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New Member Joins Toronto Central LHIN Board

TORONTO, ON (Month day, year) – Toronto Central Local Health Integrated Network (LHIN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Madden as the newest member of the Toronto Central LHIN Board of Directors through an Order in Council effective as of November 30th, 2016. Jason will serve alongside the eight current Toronto Central LHIN […]

by ahnationtalk on February 2, 2017243 Views

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U Of T: New Year, New faces and New Areas of Focus

I would like to welcome everyone back and extend my wishes for a prosperous new year. Now that 2017 is well underway, there are some leadership changes and new priorities that I would like to share. The first leadership change relates to Professor Dan Sellen, who left the Associate Dean for Research position to start […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2017397 Views

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CAM denounces this regressive and harmful policy as a violation of international development agreements.

Montreal, Canada: The Canadian Association of Midwives (CAM) supports and endorses the United Nations Foundation in its opposition to the United States’ Global Gag Rule, which will be detrimental to the rights, health and well-being of women, girls and trans people in countries around the world. CAM denounces this regressive and harmful policy as a […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2017298 Views

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MNO citizen voted the 2016 Community Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician of the Year

Februrary 1, 2017 Submitted by Rebecca Menard Administration Coordinator for Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM). Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) citizen and veteran Dr. Darrell Menard was recently voted the 2016 Community Sport & Exercise Medicine Physician of the Year by the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM). This annual award […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2017376 Views

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Basic Income Pilot must not delay action on poverty: Thomas

January 31, 2017 Toronto – An Ontario government proposal for a three-year pilot project to study a Basic Income program in Ontario must not be used as an excuse to delay action on poverty, the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says. “There is nothing wrong with studying new ways to deliver […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2017334 Views

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Analysis: Bell Let’s Talk about Indigenous mental health – CBC

January 26th, 2017 Could pressure from charities force the government to live up to funding promises? On Jan. 25, otherwise known as Bell Let’s Talk Day — a nationwide social media campaign to encourage breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and raising funds for mental health programming — an anonymous donor stepped in to donate […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2017309 Views

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Counselling, not canoe sheds needed for First Nations youth, mental health worker says – CBC

4 young people died by suicide in January in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Jan 31, 2017 A powerful speech about suicide by a 20-year-old woman from Eabametoong First Nation changed the agenda for a meeting of chiefs from northern Ontario in Thunder Bay on Tuesday. Valerie Ooshag told the Nishnawbe Aski Nation winter chiefs assembly […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 2017277 Views

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Study: Food insecurity among Inuit living in Inuit Nunangat, 2012

More than half (52%) of Inuit adults aged 25 and older who lived in Inuit Nunangat in 2012—the Inuit homeland in Canada—reported that they had experienced food insecurity in the previous 12 months. This compared with 14% of Inuit living outside Inuit Nunangat. Food insecurity refers to situations where, for example, the food purchased does not last and there is not […]

by pmnationtalk on February 1, 2017229 Views

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Dr. Barry Pakes reflects on first year as Nunavut’s deputy chief medical officer of health – U of T

January 31/2017 Dr. Barry Pakes has been Nunavut’s deputy chief medical officer of health for almost a year. “It’s hard to create comprehensive solutions to complex health problems when you’re constantly putting out fires,” says Pakes, an assistant professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. One of those fires is whooping cough, which […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2017329 Views

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Top 10 Reasons Canada Needs A National Housing Plan – Huffington Post Canada

In the midst of the world’s seamlessly catastrophic political turn of late, you may have missed the growing activity about a national housing strategy. About 30 years ago, the federal government walked away from the business of making sure Canadians were housed, and we are alone among G20 countries in not having a national strategy. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2017181 Views

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