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North East LHIN’s New Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council

November 25, 2016 — The North East Local Health Integration Network’s (NE LHIN) new regional Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council met for the first time on Tuesday at a Knowledge Exchange Day, held in collaboration with the LHIN’s system partner, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This new council was struck to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 2016165 Views

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Health Sciences North Research Institute Announces New Chair in Northern and Indigenous Health

SUDBURY, ON – Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) is growing and adding a new member to their research team. Dr. Carrie Bourassa was recently appointed as the new Chair in Northern and Indigenous Health. Dr. Bourassa is an Indigenous community based researcher from Regina, Saskatchewan specializing in working with Indigenous communities to examine culturally […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2016154 Views

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Addressing Urgent Housing Needs in Northern and Inuit Communities

November 25, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Housing is a fundamental need and the foundation for strong and healthy communities. The Government of Canada is committed to addressing urgent housing needs in Northern and Inuit communities through significant investments of up to $167.7 million from Budget 2016. This funding will […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 2016333 Views

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Food bank users unable to afford rising hydro rates, group says – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 28, 2016 0:05 By Allison Jones THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Ontario food banks say they are seeing an increase in clients unable to afford the rising cost of hydro bills, which is having a “devastating impact” on the lives of low-income Ontarians. The association representing Ontario’s food banks, which serve 335,000 adults […]

by pmnationtalk on November 28, 2016262 Views

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Counsellor overbills $360K for care of First Nations patients in Ontario – CBC

Health Canada investigation of Ontario counsellor treating Indigenous patients finds massive overbilling Nov 25, 2016 Auditors got suspicious when invoices showed a mental-health professional working with Indigenous patients had billed Health Canada for more than 28.5 hours of counselling in a single 24-hour period. After painstaking analysis of hundreds of invoices, Health Canada abruptly terminated its […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2016267 Views

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Keeping Seniors Connected to their Communities

Applications for Seniors Community Grants Now Open November 25, 2016 9:10 A.M. Seniors’ Secretariat Ontario is helping seniors across the province continue to connect with and contribute to their communities by supporting local programs that help them stay involved, learn new skills and lead active lives. Organizations can now apply for support for local projects […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2016193 Views

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Sudbury researcher a boost for native health – The Sudbury Star

November 25, 2016 Dr. Carrie Bourassa is an experienced and well-regarded researcher, but she sees herself more as a “servant to indigenous communities” than anything else. Health Sciences North Research Institute recruited Bourassa as the Chair in Northern and Indigenous Health. She was welcomed Thursday at a news conference at HSN’s Ramsey Lake Health Centre […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2016226 Views

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Health Sciences North Research Institute announces…

Thursday, November 24, 2016 SUDBURY, ON – Health Sciences North Research Institute (HSNRI) is growing and adding a new member to their research team. Dr. Carrie Bourassa was recently appointed as the new Chair in Northern and Indigenous Health. Dr. Bourassa is an Indigenous community based researcher from Regina, Saskatchewan specializing in working with Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2016260 Views

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North East LHIN Helps Plan a Northern Ontario Health Equity Strategy

Thursday, November 24, 2016 Louise Paquette, CEO, North East LHIN, along with Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, Chief of Clinical Quality with Health Quality Ontario (left), and Dr. Penny Sutcliffe, Medical Officer of Health and CEO of the Sudbury and District Health Unit (right) discussed health equity gaps in Northern Ontario as well as ideas for future […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2016241 Views

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Government of Canada supports the development of a national suicide prevention service

Partnership between the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Canadian Distress Line Network, and Rogers Communications to link crisis lines across Canada November 24, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Public Health Agency of Canada Suicide affects people of all ages and backgrounds, and its impacts on families and communities can be devastating. Working together to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2016214 Views

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