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Canada speaks up for positive change – Announcing the 2012 Aviva Community Fund Finalists

Judges to Select Winners from Top 30 Ideas Toronto, Dec. 17, 2012 – After casting more than 2.8 million votes, Canadians have chosen the top thirty finalist ideas for this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition. Created by home and auto insurer Aviva Canada and now in its fourth year, the Aviva Community Fund provides $1,000,000 in donations to lead, empower […]

by mmnationtalk on December 18, 2012644 Views

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Creation of the first homeless service point at metro Place-des-Arts

Montreal, Dec. 17, 2012 – The Société de développement social de Ville-Marie (SDSVM), first social broker in North America, is proud to announce the creation of the first service point for the homeless in downtown Montreal, located at the Place-des-Arts metro station, in collaboration with St. Michael’s Mission day center and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM). […]

by mmnationtalk on December 18, 2012611 Views

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Government Investing in Care for Vulnerable People

News Release – December 17, 2012 The province announced today that it will direct an additional $17.34 million per year to front-line workers in Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres’ (SARC) member agencies and other organizations providing critical services to vulnerable adults and children. With this announcement, government will begin to establish a consistent level of […]

by aanationtalk on December 18, 2012537 Views

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Moving forward together in wellness

  Moving forward together in wellness  VANCOUVER – Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, British Columbia Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, and Grand Chief Doug Kelly, chair of the B.C. First Nations Health Council, signed a Health Partnership Accord today re-affirming their long-term commitment and shared vision for a better, more responsive and integrated health system for […]

by ecnationtalk on December 17, 20122907 Views

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Right to Recovery Walk Supports Rainier Women’s Drug Treatment in the Downtown Eastside

December 17, 2012 Vancouver – The day after Justice Wally Oppal’s report presents recommendations to improve support for vulnerable women, the Right to Recovery Walk aims to stop a cut to an addiction recovery program at the Rainier Hotel – the only women’s treatment centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.  Beginning at 9AM, Tuesday December 18th the women of […]

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2012668 Views

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First Nations Health Managers Association – Toolbox publications now available!

  If you are a First Nations Health Manager looking to access valuable tools that will help you make a significant difference for your organization, the following publications are for you:  “First Nations Health Managers – Governance, Strategy, Policy and Decision-Making Toolbox” “First Nations Health Managers – Human Resources, Programs and Support Services Toolbox”  These […]

by ecnationtalk on December 17, 20122313 Views

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McMaster University-led research team proves collaboration between primary care and public health improves health

Ottawa, Dec. 17, 2012 –  The quality of healthcare a patient receives hinges largely on how well primary care and public health are knitted together at the local level, says Ruta Valaitis, an associate professor of nursing at McMaster University and holder of its Dorothy C. Hall Primary Health Care Nursing Chair. Valaitis and her investigator […]

by mmnationtalk on December 17, 2012604 Views

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Harper Government Announces Proposed New Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations – Changes improve public safety, maintain patient access

December 16, 2012For immediate release Backgrounders: Proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations – Transitioning to a New System Proposed Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations Safety and Security Requirements for Licensed Producers Vancouver, BC – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced today that after a broad consultation process, the Government of Canada intends to make changes to […]

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2012780 Views

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Government of Canada helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Manitoba

Brandon, Manitoba, December 14, 2012—People who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will get more help from local organizations as a result of funding provided to the Brandon Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (BNRC). Merv Tweed, Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources […]

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2012686 Views

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Poverty Free NWT releases draft strategy for public feedback

Yellowknife (December 14, 2012) – The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has committed to take action against poverty as part of Poverty Free NWT, a partnership involving the GNWT, the federal and Aboriginal governments, business, industry, non-profit and nongovernmental organizations. Partners have prepared an initial draft strategy for addressing poverty in the NWT and are seeking public […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012711 Views

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