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Fixed Sites Crucial For Health Of Vulnerable Group

Date: December 18, 2008

New report released on needle exchange services

Fixed-site needle exchange services can protect vulnerable clients from increased health risks and open the door to other services such as counselling and income support, according to a new report released by two University of Victoria nursing professors. Drs. Joan MacNeil and Bernie Pauly conducted a six-month collaborative research project in consultation with AIDS Vancouver Island (AVI) to evaluate the island-wide needle exchange and outreach services. The results indicate there is a need in Victoria for multiple fixed sites to complement any mobile service.

by NationTalk on December 21, 20081007 Views

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Mediation between the Northwest Territories’ Medical Association and the Government of the Northwest Territories

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YELLOWKNIFE (December 18, 2008) – Following several days of mediation between the Northwest Territories’ Medical Association and the Government of the Northwest Territories, both parties have unanimously agreed to a new four year agreement, which will be sent to their principals for ratification.

by NationTalk on December 21, 2008968 Views

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Details Released on First Stages of Implementation for Youth Strategy

Thursday, December 18, 2008

For immediate release

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI

Details on the implementation of the first stages of the PEI Youth Substance Use and Addiction Strategy are being released today.

Government has identified initial priorities for enhancing youth substance use and addiction programming based on the results of public consultations and recommendations from a government and community-based advisory committee and three working groups.

by NationTalk on December 18, 20081089 Views

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Funding Promotes Journey of Healing Among Innu Women

Executive Council
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
December 18, 2008

The Provincial Government is contributing $26,000 for two programs developed by the Sheshatshui Innu First Nation to educate Aboriginal women about issues around violence and encourage them to be leaders in violence prevention.

by NationTalk on December 18, 20081059 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Congratulates Fitness Challenge Winners

OTTAWA, Dec. 18 – Today, AFN National Chief Phil Fontaine and AFN Women’s Council Chair Kathleen McHugh congratulated the winners of the AFN Fitness Challenge and all those who participated.

Top performers and top teams were entered into a draw for prizes at the Special Chiefs’ Assembly held in Ottawa last week. Winners are as follows:

by NationTalk on December 18, 20081247 Views

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Second Forum with National Aboriginal Organizations on Indigenous Social Determinants of Health

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Second Forum with National Aboriginal Organizations on Indigenous Social Determinants of Health

“From Visions to Actions”

Hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health

February 17-19, 2009, Vancouver B.C.

by NationTalk on December 18, 20081315 Views

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National Rates of Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Disorders Call for Better Integration of Mental Health and Addictions Services

Rates highest in BC and lowest in Quebec; Youth emerge as a concern

TORONTO, Dec. 17 – Canadians are becoming aware of the prevalence of mental health issues and of substance use problems, but how well equipped are we to help the many people who contend with both?

by NationTalk on December 17, 20081531 Views

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‘Reclaiming Hope’ to Support At-risk Youth Provincewide

December 15, 2008
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Province Unveils Four-year, $8-million Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy

The province will invest more than $8 million over four years to help prevent youth suicide, improve access to mental-health care and provide hope and opportunity to young people across Manitoba, Healthy Living Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, Family Services and Housing Minister Gord Mackintosh and Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport Minister Eric Robinson, acting minister of Aboriginal and northern affairs, announced today.

by NationTalk on December 15, 20081584 Views

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Canada and Nunavut Work Together to Get Children and Youth Eating Healthy and Staying Active

Iqaluit, Nunavut –(Dec. 12, 2008) – The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health and the Honourable Eva Aariak, Premier of Nunavut, today announced an initiative that will encourage youth in Nunavut to eat healthy, and stay active by dancing to hip hop.

Through this initiative, teenagers will continue to attend hip hop workshops that will not just keep them active, the workshops will also give youth a sense of control and hope in their lives, with the ultimate goal of creating strong young leaders in Canada’s North. The workshops will also teach youth how to eat healthy, as well as be aware of health issues that face Nunavut.

by NationTalk on December 12, 20081115 Views

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Youth Suicide Prevention Conference

February 2 – 4, 2009

All travel, meals and accommodation costs will be provided for one youth and one chaperone. If you wish to bring another youth a $35.00 charge will be required from Tribal Council/Band to help cover the cost of meals.

Youth Criteria

1. Each delegate must be from a Saskatchewan First Nation.
2. Age 14 – 19. In school or out of school.
3. Delegates will be selected by First Nation.
4. Code of Conduct must be adhered to.

by NationTalk on December 5, 20081088 Views

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