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Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Sets out Bold Plan to Address Long-standing Service Gaps

May 14, 2018 Strategy Identifies Historical and Systemic Issues, Focuses on Opportunities for Provincial-level Care Planning, Community-based Care: Goertzen A new mental health and addictions strategic plan was launched today, outlining a path to enhancing access to quality services, increasing co-ordination through community mobilization hubs and improving use of technology to ensure a seamless continuum […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201835 Views

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U of S hosts childhood arthritis study launch

May 11, 2018 SASKATOON – Hosted by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, a team of 55 Canadian pediatric rheumatology researchers will meet in Saskatoon this weekend to begin a five-year international study on childhood arthritis. The study, which will see collaboration of Canadian and Dutch researchers, including Saskatchewan team […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201823 Views

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North East LHIN Supports New Primary Health Care Clinic Will Serve White River and Pic Mobert First Nation

May 07, 2018 – A new team of health care professionals will provide people living in White River and Pic Mobert First Nation with better access to high-quality health care closer to home. A new Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will connect people in White River and Pic Mobert with interdisciplinary primary care services, access to nurse […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201825 Views

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Minister Duclos highlights the importance of supporting present and future generations of older Canadians in meaningful ways

May 11, 2018        Victoria, British Columbia         Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, our communities and our society. That is why hard working middle-class Canadians need to know that the Government of Canada will be there to support them when they retire. Today, the Honourable Jean‑Yves Duclos, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on May 14, 201828 Views

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Former PAGC grand chief starts medical transportation service – StarPhoenix

May 14, 2018 The former grand chief of the Prince Albert Grand Council is starting a medical transportation service for people from Indigenous communities after the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company. Ron Michel said patients trying to get from Prince Albert to Saskatoon for hospital appointments have had to use taxis since the provincial […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201820 Views

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Hope in the Darkness: Police officer walking across Canada for Indigenous youth mental health

Credits:CBC News The Hope in the Darkness National Walk for Youth Mental Health partners police officers with Indigenous youth to walk together across Canada and learn from each other’s experiences with mental health crises. To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.4651660 Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201898 Views

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BC Government: Improving supports for students is the focus of inaugural two-day mental-health conference

May 11, 2018 RICHMOND – For the first time, representatives of B.C.’s public, independent and First Nations schools, police, health authorities, and child and youth mental-health workers have come together under one roof, focused on how to make life better for students struggling with mental-health issues. More than 300 educators and community partners are gathered in […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201843 Views

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The Government of Canada congratulates the Innu community of Pessamit on opening of new health facility

From: Indigenous Services Canada May 11, 2018 — Pessamit (QC) – Pessamit Innu Council and Indigenous Services Canada Improving access to health care services for First Nations is a priority for the Government of Canada. Achieving that includes access to quality care and sufficient, sustainable health resources in each community. Today, the Hon. Carolyn Bennett, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201852 Views

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PE Government: Well-being teams coming to three more school families

May 11, 2018 Strengthening mental health services Hundreds more Prince Edward Island students will have access to health and well-being supports in the next school year. Student well-being teams will be established in September to serve the Bluefield, Colonel Gray, and Morell-Souris families of schools along with the French first-language schools in these areas. Positive response […]

by pmnationtalk on May 11, 201832 Views

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$27.5M pledged to tame TB in Canada’s North may not be nearly enough – CBC

Federal gov’t official vows to find more money to tackle the problem, if needed May 11, 2018 In an interview last month, Dr. Tom Wong, the Chief Medical Officer of Public Health for Canada’s department of Indigenous services, unequivocally stated that he will make sure the federal government and its partners provide the financial resources […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201827 Views

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Three Nunavut communities now rated hourly for air quality – Nunatsiaq.com

May 11, 2018 Iqaluit, Kugluktuk and Arviat now on Air Quality Health Index program Residents of Iqaluit, Kugluktuk and Arviat now have access to more information about the quality of the air they breathe. The online federal Air Quality Health Index program launched this week in these three communities, the Government of Nunavut’s Department of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 201820 Views

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GNWT Announces 11 Recipients for the 2018-19 Health Choices Fund

YELLOWKNIFE (May 10, 2018) – Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services announced eleven funding recipients for the 2018-19 Healthy Choices Fund. The Healthy Choices Fund helps eligible organizations and community governments maximize the impact of health promotion and prevention activities that support individuals, families, and communities in making positive lifestyle choices. This year’s […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201850 Views

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Close to 700 young First Nations athletes from across Quebec to celebrate student success and healthy lifestyle habits at Laval University’s sports complex

QUEBEC CITY, May 10, 2018 – The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is proud to kick off the 11th edition of its Inter-school Games taking place from May 10 to 13, 2018, at Laval University’s Pavillon de l’éducation physique et des sports (PEPS). Since its inception, in 2008, this friendly competition has grown in popularity. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201835 Views

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During national nursing week, thank Nunavut nurses, GN urges – Nunatsiaq News

May 10, 2018 But say it in English: only 10 nurses in Nunavut are Inuit, according to recent stats It’s National Nursing Week from May 7 to May 13, and Nunavut’s Department of Health is urging residents to recognize the territory’s hard-working nurses. “Offer a word of thanks and encouragement to nurses in your community!” […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201824 Views

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Minister Carolyn Bennett to Participate in the Inauguration of the new Health Care Facility in Pessamit, Quebec on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services

From: Indigenous Services Canada Quebec – Please be advised that the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will participate in the inauguration of Pessamit First Nation’s new integrated health and social services facility. A brief media availability will take […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201833 Views

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MNBC Ministry of Health Announces Official Launch of Métis Elders Hotline

On behalf of the Métis Nation BC’s Ministry of Health and our fantastic team, it gives me great pleasure as your Minister to announce that the ” Métis Elders Line” is now officially up and running! The ” Métis Elders Line” is a wonderful way to connect with our Elders and reduce isolation. Community Presidents […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201827 Views

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Canada Health Infoway Teams up with Kids Help Phone to Provide Crisis Support Via Text

May 10, 2018 (Toronto) — Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) and Kids Help Phone have formed a partnership to help expand the reach of Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone. In January 2018, Kids Help Phone — the only nationwide counselling and support service of its kind for youth in Canada — formed a […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201835 Views

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Air Quality Health Index program launches in Nunavut

May 10, 2018 The Government of Nunavut Department of Environment is pleased to announce that the federal Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) program will launch in Iqaluit, Kugluktuk and Arviat this week. The AQHI measures the impact of air pollution on human health by reporting a number between 1 and 10+, where higher values reflect […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201849 Views

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Premiere Screening of “Finding Peter Bryce”

May 10, 2018 You are invited to the premiere screening of Finding Peter Bryce. This event will take place at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa on May 10, 2018. The doors will open at 6:00 pm and programming will start at 6:30 pm. For the best seats please arrive somewhere between 6:00 pm and 6:30 pm. […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201833 Views

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Veritas Pharma Provides Comment on Canadian Senate Recommendation for a One-Year Deferment Legalizing Cannabis

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 10, 2018 — Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE:VRT) (OTC:VRTHF) (Frankfurt:2VP), (“Veritas” or the “Company”) provides the following statement to the recommendation issued by Members of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples calling for a one-year deferment to allow for further consultation with Indigenous groups on May 1, 2018. Members of the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 10, 201846 Views

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Notable First Nation surgeon to be honoured in Sagamok-Anishnawbek FN – My Algoma Manitoulin Now

Dr. Nadine Caron, a well-known Canadian surgeon, who is also notable for being the first Canadian female general surgeon of First Nations descent, will be honoured in her home First Nation. Ojibwe on her mother’s side, Dr. Caron will be honoured by her family’s home community of Sagamok-Anishnawbek First Nation, south of Massey. She says […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 201823 Views

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NU Government: Kindergarten preschool health assessment

09 May 2018  Is your child starting kindergarten in Arviat, August 2018? The Arviat health centre will be conducting health assessments and immunizations for all children born in 2013. Please drop in or call the Arviat health centre at 867-857-3100 to book an appointment. Appointments are available on Monday afternoons. A school screening appointment […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201831 Views

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PE Government: Handle with Care giving young children a good start

Strengthening mental health services – Across the province, hundreds of Island children – and their parents and caregivers – are getting help to build a strong future together. More than 25 Handle With Care programs have been held in Island communities to support the mental health of young children from birth to 6 years. This […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201822 Views

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Participants explore equity, diversity and inclusivity in science as part of London Health Research Day

May 7, 2018 Equity, diversity and inclusivity are crucial to the future of Canadian science. This is a topic of national importance that has garnered attention and action from the federal government, funding agencies and scientists across the country. To help address this important topic, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Lawson […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201827 Views

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Lions donate $100,000 for Indigenous Community

Funds will support Eye Exam Room and Diabetes Care in new Health Centre For immediate release (TORONTO May 7, 2018): The Toronto Netralya Lions Club (TNLC) donated $100,000 for “Indigenous Eye Health” at a fundraiser organized at the Avani Event Centre in Vaughan. Funds raised at the Lions Gala for Sight – 2018 will support […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201863 Views

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Statement: Celebrating Indigenous Nurses’ Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – May 9, 2018 – The Minister of Indigenous Services, Jane Philpott, issued the following statement today: “Today, we celebrate Indigenous Nurses’ Day. It is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the incredible work being done every day by First Nations, Inuit and Métis nurses, and to highlight their tremendous dedication to their communities. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 201825 Views

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Mental Health is Health.

Mental Health is Health. Those four words are at the heart of CAMH’s most ambitious public awareness campaign in years. Starting today, you will see those words all over the Greater Toronto Area on billboards, bus stops and TTC stations and throughout CAMH.  You will see them on television and social media channels. The message is […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2018139 Views

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Montreal shelter serving many Inuit women gets $1-million gift – Nunatsiaq News

May 08, 2018 Chez Doris serves about 250 Inuit women a year Chez Doris, the day shelter for homeless women in downtown Montreal that serves many Inuit clients, received a big boost this past Sunday. That’s when, at a fundraising tea attended by its many donors and supporters, the shelter accepted a donation of $1 […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201827 Views

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Manitoba to Fund Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Clinics

May 8, 2018 Government Commits $1.2 Million to Improve Access to Addictions Treatment: Goertzen The Manitoba government will establish five rapid-access, front-line clinics across the province to treat individuals seeking help for substance-related addictions, including patients struggling with opiate, methamphetamine and alcohol addiction, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “These clinics […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 2018137 Views

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Nunavut celebrates National Nursing Week

07 May 2018  During National Nursing Week, May 7 to May 13 2018, the Government of Nunavut (GN) Department of Health wants to recognize the hardworking nurses in the territory. Yes This Is Nursing is this year’s National Nursing Week theme, outlining the changes and opportunities brought by the use and advancement of information […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201821 Views

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24/7 First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line now available online

From: Indigenous Services Canada Expansion of counseling services means 24/7 access by phone and online chat May 8 2018 Ottawa, ONTARIO Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada supports mental health wellbeing for First Nations and Inuit through dedicated resources, including culturally competent counselling services by the First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201844 Views

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Mental Health Week launched in North Battleford – Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

Representatives from the City of North Battleford joined the Battlefords Canadian Mental Health Association and other supporters to proclaim Mental Health Week at a ceremony outside City Hall Monday. The city raised the CMHA flag as a youth drumming group from Poundmaker First Nation performed to honour the occasion. Mayor Ryan Bater said it’s important […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201822 Views

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Government of Canada announces call for proposals for community-based projects supporting seniors

May 7, 2018          Gatineau, Quebec                                  Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians, including seniors, to contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country. In support of this commitment, the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201840 Views

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Indigenous Services Canada Announces 2018 Award Recipients for Excellence in Nursing Celebrating exceptional contributions to the health and well-being of First Nations and Inuit

From: Indigenous Services Canada May, 7, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous Services Canada Nurses in Canada are essential to advancing the country’s healthcare system. Their work in providing high-quality primary and critical care and advocating for health promotion and disease prevention contributes greatly to improving the health of alCanadians. May 7 marks the beginning […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201885 Views

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Extraordinary Donation of $1 million for Chez Doris Day Shelter

MONTREAL, May 6, 2018  – Chez Doris women’s day shelter is to receive an exceptional donation of $1 million from Mr. Andrew Harper, a retired Montreal businessman. Mr. Harper, now 95, owned and operated with his late wife, Carole, a company specializing in importing and distributing cookies and chocolates. In honour of this gift, Chez Doris’ building […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 201839 Views

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Nunavut Celebrates Mental Health Week

May 07, 2018 Mental Health Week is May 7-13, and the Government of Nunavut Department of Health encourages Nunavummiut to talk and connect with friends, family and Elders about mental health and wellness. It is important to take care of your mind as you would your body. Be patient with yourself and others and reach […]

by pmnationtalk on May 7, 201842 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on Mental Health Week

May 07, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Mental Health Week: “This week, I encourage all Canadians to raise their voices and #GetLoud for mental health. Led by the Canadian Mental Health Association, Mental Health Week calls on all of us to share our stories and listen to others, and make […]

by pmnationtalk on May 7, 201828 Views

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Trichinella alert for Cape Dorset

04 May 2018  The Department of Health is advising residents of Cape Dorset that a polar bear has tested positive for trichinella. If you ate uncooked polar bear meat recently and experienced stomach pain, muscle pain, diarrhea, swollen eyelids, sweating and weakness, you might be infected with trichinella. You should go to the health […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201844 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta Releases Opioid Data & Action Plan

Edmonton, AB May 2, 2018 – The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is committed to positively affecting the health status of Métis citizens by providing supports and services to address the unique health outcomes among Métis Albertans. Utilizing our ongoing partnership and in response to the opioid crisis affecting all Albertans, the MNA is collaborating […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201858 Views

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Media advisory: Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna to speak at the Western Canada Addiction Forum on Behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services

Media advisory Ottawa – Please be advised that Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will deliver remarks at the Western Canada Addiction Forum on Indigenous Health in Canada. Date: May 5, 2018 Time: 8:15 am (PDT) Where: Delta Hotels Grand Okanagan Resort 1310 Water Street Kelowna, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201833 Views

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Ontario Expanding Mental Health and Addictions Support for Youth

Six New Youth Wellness Hubs Will Help Up To 12,000 Youth May 3, 2018 1:00 P.M. Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario is investing in six new youth wellness hubs to help more youth access the mental health and addictions services they need, close to home. Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services, […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201830 Views

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When will First Nations in southern Ontario get clean drinking water? – TVO.org

Tyendinaga has been under a boil-water advisory for 10 years — something the chief of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte is calling an instance of “environmental racism” May 04, 2018 TYENDINAGA MOHAWK TERRITORY — As of June, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation will have been living under a long-term […]

by ahnationtalk on May 4, 201832 Views

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Nearly 500 More Long-Term Care Beds for Seniors in Indigenous Communities

Ontario Supporting Seniors, Caregivers and Families with 30,000 New Beds Across the Province May 4, 2018 9:00 A.M. Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Ontario is creating nearly 500 new long-term care beds for Indigenous community members across the province. These beds will deliver culturally appropriate care for Indigenous peoples, reduce wait times and meet […]

by pmnationtalk on May 4, 201880 Views

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PE Government: Public Health Alert

The Chief Public Health Officer is alerting Islanders of the presence of a highly potent opioid, fentanyl, in the province of Prince Edward Island. Charlottetown Police Services has confirmed the presence of fentanyl in cocaine seized in Prince Edward Island.   Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than morphine and has caused […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201836 Views

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BC Government: Renovated space, integrated services equal stronger safety net for youth on DTES

May 3, 2018 VANCOUVER – Some of B.C.’s most-vulnerable youth on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside have a newly renovated space that’s tailored to serve their needs. The Vancouver Integrated Youth Services Centre brings together key supports under one roof – including child and youth mental health, addiction services, child protection and police. Together, they provide a […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201826 Views

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North East LHIN Announces Increased Access to Primary Care for People Living in Kapuskasing and Area

May 03, 2018 – People will have greater access to high-quality health care closer to home thanks to a new team of health care professionals coming to Kapuskasing and a new Indigenous Interprofessional Primary Care Team that will serve Indigenous Northerners. On Thursday, the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN) along with local […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201831 Views

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HealthSpace Announces Peterborough Public Health to Participate in the Alpha Phase of Its Blockchain Initiative – The VIA Marketplace API

Vancouver, BC – May 3, 2018 – HealthSpace Data Systems Ltd. (the “Company” or “HealthSpace”) (CSE:HS) (Frankfurt:38H) (OTC:HDSLF) announced that Peterborough Public Health (Peterborough), Peterborough, Ontario has agreed to be the first environmental regulatory agency to pilot the VIA Marketplace. Peterborough will begin participating in a real world environment by having health officials use the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201839 Views

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GNWT Announces Anti-Poverty Funding Recipients

YELLOWKNIFE (May 2, 2018) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced the recipients of over $1 million that the Government of the Northwest Territories is investing  in local projects that take action against poverty.  In total, 43 projects led by community and Indigenous organizations will receive funding under the 2018-19 Anti-Poverty Fund […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201832 Views

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April 2018: Continued progress on lifting long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve

May 3, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous Services Canada The federal government remains steadfast in its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021. Ongoing investments in water and wastewater infrastructure are helping to eliminate long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve. The Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201841 Views

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Message from the Minister of Health – Vision Health Month

Statement Vision loss can be devastating to Canadians of all ages – one in seven of whom will develop a major eye disease in their lifetime. Every May, we mark Vision Health Month, a time to reflect on just how important good vision is to our everyday lives and the simple steps we can take […]

by pmnationtalk on May 3, 201824 Views

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