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Grants to stop violence, promote Indigenous healing

April 20, 2018 SURREY – Women escaping violence, Indigenous families healing from intergenerational trauma, and youth needing mentorship to resist gang involvement will benefit from nearly $6.5 million in grants supporting government’s crime prevention priorities. In all, more than 170 local programs and projects – led by community organizations, school districts, police agencies and others […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 20185 Views

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NIC celebrates a decade of community-led health in remote First Nations communities

April 18, 2018 Join NIC’s Global Learning Initiative Thursday, April 26 at NIC’s Comox Valley campus to celebrate how 10 years of nursing field schools in remote Indigenous communities has changed nursing education on Vancouver Island. Date: Apr 26, 2018 Time: 05:00 PM – 07:00 PM Location: Puntledge Hall, Room P121, Comox Valley Campus Cost: Admission by donation to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 20189 Views

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CMHA Opioid Policy: Canada must treat opioid use as a health issue, not a criminal matter.

Canada must treat opioid use as a health issue, not a criminal matter. The Canadian Mental Health Association calls for care not corrections to relieve opioid crisis TORONTO (ONTARIO) April 17, 2018 – According to a new national policy paper released today by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), decriminalization is key to solving the opioid […]

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 20189 Views

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Bear Witness Day – 10 May 2018

10 May 2018 Jordan’s Principle (www.jordansprinciple.ca) aims to make sure First Nations children can access all public services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs, takes full account of the historical disadvantage linked to colonization, and without experiencing any service denials, delays or disruptions related to their First Nations status. It […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201815 Views

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B.C. families say they’re sidelined from involvement in addiction treatment – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 11, 2018 19:07 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Families with loved ones addicted to illicit drugs struggle to navigate British Columbia’s health-care system and are often prohibited from being involved in care because of privacy and confidentiality policies, says a woman who tried to help her daughter before she died. Deb […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201812 Views

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Representative’s Submission on B.C. Poverty Reduction Strategy

April 6, 2018 My Office applauds the B.C. government for taking the first steps towards creating a strategy to reduce poverty in B.C. by soliciting the views of citizens. I am pleased to offer this submission on behalf of the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) to help inform this strategy. The […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201814 Views

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BC Government: New regional residential treatment facility for youth experiencing problematic substance use

April 05, 2018 CHILLIWACK – A new specialized treatment centre for youth facing substance-use challenges is coming to Fraser Health. In a first of its kind for the region, Fraser Health is opening a treatment facility exclusively for youth aged 13 to 18 years old. The 20-bed centre in Chilliwack, which will serve all youth […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201819 Views

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Illicit drug overdose Death Review Panel releases recommendations

April 05, 2018 VICTORIA – A Death Review Panel report released today reviewed all illicit drug overdose deaths in British Columbia over a 19-month period, and makes recommendations to a number of ministries in government and related colleges in the province. The BC Coroners Service Death Review Panel: A Review of Illicit Drug Overdoses examined […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201818 Views

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B.C. review draws link between corrections system and some overdose deaths – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Apr 5, 2018 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Two-thirds of people who fatally overdosed in British Columbia during a 19-month period were involved with the corrections system, says a panel that reviewed a skyrocketing number of illicit-drug deaths. About 18 per cent of them had either been on community supervision […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 201818 Views

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Métis students caring for the community’s future with support worker program

March 29, 2018 Sixteen Métis participants in the Lower Mainland have the opportunity to create a brighter future for themselves, their families and their community, with the launch of the Métis Community Support Worker program. “This partnership, between the University of the Fraser Valley and Métis Nation British Columbia, is helping Métis students get training […]

by pmnationtalk on April 2, 201817 Views

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