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Alberta government provides more support for Edmonton’s homeless

December 13, 2012 Edmonton… Homeless Albertans in Edmonton will have more help to move off the street and build a better future, as the province provides additional outreach support services funding for community-based programs. “Homeless Albertans can focus on achieving their full potential when they have access to permanent homes and the supports they need,” said […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012725 Views

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Facing up to racism and stereotyping in health care for Aboriginal Canadians: Colour coded health care

December 12, 2012 By Steve Barnes and Jo Snyder It is well established that a variety of social and economic factors influence our health, things like our income, education, employment status, and even our neighbourhood. And it is also well established that some populations face greater barriers to good health, populations like recent immigrants, women, and […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012591 Views

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Walk This Way Needs Assessment

2012-12-13 Have you previously used PARC’s Aboriginal Walk This Way Kit? We want to hear from you! The Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) is adapting a resource for First Nations populations. We have developed a brief needs assessment to identify the opportunities within the Walk This Way kit. In 2004, we adapted the original kit […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012777 Views

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Commissioner Marie Wilson on Lessons Learned from Canada’s Residential School Experience

December 10, 2012 The three TRC Commissioners are busy people. Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild and Marie Wilson are present at all national events, and share the responsibility for local hearings between themselves. They’re also in dialogue with the Parties to the Settlement Agreement that created the TRC, including the federal government, national Inuit, […]

by aanationtalk on December 14, 2012633 Views

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40,000 Children and Their Families Lifted Out of Poverty

  McGuinty Government Releases Fourth Progress Report on Poverty Reduction   December 13, 2012 Ministry of Children and Youth Services Ontario has helped 40,000 children and their families get out of poverty since 2008, despite a climate of global economic uncertainty. Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy 2012 Annual Report released today highlights progress made over the last four […]

by aanationtalk on December 13, 2012566 Views

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NCC Unveils Health Needs Assessment

For Immediate Release – December 12, 2012 NunatuKavut Launches Extensive Community Health Needs Assessment Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL – The NunatuKavut Community Council (‘NCC’) is unveiling the NunatuKavut Community Health Needs Assessment (‘NCHNA’). The assessment provides a comprehensive and thorough review of the health of NunatuKavut residents on the south coast of Labrador. It identifies […]

by aanationtalk on December 12, 20121014 Views

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Hospital Clinic and Rapid Access Clinic moving into new section of hospital

December 10, 2012 The medical and Rapid Access clinics currently in the old section of Qikiqtani General Hospital in Iqaluit are moving to the new side of the hospital. The QGH medical clinic will be closed this Thursday and Friday, and will re-open on Monday, December 17 on the second floor of the new side […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 20121489 Views

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New guide helps communities hold safe, healthy events

For Immediate Release2012HLTH0146-001990Dec. 11, 2012 Ministry of Health Victoria – Today the B.C. government, in collaboration with the BC Healthy Communities Society, released a guide to help interested local governments and First Nations better plan for events involving alcohol, creating a safer, healthier setting for event-goers and the community. “We want everyone to be able […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 2012874 Views

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Call for Abstracts: First Nations, Metis & Inuit Health Research Symposium

The Manitoba NEAHR presents the 2nd annual First Nations, Metis and Inuit Health Research Symposium, a forum to highlight the health research priorities and activities within Manitoba’s Indigenous communites. The symposium brings together communty and academic researchers, students, Elders, health leaders and policy makers in the Manitoba region who share the common goal of improving […]

by aanationtalk on December 11, 2012785 Views

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Mainstream health care services – not meeting the needs of Aboriginal People

Mistrust and racism are cited in a new report as barriers to Aboriginal people using health care services in urban centres Winnipeg, MB (December 11, 2012) – Today the Health Council of Canada releases Empathy, dignity, and respect: Creating cultural safety for Aboriginal people in urban health care, a report that highlights some of the reasons why many […]

by NationTalk on December 11, 20121694 Views

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