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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, 201813 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, 201813 Views

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Wolf Pack volunteer group patrols Montreal’s streets to protect the most vulnerable – The Loop

Three times a week, Wolf Pack Street Patrol volunteers take to Montreal streets to aid the city’s homeless population. The new initiative is particularly focused on helping Indigenous peoples, who are disproportionately represented in the city’s homeless statistics. When night falls in Montreal, a group of volunteers called the Wolf Pack Street Patrol hits the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201817 Views

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Economic Development Fund – Quebec awards $ 100,000 to the Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik Saturviit

INUKJUAK, QC , March 29, 2018 – The Government of Quebec is pleased to contribute to the Nunavik Inuit Women’s Association’s community soup project Saturviit, in the northern village of Inukjuak , by providing them with assistance. $ 100,000 for the renovation of the building in which their facilities are located and for the acquisition […]

by aanationtalk on March 29, 201829 Views

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa about new CIHR’s Institute name and funding for Indigenous health research

Hello, Boozhoo, I am delighted to inform you that CIHR is changing the name of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health to the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health. This change is effective as of now. Since the creation of the CIHR’s 13 Institutes in 2000, the discourse has evolved on appropriate and respectful terminology when referring to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201823 Views

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Quebec towns press province for more power to protect drinking water – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 24, 2018  MONTREAL _ Representatives from 338 Quebec municipalities that are calling on the province to grant them increased power to protect their water supplies said Saturday that they’re ready to take the matter to court. The towns want to be able to ensure any future oil and gas installations have to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201816 Views

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Opening Statement to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts – Oral Health Programs for First Nations and Inuit—Health Canada

22 March 2018 Michael Ferguson, Chartered Professional AccountantCPA, Chartered AccountantCA Fellow Chartered Professional AccountantFCPA, Fellow Chartered AccountantFCA (New Brunswick) Auditor General of Canada Mr. Chair, thank you for this opportunity to present the results of our audit on oral health programs for First Nations and Inuit. Joining me at the table is Jo Ann Schwartz, the auditor […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 201824 Views

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Great Canadian minds working to unlock the mysteries of the brain – Brain Canada Foundation

March 21, 2018 Montreal, QC Brain Canada elects to its Board Canadian leaders from the business, academic, Indigenous and philanthropic communities Brain Canada is delighted to announce four new members to its Board of Directors, drawn from across the country. They will join other outstanding Canadian leaders who are helping Brain Canada build on its […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201824 Views

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Government of Canada continues to invest in research to address global health threat of antimicrobial resistance

$300,000 investment will enable closer collaboration between key players studying AMR and infectious diseases March 16, 2018 – Fredericton, New Brunswick – Canadian Institutes of Health Research Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change so that drugs that were previously effective against them stop working. Left unchecked, the rise of AMR […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201830 Views

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Study says Quebec needs more doctors as opposition smells blood in health sector – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2018  By Giuseppe Valiante THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ As opposition parties hammer the Quebec government over perennial problems in the health-care system, a new study indicates the province doesn’t have enough doctors and should loosen its control over medical school admissions. With Quebec’s hot economy and record-low unemployment, the issue […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201840 Views

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