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AMC: Celebrating clean drinking water in Pauingassi First Nation

Pauingassi First Nation is one of the most remote First Nations in Manitoba. Although it is only 280 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, there is no road into the community. For two months, the First Nation is accessible by winter road—that’s during a year with a cold winter. There is no airstrip/airport in or near the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201863 Views

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NS Government: Community Projects to Reduce Poverty

Sep 14, 2018 Communities throughout Nova Scotia will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty. The Building Vibrant Communities grant program helps community-based organizations develop innovative approaches and build their capacity as government works to reduce poverty in the province. Forty projects across the province will receive a total investment of almost […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201848 Views

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NU Government: 2018 United for Life Gathering for Suicide Prevention leads to community empowerment and action

BAKER LAKE, Nunavut (September 13, 2018) – A three-day United for Life gathering for Suicide Prevention, organized by the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) partners, brought together more than 100 stakeholders including Elders, community wellness leaders, Inuit organizations, businesses, treatment organizations and survivors. Participants worked to strengthen networks, heal and learn from each other, and empower […]

by pmnationtalk on September 14, 201862 Views

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New, Inuit-specific child care initiative will ‘right a wrong,’ says Inuit leader – CBC

Inuit families can now apply for specific support or funding under the Child First Initiative Sep 14, 2018 The federal government will create a new, Inuit-specific service to ensure Indigenous children have full access to health and social services. Indigenous Services Canada announced the creation of the new framework on Monday. At the same time, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 201833 Views

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Boil Water Advisory – Rankin Inlet

13 September 2018  The Department of Health is issuing a boil water advisory for the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet. This is a precautionary measure due to a planned maintenance shutdown of the water holding tank. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a minimum […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201846 Views

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Third annual FASD Colour Run held in SRFN – Belleville Intelligencer

September 12, 2018 On Saturday, Sept. 8, Serpent River First Nation (SRFN) held its third annual fetal alcohol syndrome disorder (FASD) Colour Run in Cutler. Band member and community wellness nurse Amanda Cook, together with help from Sarah Gareau, put a great event together this year including a catered barbecue lunch of chicken breast on […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201849 Views

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Indigenous families struggled for health care before Jordan’s Principle: summit – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 12, 2018 By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ First Nation families say they struggled to get wheelchairs, beds and other health-care services for their children before Ottawa adopted Jordan’s Principle. The principle, which requires that kids get access to services without delays caused by jurisdictional issues, is named after […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201855 Views

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City of Kenora signs letter of intent to provide clean water to Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation – Kenora Daily Miner

Chief Chris Skead said the installation of water and sewage to the First Nation should be done by fall of 2019 September 12, 2018 After nearly 20 years, Wauzhushk Onigum (Rat Portage First Nation) will be getting clean drinking water. At the Kenora city council committee of the whole meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201865 Views

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Health releases new Qikiqtaaluk patient satisfaction questionnaire

12 September 2018  The Department of Health is releasing a Qikiqtaaluk patient satisfaction questionnaire between September 15 and November 1, 2018, in order to obtain feedback from the communities which will be used to improve health services. Patients, clients and families can complete the survey at the end of their visit at the hospital […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201857 Views

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Pursuing Well-being: Lessons from the First Nations Poverty Action Research Project

Pursuing Well-being: Lessons from the First Nations Poverty Action Research Project The Poverty Action Research Project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health and the Institute of Population and Public Health). It represents a partnership between the Assembly of First Nations and an academic research team with the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2018205 Views

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Support in early-life key to well-being, Canada’s inquiry into violence against Indigenous women hears – RCI

The importance of health and well-being in early life for Indigenous people — and their ties to colonial violence — were highlighted Tuesday afternoon at the federal inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, as four days of hearings in Iqaluit reached their halfway point. The second panel of the four-day institutional hearing […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201857 Views

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NT Government: World Suicide Prevention Day – Child and Youth Care Counsellors

YELLOWKNIFE (September 11, 2018) – In recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day, the Government of the Northwest Territories announced new Child and Youth Care Counsellors (CYCCs) who will begin working in Tłı̨chǫ and Dehcho this month. The addition of CYCCs in our schools and communities will complement existing resources like community counsellors, community wellness workers, and […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201835 Views

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$5-million gift enhances children’s health research in Alberta – Folio

Sep 10, 2018 Top pediatric scientists to research and advocate for children’s health in new role as distinguished researchers. After undergoing successful heart surgery when she was 12, Grace Fisher took part in a learning session with a nurse as part of a research program to help her better understand her chronic condition and how […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 201847 Views

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Submit Your Entry For The FNHMA & MNP Health Innovation Showcase!

Submit Your Entry For The FNHMA & MNP Health Innovation Showcase!   Ottawa, ON, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 – In partnership with MNP, the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) announces that entries are being accepted for the ‘FNHMA & MNP Health Innovation Showcase’.  Innovation comes in many forms, and some of the most innovative ideas […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 2018224 Views

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Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The National ‘Excellence In Health Leadership Award’

Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For The National ‘Excellence In Health Leadership Award’. Ottawa, ON, Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 – In partnership with the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (CFHI), the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) announces that nominations for the ‘Excellence in Health Leadership Award’ are now open.  The award is designed to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 12, 201874 Views

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Government of Canada announces $50 million investment in child & family services, $6.2 million investment in health transformation with Saskatoon Tribal Council

From: Indigenous Services Canada September 11, 2018 Treaty Six Territory, Saskatoon, SK  Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC) to support First Nations-led health transformation and a community-led shift to prevention efforts in child and family services. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201867 Views

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VIU Nursing Professor Receives $10,000 Reach Award

September 10, 2018 Dr. Shannon Dames is investigating how self-compassion development can boost resilience in healthcare workers and address toxic work environments Vancouver Island University (VIU) Nursing Professor Dr. Shannon Dames and a multidisciplinary team from Island Health are collaborating to develop curriculum that will emphasize the importance of promoting self-compassion among healthcare providers. Dames […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201869 Views

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Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Host First-Ever National Summit on Jordan’s Principle September 12-13, 2018

Media Advisory – Assembly of First Nations to Host First-Ever National Summit on Jordan’s Principle September 12-13, 2018 September 11, 2018 Ottawa, ON:  Hundreds of First Nations citizens and families will gather in Winnipeg September 12-13 for the first-ever national summit on Jordan’s Principle.  The Summit will bring together First Nations families, community-based practitioners and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2018203 Views

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Media Advisory: Government of Canada announcements happening in Saskatoon on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

From: Privy Council Office Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. The following is a summary of Government of Canada announcements happening in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Tuesday, September 11, 2018. Minister Rodriguez to make an important announcement about Indigenous languages Time 10:30 a.m. Location Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre 305-2555 […]

by aanationtalk on September 11, 201889 Views

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Reminder: Boil Water Advisory – Whale Cove

10 September 2018  The Department of Health reminds all residents of Whale Cove to boil their water before consumption until further notice. This is a precautionary measure due to total coliform bacteria in the water system. During a boil water advisory, all water for consumption must be brought to a rolling boil for a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201853 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Philpott to announce investments for Health Transformation and Child and Family Services with Saskatoon Tribal Council

From: Indigenous Services Canada Treaty 6 Territory, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, alongside Tribal Chief Mark Arcand, Saskatoon Tribal Council, will announce investments for health transformation and child and family services. A media availability will follow the announcement. Date: September 11, 2018 Time: 11:30 a.m. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201870 Views

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Nunavut celebrates Embrace Life Day

10 September 2018  On Embrace Life Day, the Government of Nunavut encourages you to enjoy healthy activities that support mental health and wellness. Self-care and positive coping skills are important for mental health. Healthy activities like spending time with family and friends, enjoying time out on the land, sewing, hunting, crafting, eating healthy meals […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201845 Views

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World Suicide Prevention Day Message from President Johannes Lampe

September 10, 2018 Today, throughout Nunatsiavut and across this country, people will gather to show support for suicide prevention, to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have died, and to comfort those that have been left behind to pick up the pieces. I know firsthand just what it is like to lose a […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201862 Views

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Premier Savikataaq recognizes Embrace Life Day

10 September 2018  Premier Joe Savikataaq today released the following statement: “This Embrace Life Day, I ask that Nunavummiut hold onto hope, and celebrate our determination and strength. Our communities are blessed in family, knowledge and potential. We are all connected, and we are all loved. If you need to talk, please contact one […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201846 Views

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Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) and Indigenous Services Canada announce development of new Inuit-specific Child First Initiative, and interim measures to support Inuit children

From: Indigenous Services Canada Inuit-specific framework is currently being developed, to be finalized this fall ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ September 10, 2018 — Ottawa, ONTARIO — Indigenous Services Canada All Inuit children deserve equal access to essential services and supports without delay. This necessitates removing barriers that many Inuit children face in accessing services and ensuring that there […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201891 Views

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U of S to host CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health

SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will soon become the new home of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH)—one of 13 institutes of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)—under the leadership of the institute’s scientific director, Carrie Bourassa, who is joining the U of S College of Medicine. Sep 7, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201857 Views

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On World Suicide Prevention Day, Inuit issue call for action – Nunatsiaq News

Sep 10, 2018 Inuit to gather on Parliament Hill Today, on World Suicide Prevention Day, Inuit will gather at Parliament Hill in Ottawa to draw attention to the need for more suicide prevention efforts in Inuit Nunangat, where the suicide rates are roughly 10 times higher than in Canada as a whole. At 12:15 p.m. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201864 Views

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BC Government: Supporting healthy, safe communities for seniors

Sep 09, 2018 WHISTLER – Seniors’ ability to live active, safe, socially engaged and independent lives in their communities is being enhanced by $500,000 in age-friendly grants to local governments. “Seniors deserve to live in good health and be fully connected to their communities for as long as possible,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “Helping […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201854 Views

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The governments of Canada and Yukon invest in new Arena in Carmacks

Carmacks, Yukon, September 7, 2018—Investing in recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The governments of Canada and Yukon recognize that strategic investments in infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic communities while creating good jobs and helping grow the Northern economy. Today, the Honourable Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for Yukon, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201838 Views

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Message from the Minister of Health – World Suicide Prevention Day 2018

September 10, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Government of Canada Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness, promoting understanding and taking action to prevent losses of life to suicide. Suicide affects people of all ages and backgrounds and, in Canada alone, an average of 11 people die by suicide each […]

by pmnationtalk on September 10, 201852 Views

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Statement: Raising Awareness for Cancer – September 7, 2018

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Statement As Minister of Health, I often meet individuals whose lives have been affected by cancer and I am always moved by the stories that they share. Living with cancer takes tremendous strength and courage. This September, we bring attention to the many forms of cancer affecting peoples’ lives, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201884 Views

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YT Government: Results of public engagement on FASD released today

The Government of Yukon released a What We Heard document today that summarizes the key findings of its public engagement on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The public engagement took place from May 2017 through February 2018. Representatives from the FASD Interagency Advisory Committee travelled to nine Yukon communities to meet with identified stakeholders, including […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201889 Views

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Norway House Cree Nation receives $100 million commitment from Government of Canada to build Health Centre of Excellence

From: Indigenous Services Canada September, 07, 2018 – Norway House Cree Nation, Treaty 5 Territory, Manitoba – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nations to improve health outcomes and access to health services for First Nations through health transformation investments. Today, while visiting Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201886 Views

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Indigenous Peoples’ Health institute relocating to Saskatoon – Global News

September 7, 2018 The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will be the new home of the Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH). The IIPH was established in February 2017 as part of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), with a mandate to improve the health and well-being of Indigenous people through research and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201899 Views

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa: IIPH moves to the University of Saskatchewan

Hello, Tancheegia, Boozhoo, I am pleased to share with you the news that the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health (IIPH) will be relocating to Saskatoon to carry out its mandate at the University of Saskatchewan. This change will take effect October 1, 2018. Establishing IIPH at the Health Sciences North Research Institute in Sudbury in […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201873 Views

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Nunavut marks International FASD Awareness day

Sep 07, 2018 September 9 is International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day. FASD is a diagnostic term for a range of effects that can occur in an individual exposed to alcohol before birth. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, sensory processing and learning difficulties. It is safest not to drink any alcohol […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201860 Views

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Ottawa funds health changes aimed at giving First Nations more control – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2018  WINNIPEG _ The federal government has taken another step in transferring control over Indigenous health programs to First Nations. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott announced $68 million over three years for Indigenous communities in Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan. The money follows up on plans first announced in the 2017 budget […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201852 Views

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$71.1M going to better access to substance abuse treatment in B.C. – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2018 By Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ One of the provinces hardest hit by what health officials consider a national opioid crisis is receiving tens of millions of dollars to increase access to treatment for substance abuse. The federal government signed a bilateral agreement Thursday with British Columbia that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201848 Views

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Update on long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve through August 2018

September 7, 2018 –  Ottawa, ONTARIO – Indigenous Services Canada The federal government remains steadfast and on track in its commitment to ending all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021. For August 2018, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided the following update as part of the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 7, 201846 Views

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New Brunswick’s main parties pledge to address women’s health issues – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 7, 2018  FREDERICTON _ The two major parties vying to form New Brunswick’s next government are promising to ensure women are given information on their breast density following mammograms. Both the Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives made the campaign pledges today as part of their health care platforms. If implemented, New Brunswick […]

by ahnationtalk on September 7, 201863 Views

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Government of Canada investing nearly $68 million over three years to support First Nations-led health transformation

From: Indigenous Services Canada September 06, 2018 – Treaty One Territory Winnipeg, MANITOBA – Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is taking major steps to improve health outcomes and access to health services for First Nations through health transformation investments in First Nation communities across Canada. Today, while visiting Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201880 Views

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Métis Nation Presses Health and Wellness, Family and Child Care Priorities at Policy Sessions in Ottawa

September 6, 2018 At their summit in June, 2018, Prime Minister Trudeau and the Métis Nation leadership established Year 2 priorities under the Canada-Métis Nation Accord which sets out a process for Canada and the Métis Nation to co-develop policies and programs to improve social and economic conditions of Métis people. At policy forums in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2018112 Views

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The governments of Canada and British Columbia are providing more than $71.7 million in innovative treatment options for people with substance use disorders

September 6, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Government of Canada The opioid crisis is a national public health crisis that is devastating individuals, families and communities across the country. Tragically, nearly 4,000 Canadians lost their lives in 2017 as a result of apparent opioid-related overdoses. Without increased access to effective, evidence-based treatment options, people with […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201848 Views

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UFV health researchers collaborate with community on Métis camp – UFV Today

September 5, 2018 A chance meeting at UFV’s National Indigenous People’s Day celebration at the Abbotsford campus in June led to the creation of a week-long day camp for Métis children in the Fraser Valley. Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, a post-doctoral fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences ay UFV, struck up a conversation with Lisa […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201860 Views

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Nourishing children’s potential: CGL’s partnership with the Breakfast Club of Canada continues this Fall

What is the key to a productive, active and positive day? Why, a healthy breakfast of course! TransCanada has partnered with the Breakfast Club of Canada since 2014 to help provide students across Canada with nutritional meals to help fuel their days and energize their minds. To date, this partnership has helped provide close to […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201858 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Philpott to announce significant investments to support health programs and services in Norway House Cree Nation

Norway House Cree Nation, Manitoba – Please be advised that the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, will join Chief Larson Anderson of Norway House Cree Nation, to announce significant funding in support of Indigenous and community-based health services for Norway House Cree Nation. Date:  September 7, 2018 Time: 11:00 a.m. (CDT) Where: Norway House Fisherman’s Co Op, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 6, 201844 Views

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Health minister to make substance abuse announcement at opioid symposium – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 6, 2018 TORONTO _ The federal health minister is expected to announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance abuse at an opioid symposium in Toronto today. Ginette Petitpas Taylor is set to make the announcement after participating in a panel with Bill Blair, the federal minister for organized crime […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201848 Views

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Canadore College Partners with North Bay Food Bank to Fight Hunger

Sep 5, 2018 (NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Today, Canadore College launched an initiative to support the North Bay Food Bank’s Community Resilience project. Through the partnership, food collection bins will be placed prominently throughout the college’s North Bay campuses in an effort to encourage non-perishable food donations. The contents of each box will be equally […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 201864 Views

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SFU addresses mental health on and off campus through additional support services for its students

Two-year pilot program to provide students with confidential 24-hour access to counsellors through their mobile device VANCOUVER, Sept. 5, 2018 – Simon Fraser University (SFU) and Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) have launched a 24/7 multi-platform mental health and support service through Morneau Shepell called My Student Support Program (My SSP), for its students. This […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2018140 Views

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

TORONTO, ON, September 5, 2018 – The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, federal Minister of Health, and the Honourable Judy Darcy, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions in British Columbia will announce new measures to increase access to treatment for substance use disorder. The Ministers will be available to answer questions from the media following the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 5, 201836 Views

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