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Homelessness affects every single country and is spreading with impunity – New UN report

GENEVA (3 March 2016) – Homelessness is a fact of life in all countries of the world, regardless of the level of development of their economic or governance systems, and it has been spreading with impunity, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, Leilani Farha, warned today during the presentation of her […]

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 2016285 Views

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Statement from the Minister of Health in response to certain claims made in the February 29, 2016 Globe and Mail article regarding access to naloxone in First Nations communities

March 2, 2016 – Ottawa, ON – Health Canada OTTAWA – As Minister of Health, I am greatly concerned about the impact of fentanyl, including in First Nations communities. Reducing the dangers of illicit use of fentanyl is a priority for Health Canada, and we continue to work closely with our partners to take action […]

by pmnationtalk on March 3, 2016216 Views

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CDA applauds Senate Committee report addressing obesity rates in Canada

March 01, 2016 OTTAWA, Ont. – Tackling obesity is the subject of a new report from the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. All of the Canadian Diabetes Association’s (CDA’s) key recommendations to the Committee in May 2015 have been incorporated into the report’s recommendations to the federal government. “Every three minutes, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 2, 2016343 Views

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NAN Honours arrival of ‘Healing Journey Home 2016’ walkers in Webequie First Nation

February 29, 2016 WEBEQUIE FIRST NATION: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox welcomed the arrival of a group of walkers led by Webequie First Nation member Norman Shewaybick at the completion of Healing Journey Home 2016 to raise awareness of the lack of health services in remote First Nations following the loss […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2016329 Views

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Launch of New Video for Youth Mental Health Services

March 01, 2016 Health Sciences North Launch of New Video for Youth Mental Health Services SUDBURY, ON – Where can youth in Sudbury, Chapleau, and Manitoulin Island go when they need help for mental health and addiction issues? They can now turn to YouTube. Media are invited to the official launch of a new YouTube […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 2016344 Views

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Editorial – Not just justice: inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women needs public health input from the start

On Dec. 8, 2015, the Government of Canada announced its plan for a national inquiry into murdered and miss-ing indigenous women and girls, in response to a spe- cific call to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commis-sion.1 On Jan. 5, 2016, a pre-inquiry online survey was launched to “allow … [stakeholders an] opportunity to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 29, 2016281 Views

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Society encouraged by parliamentary committee’s support of palliative care

February 25, 2016 Toronto – The Canadian Cancer Society responded today to the report tabled by the Special Joint Committee on Physician-Assisted Dying. As Canada’s largest national health charity, the Society thanks all committee members for their hard work and thoughtfulness, and for the opportunity to contribute by presenting to the Special Joint Committee on Physician […]

by pmnationtalk on February 26, 2016344 Views

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RNAO applauds government for delivering on promise to look at NP compensation, says more needs to be done to stop RN replacement

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2016 – The government’s commitment to better compensate nurse practitioners (NP) who work in primary care will improve access for Ontarians by helping to stem the flow of NPs who have been leaving this sector. Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced the measure Thursday during the release of Ontario`s annual budget. The province […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 2016282 Views

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First Nation Leaders declare Health and Public Health Emergency

TORONTO, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and representatives of the Sioux Lookout Area Chiefs Committee on Health (CCOH) have declared a Health and Public Health Emergency for First Nations in the Sioux Lookout region and across NAN territory. “The chronic failure of the health care system for First Nations in the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2016312 Views

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Union Gas wants to insulate your home … for free

February 24, 2016 Low-income Sudburians could save on their utility bills and have cozier homes thanks to the Union Gas Home Weatherization Program. The program helps income-eligible households install insulation and other energy-savings upgrades. And the best part, those who qualify get all the benefits free of charge. Union Gas is now working with United […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 2016317 Views

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