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Province Partners with East Scarborough Storefront on Community-Based Poverty Solutions

Local Poverty Reduction Fund Supports Community-Driven Poverty Solutions September 29, 2015 Ontario is supporting programs and services to help individuals and families facing poverty in Scarborough to find employment locally. Through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund, Ontario is investing up to $416,000 over three years to help East Scarborough Storefront develop and evaluate an initiative […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2015325 Views

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Diverse Coalition Stands Up for Sexual Health in Ontario

Toronto, September 23 ​–The updates to the sexual health education component of the Health and Physical Education curriculum have polarized community agencies and parents across the province. Today, members of a new and diverse Ontario Coalition Supporting Health Education (OCSHE) are speaking out in support of updated sexual health education in Ontario. The coalition is […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 2015478 Views

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OFIFC Releases Film on Traditional Foods

Toronto, Ontario, September 22, 2015 – In 2015, the OFIFC and five Friendship Centre communities embarked on a research project to examine the link between traditional foods and the prevalence of diabetes in urban Indigenous communities. Directed by Indigenous filmmaker, Cass Gardiner, this video captures the value of community-driven research that is guided by the […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2015410 Views

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South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) announces $9.6 million in new funding to support key health system priorities

New funding in 2015-16 to improve health care for people in our communities The South West LHIN is providing $9.6 million in new funding in 2015-16 to improve health care for people in our communities. The South West LHIN will contribute $5,089,300 in new base funding to support investments in the community sector, and another […]

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2015312 Views

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NAN Launches Interactive Website to Reclaim Right to Food Self-Determination

THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Terry Waboose launched an online resource that will promote nutrition and food self-determination in NAN First Nations on NAN Food Day today. “Diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other chronic diseases continue to rise to epidemic proportions in our territory and the consumption of foods high […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2015419 Views

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From Coffee and Eggs to the First of its Kind in Canada

A Story of Determinants of Indigenous Health In Canada Sometimes really good things happen over a conference breakfast. On a late autumn morning in 2011, Drs. Margo Greenwood and Charlotte Reading, both leading Indigenous women scholars working broadly in the area of Aboriginal health and well-being, sat down with Dr. Sarah de Leeuw, a creative […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2015484 Views

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Province Protecting Sources of Drinking Water in Southwestern Ontario

September 18, 2015 Ontario has approved plans to protect sources of drinking water in the Thames and Sydenham region.The Thames-Sydenham source water protection plans were developed by local municipal and community partners and will take effect Dec. 31, 2015.Source protection plans are local science-based plans designed to protect the water quality of the lakes, rivers […]

by pmnationtalk on September 21, 2015400 Views

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Mental Health Commission of Canada Releases Comprehensive Report on Support to Emerging Adults

September 17, 2015 Ottawa, ON – The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) today released Taking the Next Step Forward: Building a Responsive Mental Health and Addictions System for Emerging Adults, a comprehensive report developed in partnership with a research team from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) that details the current state of policies […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2015529 Views

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Province to Help London and Southwestern Children and Families Affected by Poverty

Local Poverty Reduction Fund Supports Community-Driven Poverty Solutions September 18, 2015 Ontario is investing in eight projects, run by local organizations in Southwestern Ontario, to help improve the lives of people affected by poverty. Through the Local Poverty Reduction Fund, Ontario will provide up to: $275,000 to Literacy Link South Central, to help Ontario Works recipients transition […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2015418 Views

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Hunger Awareness Week, September 21 – 25, 2015

Canadians are obsessed with talking about the food we’re cooking and the meals we’re having. We discuss the restaurants we’re going to or want to visit with wild excitement. We photograph our food and share it on social media channels. Every day, close to ten thousand Canadians use hashtags like #food, #nomnomnom, #yummy and #foodie*. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2015489 Views

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