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New task force will help end period poverty

May 27, 2022 BURNABY – A new task force backed by $750,000 in provincial funding will support the Province’s goal to end period poverty and remove the stigma associated with menstruation. “Not being able to access period supplies can negatively affect people’s ability to go about their day-to-day activities,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20226 Views

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Your Rights When Accessing Medical Transportation Services – FNHA

A message from Dr. Unjali Malhotra, FNHA Office of the Chief Medical Officer; and Paul Clairmont, FNHA Medical Transportation Programs Manager If you are a First Nations person in BC living on reserve, you may have occasion to travel out of your community for medical care, as some important medical services may not be accessible […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20225 Views

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B.C. improves inclusivity for people with developmental disabilities

VICTORIA – New provincial funding of nearly $5.3 million means more organizations can focus on creating projects that will make life better for people with developmental disabilities. The funding will support Reimagining Community Inclusion (RCI) projects in the priority areas of inclusive housing, employment, health and wellness, inclusive Indigenous services and a community-inclusion innovation fund, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 20225 Views

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BC Cancer launches lung-screening program

May 25, 2022 VANCOUVER – BC Cancer has launched a provincewide lung cancer screening program, providing access to eligible high-risk people at 36 sites throughout the province. “BC Cancer’s clinicians and researchers are leading Canada with the launch of this innovative program that will save and improve the quality of people’s lives,” said Adrian Dix, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202210 Views

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Government of Canada invests in food security for communities in British Columbia

From: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada May 25, 2022 All Canadians, regardless of where they live, deserve to have access to safe and nutritious food. Today, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, announced an investment of up to $2 million from the Local Food Infrastructure Fund for 38 projects across the province of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202220 Views

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Joint Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc Findings

May 24, 2022 This message contains sensitive content and could be triggering. For crisis support here in BC please contact the KUU-US Crisis Line at 1-800-588-8717 or visit the First Nations Mental Health and Wellness Support page for additional support services. A complete listing of support services is included at the end of this statement. Coast […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202211 Views

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Complex-care housing coming to Bella Coola

May 20, 2022 BELLA COOLA – Indigenous community members in Bella Coola with complex mental-health and substance-use challenges who are at risk of experiencing homelessness will soon benefit from 12 new complex-care housing spaces. Through Budget 2022, government is investing $164 million over three years to support as many as 500 vulnerable people. Since launching […]

by pmnationtalk on May 20, 202221 Views

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Complex-care housing coming to Powell River

May 20, 2022 POWELL RIVER – People in Powell River with complex mental-health and substance-use challenges who are at risk of experiencing homelessness will soon benefit from 20 new complex-care housing spaces. Through Budget 2022, government is investing $164 million over three years to support as many as 500 vulnerable people. Since launching the initiative in January, the […]

by pmnationtalk on May 20, 202248 Views

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Getting Ready for Flood, Wildfire, and Heat Season – FNHA

May 19, 2022 Even though spring has been cool and rainy in many parts of BC, we all need to plan ahead for potential floods, wildfires and extreme heat this summer. The FNHA is working with our partners to prepare for the summer, including putting together guidance and resources for individuals and communities to plan […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202212 Views

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I·SPARC Chosen to Deliver Popular Community-Based Food Systems Program

May 18, 2022 The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) has chosen the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) to deliver the Food Systems Program (FSP) – the community-based program that was previously delivered through Heart & Stroke. Food security and food sovereignty are important determinants of health for Indigenous peoples and this transition […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 20228 Views

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