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New funding supports more accessible taxis

Feb. 1, 2023 VICTORIA – British Columbians who use wheelchairs or have other accessibility needs will soon see more accessible taxis on the road with the launch of the Passenger Transportation Accessibility Program (PTAP). People who depend on wheelchair-accessible taxis often experience longer wait times or lack of service. The program will help offset the extra […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 202310 Views

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First Nations women overrepresented among B.C. toxic drug deaths: doctor – Abbotsford News

Jan. 31, 2023 Illicit drugs are killing First Nations people at 5 times the rate of B.C.’s general population Indigenous people, especially women, are dying from toxic drugs at disproportionately high rates in British Columbia as the overdose crisis continues “unabated,” nearly seven years after the province first declared a public health emergency, said the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 20236 Views

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UBCIC Calls for Holistic, System-Wide Supports from Canada and BC as Decriminalization Begins

January 31, 2023 (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – January 31, 2023) In response to the unprecedented, escalating overdose and drug toxicity crisis, British Columbia, with the approval of the federal government, has decriminalized small quantities of drugs for personal possession. By resolution, UBCIC recognizes that decriminalization is one of many […]

by ahnationtalk on February 1, 20235 Views

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Toxic-drug supply claims nearly 2,300 lives in 2022: BC Coroners Service

Jan. 31, 2023 VICTORIA – As the province’s drug toxicity public health emergency continues into its eighth year, at least 2,272 British Columbians lost their lives to toxic drugs in 2022. “British Columbians across the province are continuing to experience tremendous harm and loss as a result of the province’s toxic illicit drug supply,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 20237 Views

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B.C. takes action to save lives, build new connections of care with drug decriminalization

Jan. 30, 2023 VANCOUVER – The Province is taking a critical step to end the shame and stigma that prevents people with substance-use challenges from reaching out for life-saving help as B.C.’s decriminalization of people who use drugs comes into effect on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Health Canada granted the Province of B.C. a subsection 56(1) […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 20238 Views

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Statement from the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health on the Implementation of the subsection 56(1) Exemption from Controlled Drugs and Substances Act: Personal possession of small amounts of certain illegal substances in British Columbia (January 31, 2023, to January 31, 2026)

From: Health Canada January 30, 2023 Canada is facing an unprecedented and deadly overdose crisis and increasingly toxic illegal drug supply. This crisis has, and continues to be heartbreaking for families, friends, and communities across the country. Collectively, we must recognize that substance use is a public health issue that is shaped by complex and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 20237 Views

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I·SPARC: Online Engagement & Education Webinar Series

Join us for four days (February 6-9, 2023) of learning through unique workshops led by special guest speakers and honorary Elder, Nella Nelson. All ages are welcome. Cost: FREE! Introducing important topics that focus on Reconciliation and strength for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQI+ people through sport, physical activity and recreation. Moderator Nella Nelson will facilitate an […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 20236 Views

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Kelowna nurse disciplined for failing to care for Indigenous person in emergency room – CBC

Jan 30, 2023 Discipline notice says nurse did not perform any resuscitative measures on unresponsive patient A former nurse from Kelowna, B.C., has been disciplined for failing to adequately assess and treat an Indigenous person while working in an emergency room, according to the B.C. College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). The notice, issued Wednesday, states Katherine Lowe […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 20236 Views

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2023 First Nations Harm Reduction Grants Are Now Open

Jan 25, 2023 The deadline to apply is February 17, 2023 With the toxic drug crisis in British Columbia (BC) continuing to disproportionately impact First Nations people, it is crucial to support innovative, community-based and grassroots harm reduction initiatives to curtail the risk of overdose. The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) is committed to supporting […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 20237 Views

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Farewell from NCCIH Academic Lead, Dr. Margo Greenwood

January 23, 2023 Greetings! On my office wall, a framed print has a quote reading, “Dream It Into Being.” That phrase has guided my work for 30 years. Dreaming it into being has been a collective dream, not mine alone, and it is one we have realized at National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH). […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 20237 Views

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