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CMHA: Despair and suicidal feelings deepen as pandemic wears on

Toronto, ON and Vancouver, BC (December 3, 2020) – The second wave of the pandemic has intensified feelings of stress and anxiety, causing alarming levels of despair, suicidal thoughts and hopelessness in the Canadian population. This, according to the newest wave of data collected through a nationwide monitoring survey on the mental health impacts of […]

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Our Health Counts highlights challenges Indigenous people face accessing health care in Thunder Bay, Ont. – CBC

Dec 03, 2020 A new study, coordinated by Anishnawbe Mushkiki, an Aboriginal health centre in Thunder Bay, Ont., highlights some of the challenges Indigenous people face, when accessing health care in the city. The study was led by Dr. Janet Smylie, a Metis physician, and researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The largest barrier, […]

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New supports available for Indigenous population of Guelph and area – GuelphToday

Anishnabeg Outreach will soon offer counselling services to Indigenous people living in the region and its spirit bundle program offers a first level of support An organization that does outreach to the local Indigenous population is expanding to provide counselling and mental health supports after a need for those services was identified, especially as a […]

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Six Nations adapts its own COVID-19 colour-coded system, places itself in Level 2 – CBC

Six Nations plan has stricter measures that factors in weekly local reviews and risk from surrounding areas Dec 02, 2020 Six Nations of the Grand River’s emergency control group has made its own version of Ontario’s COVID-19 colour-coded framework that determines the risk of regions in the province — except the Six Nations iteration has stricter measures. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20203 Views

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Statement from the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada on December 2, 2020

From: Public Health Agency of Canada December 2, 2020 | Ottawa, ON | Public Health Agency of Canada In lieu of an in-person update to the media, Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, issued the following statement today: “As the resurgence of COVID-19 activity continues in Canada, we are tracking a range of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202010 Views

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Voluntary Indigenous Self-Identification Pilot Project launched at Northeast Cancer Centre in Sudbury – Anishinabek News

SUDBURY— Health Sciences North (HSN) and the Northeast Cancer Centre (NECC) are committed to supporting First Nations, Inuit and Métis patients on their healthcare journey and ensuring that they can access all of the services available to them. As part of this commitment, the NECC started a pilot project on Nov. 16 with a change […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20202 Views

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Government of Canada announces $1.5 billion in new investments for clean drinking water in First Nations communities

From: Indigenous Services Canada December 2, 2020 — Ottawa, Traditional  Algonquin Territory, Ontario — Indigenous Services Canada As we work towards a more inclusive Canada, we must also make sure that basic needs are met. However, this is not always the case when it comes to the lived reality in Indigenous communities today. While most […]

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Canadian Red Cross Welcomes Support from the Government of Canada for COVID-19 Response

The Canadian Red Cross welcomes its continued partnership with the federal government to help augment pandemic response needs across the country, as referenced today during the Government of Canada’s Fall Economic Update. The funding will enable the Red Cross to meet increased demand as a result of the second wave of the pandemic by using […]

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COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: outbreaks continue on the Prairies – CBC

6 deaths were reported on-reserve in the last week Dec 02, 2020 The number of new and active cases of COVID-19 continue to rise on First Nations reserves with 1,562 active cases according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada. The federal department reported 765 new cases in the last week, with outbreaks occurring […]

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Media Advisory: Minister Miller to hold a news conference on safe drinking water on reserves

From: Indigenous Services Canada Ottawa, Ontario — Please be advised that the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, will hold a news conference to announce additional funds to improve access to safe drinking water on reserves. Date:  December 2, 2020 Time: 12:00 PM (ET) Location: Sir John A. Macdonald Building – Room 200 144 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 20202 Views

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