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Thousands Across Canada Call for an End to Poverty

October 17, 2017 Ottawa, ON — Over 850,000 people in Canada visit the food bank each month and one in eight families struggle daily to put food on the table. Two out of every five Northern households are food insecure. 4.8 million people  in Canada live in poverty. October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 20173 Views

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Ontario Helping People Break the Cycle of Poverty

Innovative Programs will Increase Food Security, Help People Find Jobs and End Homelessness October 17, 2017 9:30 A.M. Poverty Reduction Strategy Ontario is investing in 48 community projects across the province that are supporting new ways to help people break the cycle of poverty, increase food security, find good jobs and end homelessness. Peter Milczyn, Minister […]

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 20174 Views

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2017 NAN Health Summit

The Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Health Summit will be held November 16 & 17, 2017 at The Senator Hotel, 14 Mountjoy South, Timmins, Ontario. This summit will bring together Chiefs, Health Directors, Councillors, NAN Health Advisory Group, NAN Executive Council and Medical Experts to share knowledge and develop solutions for addressing health transformation and critical […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 20177 Views

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RFP: For the Establishment of a Family Healing Centre – Mushkegowuk Council

October 15, 2017 The purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to identify and select a qualified consultant who will identify the feasibility of building a Family Healing Centre within the Mushkegowuk territory, including the development of a business case to secure funding and guide operations. The Mushkegowuk Council constitutes the following seven (7) […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 20176 Views

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New report shows that tobacco use cost Canadians $16.2 billion in 2012

From Health Canada Report also finds that three quarters of deaths as a result of tobacco use between 2002 and 2012 occurred in people aged 65 or older October 16, 2017 – Ottawa, ON – Health Canada Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of disease and premature death in Canada. Despite declines in tobacco use […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20176 Views

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DLSPH new home for International Journal of Indigenous Health

The Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health at the DLSPH is the new home of the International Journal of Indigenous Health (IJIH), a leading scientific journal that advances knowledge and understanding to improve Indigenous health. “As publisher, we will be able to provide graduate students with an opportunity to work behind the scenes in journal management,” […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20176 Views

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Drugs at 4 months. Sexual abuse as a child. Now he fights to keep the monster inside – The Star

Gabriel Smarch shared his story: that of a victim who repeatedly cried for help and was ignored, and the story of a victim becoming a violent abuser, a cycle that is far too common in Indigenous communities. Oct. 14, 2017 WHITEHORSE—His mother puts the painkillers in the 4-month-old’s milk bottle to stop his crying and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20173 Views

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Ontario enviro watchdog, First Nation demand health study after ‘Chemical Valley’ investigation – Globalnews.ca

There are growing calls for a community health study in Sarnia, Ont., and Aamjiwnaang First Nation following an investigation that revealed major concerns about government oversight and health risks for residents living near one of Canada’s largest complexes of oil refineries and petro-chemical plants. Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe said it’s “truly shameful” what is […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 20175 Views

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Northwestern Ontario’s uphill battle against opioid addiction – TVO.org

The province has pledged millions to fight the opioid crisis, but only a fraction of that will go to the North Oct 13, 2017 THUNDER BAY — Those who have been fighting the opioid crisis in northwestern Ontario for more than a decade say that while they have seen some progress, the situation remains critical […]

by ahnationtalk on October 13, 20178 Views

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Ontario Partnering with City of Ottawa to End Homelessness

October 11, 2017 More Housing, Support Services for Those in Need Ontario is partnering with City of Ottawa to provide more supportive housing and other services for those in need, to reduce poverty and end chronic homelessness. Bob Chiarelli, MPP for Ottawa West-Nepean, today announced that the province is investing in local, innovative approaches to […]

by pmnationtalk on October 11, 201710 Views

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