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USW: Joint Statement Calling on Canada to End Sterilization without Consent

The United Steelworkers is one of 72 organizations to endorse the joint statement from Amnesty International Canada, the Native Women’s Association of Canada, and Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, calling for government action to #DefendConsent and end #ForcedSterilization of Indigenous women in Canada. Pressure is mounting for all levels of government and health bodies, with […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 2018103 Views

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Media Advisory – Chez Doris to serve 300 vulnerable and homeless women for its annual holiday meal

MONTREAL, Chez Doris will serve 300 women a holiday meal, a 25% increase from last year. In order to respond to the growing number of women in need, Chez Doris will host two back-to-back holiday parties, a lunch and dinner service, at the reception hall of Evangel Church. Women who are affected by poverty, homelessness […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201843 Views

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Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework Released

December 10, 2018— Ottawa, ON — Indigenous Services Canada Today, the Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework was released by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami as a next step in ongoing efforts to address staggeringly high rates of tuberculosis (TB) among Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat. In 2016, the reported rate of active TB among Inuit living in Inuit […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201853 Views

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More change ahead for NWT child protection – Cabin Radio

December 10, 2018 Weeks after failings in NWT child welfare were in part blamed on a major reorganization, the federal government signalled another big shift is on the way. At the start of December, Ottawa announced it is working with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis groups to pass legislation that will hand control of relevant […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201863 Views

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CMAJ: Occurrence of and referral to specialists for pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children and youth

Abstract BACKGROUND: Indigenous youth have higher rates of chronic health conditions interfering with healthy development, including high rates of ear, dental, chest and musculoskeletal pain, as well as headache, arthritis and mental health issues. This study explores differences in pain-related diagnoses in First Nations and non–First Nations children. METHODS: Data from a study population of age- and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 10, 201856 Views

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Chair will focus on Indigenous women’s heart health – Brighter World McMaster

December 06, 2018 Training health professionals to treat Indigenous women with heart disease in a culturally relevant way is the goal of a new research chair at McMaster University. Assistant professor Bernice Downey has received the Indigenous Early Career Women’s Heart and Brain Health Chair Award for the new project. “The goal of this project […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201858 Views

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Media advisory: Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Indigenous Services Canada to Brief Media on the Tuberculosis Elimination Framework

Ottawa – Please be advised that officials from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami and Indigenous Services Canada will provide a briefing on the newly ratified Inuit Tuberculosis Elimination Framework. This Framework will guide efforts to eliminate tuberculosis among Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat by 2030. The briefing will include a background of the Framework’s development, and provide an […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201863 Views

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CMHA Sudbury/Manitoulin and the North East LHIN Launch Two New Free Psychotherapy Services at Cambrian College

December 4, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin (CMHA-S/M) and the North East Local Health Integration Network (North East LHIN) introduced students at Cambrian College to two new, free psychotherapy services they can use for help dealing with low mood, stress, and worry. Both skill-building programs, funded by the Ontario Government, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201881 Views

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She’s Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty – TheTyee.ca

How Jessie Housty feeds the growth of her Heiltsuk culture and community. “I want to stress that we have no idea what we are doing.” So says ’Cúagilákv Jessie Housty, a self-described “community agitator, mother, land-based educator, indigenist, [and] unapologetically Haíłzaqv” woman — who promptly displays all the hallmarks of someone who knows exactly what […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201837 Views

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Reminder: Water advisory for Sanikiluaq

December 07, 2018 The Department of Health reminds residents of Sanikiluaq that water for consumption should come from the reverse osmosis units installed in each household. Water from the reverse osmosis units should be used for the following: drinking; preparing infant formulas; preparing juices and ice cubes; washing fruits and vegetables; and cooking. Store-bought water […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201854 Views

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Drug overdoses continue to ravage Alberta First Nation – APTN News

December 07, 2018 Lori Eagle Plume visits the Blood Tribe Department of Health regularly for her suboxone treatment after kicking her addiction four years ago. Her motivation? The thought of losing her children to the foster care system. “Them almost getting taken away from me, it was hard knowing that – either you get help […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201856 Views

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The governments of Canada and Manitoba improve access to treatment for people with substance use disorders

December 7, 2018      Winnipeg, MB     Government of Canada The opioid crisis continues to devastate individuals, families and communities across Canada. In Manitoba, a significant increase in the use of methamphetamines remains problematic and has resulted in a number of negative impacts for individuals, families, and communities. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201847 Views

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Treatment options opening on Blood Tribe

December 06, 2018 A new safe withdrawal management site will provide substance use treatment services for people in the community. Blood Tribe paramedics will now be able to give patients who have overdosed the option of going to the safe withdrawal management site to receive health assessment, interventions, and access to local resources and programs. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201859 Views

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Media advisory: The Governments of Canada and Manitoba will announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance use disorder

From: Health Canada December 6, 2018 – On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, and the Honourable Cameron Friesen, Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, Province of Manitoba, will announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance use […]

by aanationtalk on December 7, 201831 Views

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Help us’ Grassy Narrows chief demands of federal government after release of new report – CBC

Chief Rudy Turtle calling for better compensation for symptoms of mercury poisoning of First Nation’s members December 06, 2018 The chief of Grassy Narrows First Nation is calling on the federal government to provide compensation for people suffering the effects of exposure to high levels of mercury and to better resource special education funding in […]

by pmnationtalk on December 7, 201884 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Jones to announce improvements to the Nutrition North Canada program

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Iqaluit, Nunavut – Please be advised that Yvonne Jones, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, will make an announcement on improvements to the Nutrition North […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201860 Views

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B.C. children and families get help with mental health at 100 intake clinics – BC Gov

Dec. 6, 2018 VICTORIA – “With school in full swing, midterms over and the holiday season on the horizon, December makes sense as a time for parents to check in with their children to see how things are going,” said Wade Maybie, a registered nurse at the Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) Clinic in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201860 Views

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New report calls for ‘urgent action’ over mercury poisoning of Grassy Narrows youth, mothers – CBC

Fish consumption from contaminated river linked to a multitude of health problems in community Dec 05, 2018 A new report shows mercury poisoning of the English-Wabigoon river system is having serious, detrimental effects on the health of youth and mothers in Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation). The second part of the Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201862 Views

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New Mental Health Training Program For Physicians Launching This Week

December 5, 2018 A new training program that will better equip physicians to assess and treat mental health conditions in children and youth is launching this week in Saskatoon. The REACH Institute’s Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care program is being presented by the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Division at the University of Saskatchewan, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2018128 Views

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‘Healthy Active Natives’ Group Inspires Thousands Of Indigenous People To Get Healthy – HuffPost Canada

An Indigenous personal trainer wanted to see a healthy Indigenous community online. So he created one. When Waylon Pahona began his online search for an Indigenous wellness community, he didn’t get any results. He Googled, scoured Facebook and YouTube, but found nothing. “I used to work as a personal trainer in a physical therapy setting […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201858 Views

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Minister of Health Tables in Parliament a Framework on Palliative Care in Canada

From: Health Canada News release On December 4, 2018 Ottawa, ON Health Canada Many Canadians with life-limiting illnesses wish to remain independent and receive the care they need at home or in their community. Improved access to palliative care in a variety of settings is critical to making this happen. Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 201870 Views

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Saskatchewan Health Authority Marks One-Year Milestone

December 04, 2018 One year after beginning operations, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is better positioned than ever to build a health system that truly works for patients, families and residents and achieve its vision of Healthy People, Healthy Saskatchewan. ​“December 4, 2017, is not the day we amalgamated, it is the day we came […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201875 Views

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November 2018: Continued progress on long-term drinking water advisories

December 4, 2018 – Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory, ON – Indigenous Services Canada The federal government remains steadfast and on track in its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves by March 2021 and prevent short-term advisories from becoming long-term. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201850 Views

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Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee leaders working to make progress on shared priorities including housing and food security

December 4, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Crown-Indigenous Relations Canada The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Intergovernmental and Northern Affairs and Internal Trade, Dominic LeBlanc, and the President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Natan Obed and Inuit leaders, were pleased to gather on November 29 for the sixth meeting of the Inuit-Crown Partnership […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201847 Views

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer Health Professional Forum on New Cannabis Toolkit to Educate Health Professionals

December 3, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Government of Canada The Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) Health Professional Forum, which comprises 18 national health organizations, is working with partners to ensure health professionals are well-equipped to provide Canadians with credible and evidence-based information and advice on the use of non-medical cannabis since its legalization and […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201856 Views

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Steelworkers Humanity Fund Contributes $188,330 to 112 Food Banks Across Canada

TORONTO – The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is contributing $188,330 to 112 food banks and community food centres across Canada. “The Steelworkers Humanity Fund is our union’s tool to combat poverty at the global level, but also within our own communities. This is why we are very proud to contribute to food banks and community food […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201871 Views

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Medal of Good Citizenship recipients announced

Dec. 4, 2018 VANCOUVER – Nineteen British Columbians will be receiving the Province’s Medal of Good Citizenship for their outstanding community service. “It is an honour to congratulate these community leaders whose commitment helps strengthen our society,” said Premier John Horgan. “The Medal of Good Citizenship awards recognize these individuals and their remarkable contributions to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201893 Views

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HIV testing event in Winnipeg aims to reduce stigma in Indigenous communities – CBC

89 new cases of HIV reported in Manitoba in 2017 Dec 04, 2018 It’s been almost 40 years since Peetanacoot Nenakawekapo first learned one of her friends had been being diagnosed with AIDS. On Monday, the two-spirit elder who now works at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre was on site at an HIV testing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201851 Views

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Recognizing Albertans with disabilities

Dec 03, 2018 Albertans are joining people around the world on United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities to recognize and celebrate the important contributions people with disabilities make to the province. Events are being held across the province to create awareness and understanding of disability issues and to recognize the accomplishments and contributions […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201856 Views

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Accessibility grants help break down barriers to inclusion

Dec. 3, 2018 VANCOUVER – Sixteen accessibility projects throughout British Columbia are benefiting from $500,000 in provincial funding that focuses on promoting greater accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities. The funding is being distributed through an accessibility project grant program administered by Disability Alliance BC (DABC). The 16 not-for-profit organizations will receive funding between […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2018121 Views

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Health-system Innovators Receive Awards for Improving Patient Care and Efficiency

December 3, 2018 Health-system innovators from across the province received awards today from Health Minister Cameron Friesen for projects that have improved services for Manitoba families. “As health care continues to transform, we need to look at innovative ways of enhancing access to consistent, reliable care at all levels of the health-care system,” said Friesen.  […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 201842 Views

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Rabies suspected in Cambridge Bay

03 December 2018 The Department of Health would like to notify residents of Cambridge Bay that a dog in the community is suspected to have rabies. People are reminded to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease. If you see an animal behaving strangely, staggering, frothing at the mouth, choking or making […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201857 Views

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Funding Agreement Enhances Saskatoon Tribal Council’s Harm Reduction Program

December 3, 2018 Harm reduction services in Saskatoon are getting a boost thanks to a multi-year funding agreement between the Saskatchewan Government, Indigenous Services Canada and the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC). The Ministry of Health, through the Saskatchewan Health Authority, and Indigenous Services Canada will each contribute a total of $825,000 between October 2018 and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201862 Views

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Recruiting Indigenous Physicians in the Northwest Territories – Alternatives Journal

What will it take to get more Indigenous doctors practicing medicine in the North? Thomsen D’Hont, a Metis medical student from Yellowknife, has a few ideas. In 2017, there was a 35 percent shortage of general practitioner physicians in the Northwest Territories (NWT), a shortage that’s led to nearly half of the territory’s population lacking […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201845 Views

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Canada’s Minister of Health calls for end to stigma on World AIDS Day

From: Public Health Agency of Canada December 1, 2018                   Ottawa, ON                   Public Health Agency of Canada Every year on December 1, World AIDS Day reminds us to recognize the strength and resilience of people living with HIV, to remember those we have lost and to acknowledge both the important progress that has been […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201861 Views

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Nogdawindamin launches neonatal, children’s mental health hubs (3 photos) – Soo Today

Federal government commits more than $6 million to Indigenous child welfare Nogdawindamin Family and Community Services is expanding its footprint in the Sault Ste. Marie area with the launch of Baby Lucious Neonatal Hub for mothers living with opioid addiction in the downtown core, and Nogdaawenmishin children’s mental health services hub in Batchewana First Nation. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201863 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on World AIDS Day

December 1, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, issued the following statement on World AIDS Day: “Today, on the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we stand in solidarity with people living with HIV and AIDS in Canada and around the world. We mourn those we have lost to this devastating epidemic, and unite to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201861 Views

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Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2018

30 November 2018    Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week is December 1 to 5, 2018. Help reduce the stigma around HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by talking about prevention! Getting tested to know your status will protect you, your partner(s), and your communities. Current rates of HIV/AIDS are very low in Nunavut. The […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 201863 Views

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Montréal: Fast-Track city – A common action plan to accelerate the fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 29, 2018 – On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Ville de Montréal, the Montréal regional public health department and the Table des organismes communautaires montréalais de lutte contre le sida (TOMS) are unveiling their common action plan for Montréal sans sida 2019–2020. Developed in collaboration with the most affected communities, the plan aims to eradicate […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201872 Views

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Government of Canada, with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders, announce co-developed legislation will be introduced on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019

November 30, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Indigenous Services Canada Today, Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, together with Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed, and Métis National Council President Clément Chartier, announced that the Government of Canada will introduce co-developed federal legislation on Indigenous child and family […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201879 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief RoseAnne Archibald Statement on Addictions Awareness Week

(Toronto, ON, November 27, 2018) – “National Addictions Awareness Week is the time for us to focus on creating the necessary space for reconciliation and healing in First Nations communities, where addictions and the use of opioids has long been in crisis proportions. First Nations are a resilient people, having long lived and battled the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201864 Views

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First Nations Health Authority Launches Cannabis Awareness Campaign

Nov 26, 2018 The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has launched a public health campaign aimed at reducing cannabis use among Indigenous children and youth by reminding them that their culture and traditional values give them the strength and ability to make the right choices for themselves. Some of the ads are aimed specifically at […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201847 Views

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NS Government: Province Marks HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

November 29, 2018 Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey raised a flag at Province House today, Nov. 29, to mark HIV/AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day. This year’s theme, Know Your Status, highlights the importance of prevention, early diagnosis, and ongoing care and treatment. World AIDS day is Dec. 1 and also marks the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201865 Views

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Addiction Recovery Approaches and Options – FNHA

Nov 28, 2018 A message from Dr. Nel Wieman, Senior Medical Officer, and Paul Perry, MN, First Nations Addictions Care Partnership Manager, FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO) Recovering from drug addiction can be thought of as a return to a state of health, mind, spirit and strength. While the end goal of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201841 Views

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NU Government: National Addictions Awareness Week

November 29, 2018 Nunavummiut are invited to join the Department of Health in recognizing National Addictions Awareness Week from November 26 to December 2. National Addictions Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of addictions and reduce the negative societal impacts and stigma associated with substance abuse. Building and maintaining supportive communities can help improve the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201848 Views

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Time for progress in reducing emissions or risk human lives and viability of health systems says new Lancet Countdown report

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2018  – Canada’s slow progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions is having a significant impact on the physical and mental health of Canadians, suggests a new brief published today by the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change. With support from the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201862 Views

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Indigenous knowledge is the solution to Canada’s health inequities – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 29, 2018  By Debbie Martin, Associate Professor & Canada Research Chair, Indigenous Peoples’ Health and Well-being, Dalhousie University THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201836 Views

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Government of Canada announces support to help reduce HIV and hepatitis C in gay, bisexual, transgender, Two-Spirit and queer men in Canada

November 29, 2018         Ottawa, Ontario         Public Health Agency of Canada While Canada has made progress in addressing HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) in the last three decades, rates of these preventable infections continue to increase. In 2017, a total of 2,402 new cases of HIV were reported in Canada, equal to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201849 Views

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Media advisory: Minister of Health and Parliamentary Secretary to participate in World AIDS Day activities

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Media advisory Ottawa, Ontario – Wednesday, November 28, 2018 The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health and John Oliver and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health, will take part in the commemoration activities of World AIDS Day. The itinerary of events includes: Date Thursday, November 29, 2018 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 201865 Views

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Communities in the Comox Valley Regional District to benefit from cleaner, more reliable drinking water

From: Infrastructure Canada News release Comox Valley, British Columbia, November 28, 2018—The governments of Canada and British Columbia recognize how important investing in modern reliable water services is to building healthy sustainable communities. Today, Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, and Ronna Rae […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2018103 Views

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