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BR Costly Care Waits – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 5, 2017  HALIFAX – The younger sisters of a Nova Scotia woman with epilepsy and M-S say the costs of waiting to get her into a nursing home are hard for them to bear. Fifty-eight-year-old Maureen Dares is being put up in a Halifax hotel room by her sisters […]

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CAAN: National Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2017

OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2017  – The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) announces Indigenous leadership will gather on November 30, 2017 in Ottawa, ON for a Parliamentary Breakfast to launch Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2017. It will be followed December 1 – 6, 2017 by events across the country (Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Iqaluit, Toronto, and more) […]

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NCC: Salmon, cod or bakeapples available in our community freezer!

03 November 2017 Salmon, cod or bakeapples are now available for seniors (60+) and people with disabilities through our community freezer program. If you know of someone who is eligible to receive these items, please contact one of our staff listed in the poster below. Please note the designated pick-up times. NT5

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AADNC November 1, 2017 – Water in First Nation communities

November 2017 November 1, 2017 – Water in First Nation communities NT5

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Seasonal flu vaccine clinics now open – Yukon Government

November 3, 2017 Flu vaccination clinics are now being offered to the public. The vaccine is free and available to everyone over the age of six months through local health centres. Some communities are also offering vaccination clinics at other frequented locations, such as college campuses and First Nations offices. Influenza is already circulating in […]

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NunatuKavut Contributes to Canadian Cancer Society’s Air Daffodil

03 November 2017 The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced a $5,000 donation to the Canadian Cancer Society for Air Daffodil – Air Travel Assistance Program. It provides much-needed financial assistance to cancer patients in Labrador who travel by air for medical treatment. Air Daffodil is designed to alleviate the burden of a cancer diagnosis […]

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First Nations should reconsider banishment, says Indigenous physician – CBC

Doctor cautions communities to focus on harm reduction rather than barring drug dealers Nov 03, 2017 First Nations can make political decisions to remove members from their communities, but an Indigenous physician says that might not be the best approach. “I think it’s not going to work,” Marcia Anderson said regarding whether First Nations should […]

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MNBC: Raising awareness this MOVEMBER

November 2nd, 2017 DID YOU KNOW: Métis, First Nations, and Inuit men have an increased incidence of cancer and the presentation of these cancers occurs at later stages in comparison to non-Aboriginal men. As such, regular screening is key to ensuring the vitality of our Métis communities. Join us this November in our #MétisMovember movement, […]

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Grand Council Chief congratulates Kenn Richard on winning the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) November 02, 2017— Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates Kenn Richard on winning the Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award. Kenn Richard is the founding Executive Director of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto. “Kenn is an outstanding individual who has the interests of our children’s s well-being […]

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Update – National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare – A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now

Update – National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare – A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now OTTAWA, Nov. 2, 2017  – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed supporters gathered today on Parliament Hill for the National Day of Action on […]

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Media Advisory: Member of Parliament for Miramichi – Grand Lake to deliver remarks at the grand opening of the new early childhood facility in Eel Ground First Nation

EEL GROUND, November 2, 2017 – The Member of Parliament for Miramichi – Grand Lake, Pat Finnigan, will participate in the grand opening of the new early childhood facility in Eel Ground First Nation on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, and the Honourable Patricia Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and […]

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Ontario students and post-secondary institutions make immediate call for new, integrated mental health strategy

By: Colleges Ontario, Council of Ontario Universities, College Student Alliance and Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2017 – Ontario’s students, colleges and universities are calling on the province to take immediate action on the growing problem of student mental health with an integrated strategy that begins in kindergarten and continues through high school, […]

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National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now

National Day of Action on First Nations Child Welfare A Message to the Government of Canada: Comply with CHRT Ruling, Support First Nations Children Now November 2, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) – Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde addressed supporters gathered today on Parliament Hill for the National Day of Action on First […]

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P.E.I. chief touts new water plan for First Nations communities – CBC

Brian Francis says it would take liability away from cheifs and council Nov 01, 2017 Chief Brian Francis says First Nations communities would stand to benefit from a regional water authority. The Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs recently applied for federal government funding to set up a regional water authority for 30 communities […]

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GNU: Health celebrates Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017

November 01, 2017 Health celebrates Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017 Iqaluit Health Services invites the public to recognize Canadian Patient Safety Week 2017. There will be events, festivities, and free giveaways for the public at Qikiqtani General Hospital on Monday, October 30t, to Friday, November 3 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 3 to 4 […]

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Post secondary groups call for beefed up mental health services for students – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 2, 2017 By Sheryl Ubelacker THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ A coalition of Ontario student groups, colleges and universities wants the province to significantly boost services for young people struggling with mental health issues as they pursue post-secondary education, with what’s being described as a collaborative “whole community” approach. The group is […]

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NDP says documents show health care impact ignored in Saskatchewan bus shutdown – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 1, 2017  By Jennifer Graham THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA _ Government documents show health officials in Saskatchewan raised questions about shutting down the provincial bus company, saying it had been used “almost exclusively” to ship chemotherapy drugs and blood to hospitals across the province. “These products cannot be shipped by Central Services […]

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CAMH builds on radioimaging legacy with creation of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry

CAMH builds on radioimaging legacy with creation of the Azrieli Centre for Neuro-Radiochemistry TORONTO, Nov. 1, 2017 – The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is home to Canada’s first positron emission tomography (PET) centre dedicated to mental illness research, and has a long-standing track record of pioneering new brain imaging agents. CAMH’s legacy […]

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York U: Canadian author to speak about segregated Indigenous healthcare

In Gary Geddes’ book, the dark past of Indigenous healthcare is revealed TORONTO, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 – Testimony from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission inspired author Gary Geddes to write Medicine Unbundled and will inspire a public conversation at York University. Geddes, an award-winning author and poet from B.C.’s Thetis Island, takes a historical look at the […]

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BC Gov News – B.C. celebrates Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

November 01, 2017 VICTORIA – British Columbians are invited to celebrate the contributions of Indigenous people with disabilities as government has proclaimed November Indigenous Disability Awareness Month. Acting on a recommendation from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS), B.C. became the first province in Canada to dedicate November to Indigenous people with […]

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa about an Indigenous health research workshop focused on healthy life trajectories

Communities are invited to apply for funding to participate in this CIHR workshop Hello, Tancheegia, Boozhoo, Bonjour, I’m pleased to inform you the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) will be launching Development Grants to bring interested First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Urban Indigenous communities together for a workshop to inform the development of the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 201756 Views

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Government of Canada to invest in cannabis education and awareness

From Health Canada New funds to bring total investment in public education, awareness and surveillance to $46M October 31, 2017 Ottawa, ON Government of Canada The Government of Canada introduced legislation to legalize, strictly regulate and restrict access to cannabis to keep it out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits from criminals […]

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Caution level high over Halloween themed fentanyl blotters in Winnipeg – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 30, 2017  WINNIPEG _ A push to keep children safe in Winnipeg is underway this Halloween as police warn about potentially lethal fentanyl blotters. Winnipeg police found blotters with an image of a witch riding a broom during a drug bust late last week _ they are believed to contain fentanyl or […]

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Getting to work on B.C.’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy – BC Government

October 30, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction Shane Simpson announced the members of his Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction as he invited British Columbians to share their ideas to help shape the Province’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. The 27 people appointed to the minister’s Advisory Forum on Poverty Reduction bring […]

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Salvation Army Signs Six Month Lease to Operate Sobering Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (October 27, 2017) – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Glen Abernethy, announced that the government has signed a six month lease with the Salvation Army in Yellowknife for a Yellowknife Sobering Centre location. The temporary location will provide services to those in need while the long-term location located at 5111 50th street is being […]

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Northern Quebec police warn of cannabis laced candies ahead of Halloween – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 29, 2017 By Morgan Lowrie THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ It may be nearly Halloween, but authorities in northern Quebec are trying to keep a certain type of gummy bear out of children’s hands. Authorities in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory are warning people to be careful after police recently intercepted […]

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New science committee will help meet the needs of Canada’s researchers

Government unveils plan to improve coordination among research funding agencies that support scientists, students October 27, 2017 – Ottawa ON When Canada’s scientists have the best support to meet their needs, whether new labs and equipment, access to funding, or opportunities to collaborate with their research peers or train new generations of students—they are able to […]

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Fort McMurray Métis and government study health of ‘disappearing’ freshwater clams – CBC

‘My only assumption is that it has got to be something in the waters’ says Métis elder Oct 27, 2017 Harvey Sykes remembers when he was a child and his father would toss freshwater clams fished from Fort McMurray’s two rivers into a pot of fish chowder. Today, he can hardly find any when he […]

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Funding boost allows patients who travel for medical needs in northern Ontario to be eligible for more money – CBC

Starting Nov. 1, coverage for lodging expenses will increase from $100 to up to $550 Oct 27, 2017 Patients who need to travel for medical needs in northern Ontario will now be eligible to receive more money for lodging expenses thanks to a boost in funding for the Northern Health Travel Grant program. “Improving access […]

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Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty In Timmins

Provincial Investment in Local Solutions Driving Change in Timmins October 26, 2017 1:00 P.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario. Cochrane District Social Planning Council […]

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Indigenous parents forced to give up children for better access to healthcare: opposition MP – RCI

The federal government is denying opposition claims that Indigenous parents in Canada continue to face the impossible choice of either keeping their children or surrendering them to the country’s “badly broken and badly underfunded” foster care system so they can receive healthcare services that are not available on Aboriginal reserves. New Democratic Party MP Charlie […]

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Ontario Helping Lift People Out of Poverty In Nipissing

Provincial Investment in Local Solutions Driving Change in Nipissing October 26, 2017 1:00 P.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness in Ontario. Canadore College in Nipissing will […]

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More than 600 cases of doctor assisted death in Quebec in 2016 17 – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 26, 2017 18:12 By Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ Quebecers are increasingly asking about having the province’s doctor-assisted suicide law expanded, the woman behind the legislation said Thursday. Veronique Hivon of the Parti Quebecois said “a lot of people” approach her about modifying the law to allow family members with degenerative illnesses […]

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Western University: Indigenous health care leaders meet in London to share successes in diabetes care and prevention

October 25, 2017 Health care and community leaders from over a dozen Indigenous communities across the country have gathered in London this week to launch a national roll-out of strategies for diabetes prevention and care. This week’s meetings mark the end of a pilot project called FORGE AHEAD, and the launch of a full-scale project […]

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Sturgeon Lake youth leader awarded for mental health work – Paherald.sk.ca

October 26, 2017 Three years ago, Clifford Ballantyne could barely get out of bed. He had no motivation, and no self worth. “I know how it felt,” the youth worker and mental health activist said. “I felt like I was nothing. I couldn’t and didn’t want to get out of be. I didn’t want to […]

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The evolution of Thunder Bay – The Chronicle Journal

NEWS that Thunder Bay’s regional hospital is getting new beds to cope with near-constant crowding resonates with Wednesday’s startling census figures on the city’s Aboriginal population explosion and the well-documented crisis in Indigenous health. It is no surprise that the city where Aboriginal Peoples accounted for the highest proportion of the population of any major […]

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First Nations Health Managers Association offer Intensive Course 200 – Leadership and Strategy – Edmonton, AB – November 27 – December 1, 2017

First Nations Health Managers Association offer Intensive Course 200 – Leadership and Strategy – Edmonton, AB – November 27 – December 1, 2017 Summary: FNHMA Course 200 – Leadership and Strategy Five day onsite training session in Edmonton, AB: November 27, December 1, 2017 Registration deadline: October 30, 2017 Location: Edmonton, AB. Contact: 1-844-218-0440 The […]

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NCC: Eastern Health releases a navigation video for cancer patients

26 October 2017 Back in September, Eastern Health released a navigation video for cancer patients called “Beginning Your Cancer Journey, An Introduction to Cancer Services in Newfoundland and Labrador.” The idea for the video originated at a forum as part of a cancer care initiative called “Journey in the Big Land” that NCC was a […]

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CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

CAMH study reveals promising new avenue to explore treatments for Alzheimer’s disease TORONTO, October 25, 2017 – In an innovative study, researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered brain changes linked to memory loss in people with Alzheimer’s disease. The discovery provides a new focus for exploring ways to treat […]

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Mac team to tackle ‘unacceptable’ water issues in First Nations communities – McMaster

October 24, 2017 The numbers are staggering. An analysis of water security and climate change in Indigenous communities shows that up to 72,000 people may have been affected by drinking water advisories (DWAs) in First Nations at the start of 2017. In 2016 alone, 133 boil water advisories in 90 Indigenous communities were issued that […]

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Iqaluit flu vaccine clinic dates

October 24, 2017 Starting on October 24, people can get their flu vaccine at Iqaluit Public Health, every Monday to Friday from 8:30 to11:30 a.m., and from 1 to 5 p.m. Iqaluit Public Health will also hold evening clinics from Tuesday, October 24 to Thursday, October 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Weekend clinics are […]

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Community Voices for World AIDS Day

We are excited to invite you to join us on November 30 for our annual Community Voices event. It will be an evening of music to raise awareness about HIV and to bring the community together to mark World AIDS Day. Community Voices will take place at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 14 Ave SW, T2R 0P3). The emcee for this […]

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Nunavut voters want to bring their elders home, is anyone listening? – CBC

Lack of regional elder care facilities leave residents in Rankin Inlet wondering when the government will act October 24, 2017 It’s a common theme for MLA candidates across Nunavut in this year’s territorial election: build facilities to keep elders in Nunavut when they are no longer able to care for themselves — or be cared for — at home. […]

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Local First Nation leadership pleased with government investment in water treatment facilities – SooToday.com

Federal and provincial governments investment of over $200,000 in five projects in Batchewana and Garden River communities helps provide clean water and protect waterways The governments of Canada and Ontario are committed to investing in local infrastructure which ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services that meet their […]

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FNHC: Fall 2017 Regional Caucus

October 20th, 2017 The Fall 2017 Regional Caucus Sessions will begin next week. The upcoming Fall Caucuses are important forums for Leadership, Health Leads and Social Leads to contribute to discussions on social determinants of health and connect with federal/provincial partners. This is a unique opportunity to affect how programs and services are delivered to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201778 Views

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FNHC: First Nations Health Council and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council sign MoU

October 20, 2017 On Monday, September 25, 2017, the First Nations Health Council (FNHC) and the 14 Chiefs of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council (NTC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the NTC Annual General Meeting in Port Alberni, BC. With this MoU, the FNHC  agrees to advocate for and support the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council […]

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Western Nunavut hamlet seeks support for elder care centre – Nunatsiaq Online

October 23, 2017 Kugluktuk needs $4 million to move ahead on $21.4-million project CAMBRIDGE BAY—The western Nunavut hamlet of Kugluktuk has a big plan to meet the needs of its community of roughly 1,500 people: a 24-bed long-term continuing care centre that would take in elders who require extended care or who suffer from dementia. […]

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First Nation says governments failing to protect residents – Sarnia Observer

October 22, 2017 SARNIA – A First Nation in Sarnia’s Chemical Valley says a promised Ontario health study needs to focus on the community surrounded by the petrochemical industry. That’s among the steps the Aamjiwnaang First Nation’s chief and council are calling for in the wake of Toronto media reports that have raised questions about […]

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FPT Health Ministers’ Meeting (HMM)

October 20, 2017 – Edmonton, AB Today, federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for health concluded their meeting in Edmonton, Alberta. Ministers held productive discussions on a number of health-related priorities, including efforts to address the overdose crisis, increase the accessibility and affordability of pharmaceuticals, and protect the health and safety of Canadians in […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201755 Views

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Marijuana dispensary operates in grey area – Northumberland Today

October 22, 2017 ALDERVILLE – There are different opinions on whether a marijuana dispensary located on Alderville First Nation is legal. The Medicine Wheel Natural Healing – Indigenous Healing Through Medicinal Cannabis is located on County Road 45 in Alderville, north of Cobourg. It had a “soft” opening in June and has been doing a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 201732 Views

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