nursing ceremony.

by NationTalk on May 14, 2009973 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Province Invests $1.2 Million to Train More Manitoba Nurses

May 13, 2009

Increase of 74 New Training Spaces Meets, Exceeds 100-seat Pledge: Ministers

The province will invest $1.2 million to begin training 74 additional nurses in communities across Manitoba, Advanced, Education and Literacy Minister Diane McGifford and Health Minister Theresa Oswald announced today.

by NationTalk on May 13, 20092181 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Honour Ceremony for Indigenous MD Graduate

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Indigenous Student Affairs and Admissions Committee will hold an Honour Ceremony for William Dunlop, the 2009 Indigenous Graduate of the Doctor of Medicine Program at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

by NationTalk on May 13, 2009834 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Government of Canada Recognizes Excellence in Health Care During National Nursing Week

Ottawa, Ontario –(May 12, 2009) – To mark National Nursing Week, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, met today with nurses on duty at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

by NationTalk on May 12, 2009744 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Economic Action Plan Helps Improve Recreational Facilities In The North

2-3199

Ottawa, Ontario (May 11, 2009) – Upgrades and repairs to local recreational facilities in communities across Canada’s North will be made easier with the Government of Canada’s new Recreational Infrastructure Canada (RInC) program.

by NationTalk on May 11, 2009749 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Paul Mercer Recognized

Thu, 05/07/2009

Paul has been chosen as one of the five Healthy Role Models in the Aboriginal Community in British Columbia by the First Nations Health Council and the Four Host First Nations Society.

by NationTalk on May 11, 2009778 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Media Advisory – Politicians to get up-close view of RNs’ expertise during Nursing Week

TORONTO, May 8 – Thirty politicians will find out what it takes to be a nurse – and why 9,000 additional ones are needed – when they visit RNs in hospitals, public health units, primary care clinics, homes and long-term care facilities next week.

by NationTalk on May 11, 2009988 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

MNO supports Government efforts to stop cycle of Poverty

May 8, 2009 (Toronto, ON) –- Gary Lipinski, President of the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) extended his congratulations and support to the Province of Ontario on the passage of the Poverty Reduction Act 2009 this week.

by NationTalk on May 11, 2009975 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre Signs Accord With Quebec

KAHNAWAKE, QC and ONERAHTOHKO:WA, QC, May 7 – Kahnawake and Quebec officials will meet in Kahnawake tomorrow to sign an agreement for the financing of the Kateri Memorial Hospital Centre’s (KMHC) $19M Expansion and Renovation Project. The historic signing ceremony will take place on:
Friday, May 8, 2009
KMHC Cafeteria
2:30 pm

by NationTalk on May 8, 20091174 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Government of Canada Provides Update on H1N1 Flu Virus

Ottawa, Ontario (May 7, 2009) – The Honourable Leona Aglukaaq, Canada’s Minister of Health, and Dr. David Butler-Jones, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, today confirmed an additional 13 cases of H1N1 flu virus (three in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, seven in Ontario and one in Quebec) bringing the total Canadian count to 214.

by NationTalk on May 8, 2009943 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Province invests in wheelchair lift at St. Mary’s First Nation

May 6, 2009 – Fredericton
Aboriginal Affairs

The Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat has made an investment of $19,477 for the installation of a wheelchair lift at the St. Mary’s First Nation Community and Cultural Centre. From left: Candice Paul, chief of the St. Mary’s First Nation; and Rick Brewer, minister responsible for the Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat.

> (Photo1)

by NationTalk on May 7, 2009728 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

Quinson elementary students all smiles at CNC dental hygiene clinics

NEWS RELEASE
For release on May 5, 2009

The College of New Caledonia’s third-year dental hygiene students are giving back to the community by putting brighter smiles on children’s faces.

Through the ninth annual Seal with a Smile program, CNC’s Dental Hygiene Clinic is offering five weeks of free clinics (May 5 – June 2) for 200 Quinson elementary students, providing prophys, fluorides and sealants.

by NationTalk on May 7, 2009941 Views

Read More
Press ReleasesText

50,000 Low-cost Bike Helmets Distributed Under Successful Child-Safety Program

May 7, 2009

Safe Cycling, in motion Grants Part of Growing Strategy to Help Manitobans Get Active: Irvin-Ross

A milestone 50,000 low-cost bike helmets have been distributed to Manitoba families under a popular program that helps young Manitobans ride safely while getting active in the province’s great outdoors, Healthy Living Minister Irvin-Ross announced today.

by NationTalk on May 7, 2009833 Views

Read More

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More