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South West LHIN bids farewell to Board Chair Jeff Low

February 6, 2017 London, ON – The South West LHIN bids farewell today to outgoing Board Chair Jeff Low.  Jeff has served as Board Chair for six years (two terms) with the South West LHIN. At his final Board meeting in January, Jeff reflected on the important work the Board has supported to help patients […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 2017163 Views

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Government of Canada invests in program to promote healthy eating

Kid Food Nation will help kids and families develop knowledge and skills to plan and prepare healthy meals February 7, 2017 Public Health Agency of Canada For many of us, life is only getting busier. To save time, we are relying more and more on convenient processed foods.  As a consequence, many kids today aren’t […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 2017173 Views

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OMA executive committee resigns after vote of non confidence from members

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 6, 2017 TORONTO _ The executive committee of the Ontario Medical Association has resigned after a vote of non confidence, though they’re remaining on the board of directors. At a recent OMA meeting, delegates voted not to remove the individual executive committee members, but expressed a lack of confidence in their leadership. […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 2017236 Views

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Aroland students exceed fundraising goal for homeless youth – The Chronicle Journal

February 6, 2017 BEGINNING in December 2016, the Grades 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 students at Johnny Therriault School located in Aroland First Nation first learned about the “Push for Change” Fundraising Campaign from OPP Constable Eric Corbin and NAPS Officer Trent Abernot. The “Push for Change” Awareness Campaign is a 517 day trek […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017172 Views

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Wapekeka First Nation, February 3, 2017

THUNDER BAY, ON (February 6, 2017): The Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) for the District of Thunder Bay and Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) announced today that they are rolling out a new Driver’s Licensing Project within the communities of Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Neskantaga, Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations. For members of these […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017192 Views

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Doctors, nurses ‘bring a lot of biases’ to work with Indigenous patients, study finds – CBC

Study looked at health care experiences of Indigenous people with diabetes in Canada Feb 06, 2017 The legacy of residential schools and segregated ‘Indian hospitals’, as well as the attitudes of some health care professionals, continue to be barriers to quality health care for Indigenous people in Canada, according to new research published in the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 2017274 Views

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Sexual abuse a root cause of indigenous suicide crisis: Aglukark – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 5, 2017 By Kristy Kirkup THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA _ Some nights, Susan Aglukark still wakes up drenched in sweat. It’s been 42 years since the acclaimed Inuk singer endured sexual abuse, including being photographed naked, as an eight-year-old girl living in remote Rankin Inlet _ a trauma from which she now […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2017204 Views

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Go kill yourself’: Social media messages encourage Indigenous youth to commit suicide – CBC

Feb 03, 2017 WARNING: This story contains graphic content A grief-stricken mother from a northern Ontario First Nation is sharing the hate-filled social media messages her 12-year-old daughter received on the day of her death by suicide, in hopes of saving the lives of other girls in her community. “If I’d seen those earlier, if […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 2017210 Views

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MCA Community Health Announces Partnership With Youth Fitness Group

January 31, 2017 The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne Community Health Program is pleased to announce their newest official partner, the Iakwa’shatse Youth Fitness group. Iakwa’shatste Youth Fitness is a non-profit organization that provides free fitness programming to youth in Akwesasne in exchange for community service.Iakwa’shatste’s purpose is to provide expert fitness, nutrition and leadership education […]

by pmnationtalk on February 2, 2017243 Views

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Most needed heart-healthy food bank donations – Food Banks Canada

Every month, over 860,000 people are helped by food banks. Incorporating nutritious items is important for food banks as statistics show that healthy eating habits reduces the risk of heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes. People living in poverty often struggle to access healthy food choices, and heart-healthy items from food banks can go a long way […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2017263 Views

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