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Government of Canada creating a more inclusive Canada by helping to improve the access of people with disabilities to the workforce

From: Employment and Social Development Canada News release August 16, 2018 Vancouver, B.C. Employment and Social Development Canada Ensuring people with disabilities have fair chance at obtaining gainful employment is a key part of the Government of Canada’s plan to create a more inclusive, accessible Canada. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201811 Views

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UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and associated air quality

Aug 15, 2018    |   For more information, contact Sachi Wickramasinghe B.C. declared a state of emergency Wednesday due to the ongoing wildfire situation. The state of emergency will be in place for 14 days, and may be extended or rescinded as necessary. UBC experts are available to discuss wildfires in B.C., poor air quality and associated health […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201810 Views

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BCAAFC: Women’s Innovation Fund

PHSA has released guidelines for an Innovation Fund dedicated to Indigenous women living with or at risk of HIV and HCV. This funding is for $75,000 per fiscal year, for 2018/2019 and 2019/20.   Proposals are due on Friday, September 14th and can be submitted to lauren.allan@bccdc.ca. NT5

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201812 Views

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HIV AIDS organizations fear federal funding shift will lead to higher rates – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 8, 2018 16:22 By Ryan McKenna THE CANADIAN PRESS The head of the Canadian AIDS Society fears HIV rates will continue to rise because of a shift in federal funding towards prevention instead of treatment and support. Gary Lacasse said in a recent interview that HIV rates in Canada went up by 11 per […]

by pmnationtalk on August 9, 201821 Views

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Ont Psychiatrist Shortage – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Aug 8, 2018 By Paola Loriggio TORONTO – A new report urges the Ontario government to offer incentives to psychiatrists in order to make up for a shortage it says is contributing to a growing mental health crisis across the province and the country. The report, released Wednesday by the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 8, 201812 Views

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FNHMA Call for Nominations- Board of Directors

FNHMA Call for Nominations- Board of Directors The First Nations Health Managers Association is issuing a call for nominations for the Board of Directors. The deadline for nominations is 5pm ET Tuesday, September 7th, 2018. Voting members (Certified and Candidate Members) in good standing with the First Nations Health Managers Association are invited to nominate […]

by ahnationtalk on August 6, 201821 Views

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Chances of dying tripled if convicted offenders didn’t take methadone: study – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 31, 2018 By Camille Bains THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER _ Convicted offenders who stopped taking methadone to treat an opioid addiction were three times more likely to die from overdose, but their chances of continuing treatment with the drug could have increased dramatically with support for issues like mental illness, housing and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201816 Views

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Tripartite Ceremony Reaffirms Commitment to Improve Mental Health and Wellness Services with First Nations in British Columbia

July 27th, 2018 In May of 2018 at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey IX, the First Nations Health Council (FNHC), Government of Canada and Province of British Columbia announced a commitment to improve mental health and wellness services that support First Nations children, families and communities in BC. Building on this announcement, Canada, BC […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201820 Views

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130 overdoses in one day has B.C. premier, addiction expert sounding alarm – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 30, 2018  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ One of British Columbia’s top addiction experts joined Premier John Horgan Monday in calling for increased efforts to fight the ravages of illegal drug use after a report of 130 overdoses in one day last week. Horgan said he’s thankful there were […]

by ahnationtalk on July 31, 201818 Views

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Message from the Minister of Health World Hepatitis Day – July 28, 2018

Today, millions of people around the world are taking part in World Hepatitis Day to raise awareness about viral hepatitis. Despite the fact that hepatitis and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) are largely preventable and treatable, these infections remain a significant public health concern in Canada. It is estimated that up to 246,000 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 30, 201823 Views

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