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2020 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund now open for applications

January 24, 2020 The Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is now accepting applications for grants in 2020. The annual $2 million program supports registered charities taking action to improve access to mental health care in every region of Canada. “Over the last decade, the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund has helped more than 650 organizations […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202034 Views

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Statement from the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health on Nicotine Vaping in Canada

From: Public Health Agency of Canada January 22, 2020 During National Non-Smoking Week, the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) wants to highlight that smoking continues to pose a significant risk to the health of Canadians with over 45,000 people dying from smoking-related causes each year. We recommend that Canadians needing support with […]

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Humanizing Indigenous Peoples’ engagement in health care – CMAJ

Etuaptmumk, “Two-Eyed Seeing” in Mi ’kmaq, integrates the strengths of Indigenous and Western knowledge as a shared-learning process attributed to Albert Marshall, Mi’kmaw Elder of Mi’kma’ki, who developed this concept. Mi’kma’ki is the Mi’kmaw traditional territory in the Atlantic provinces, Gaspé and Maine. Mi’kmaw perspectives for care originate from Mi’kmaw Seven Sacred Teachings of love, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202016 Views

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PE Government: Wellness grants encourage healthy living across the Island

This year provincial wellness grants are assisting 23 community groups to promote wellness and help Islanders to live healthy. The Wellness Grant Program provides $50,000 annually to support community-led wellness initiatives in the following priority areas: living tobacco free; being physically active and reducing sedentary time; healthy eating; consuming alcohol responsibly; and mental health promotion. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 202019 Views

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NunatuKavut launches two new significant programs: medical transportation and home repair

The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) is proud to announce the launch of two pilot programs that directly contribute to the overall health and well-being of NunatuKavut Inuit and communities. The Medical Transportation Program is a $1.75 million program that provides financial support to help alleviate some of the travel costs in accessing specialized insured medical […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202018 Views

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St. Mary’s drummer says her chief abused his power – CBC

Woman was told chief tried to have her expelled from AFN ceremonies after she reported sexual assault Jan 13, 2020 A member of St. Mary’s First Nation says it’s been a punishing year since she volunteered to drive her chief home from a Fredericton bar. Jade Polches says Feb. 22, 2019, wasn’t the first time […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202010 Views

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RCMP confirm that sunken Mi’kmaq fishing boat had drill holes in the hull – APTN News

January 9, 2020 The RCMP in Nova Scotia say a Mi’kmaq fishing boat that was found underwater on Dec. 26 had drill holes in the hull. But the Mounties have stopped short of saying that those holes were put there deliberately. “The RCMP Forensic Identification Section (FIS) conducted an examination on the boat and it […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 202022 Views

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NB Government: Provincewide emergency preparedness exercise planned for June 2020

FREDERICTON (GNB) – New Brunswick communities are invited to participate in the third provincewide emergency preparedness exercise, scheduled for June 2020. Called Exercise Brunswick Charlie 2020, the one-day effort will give municipalities, First Nations and local service districts an opportunity to practise their respective roles during an emergency. It is being organized by the New […]

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Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health (CCMOH) Statement on Cannabis Extracts, Edibles and Topical Products

From: Public Health Agency of Canada Statement January 6, 2020 In follow up to our October 2018 statement on cannabis and health, we want to advise Canadians on ways to reduce the health risks associated with using cannabis, particularly in relation to new cannabis products becoming legally available across the country. As with other regulated […]

by ahnationtalk on January 6, 202028 Views

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Traditional Mi’kmaq medicine could become modern skin therapy – CBC

Researchers at Cape Breton University to study birch bark oil to treat rashes, eczema Dec 13, 2019 Researchers at Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton University have received a $850,000 grant to develop a traditional Mi’kmaq medicine for potential future commercial production as a skin ointment. Maskwiomin is made from the oil of birch bark and is […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 201944 Views

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