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NL Government: Thirty-five Per Cent Reduction in People Waiting for Services After One Year into the Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan

July 04, 2018 One year into the implementation of Towards Recovery: The Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador, there has been a 35 per cent reduction in the number of people waiting for mental health and addictions counselling services across the province. In Towards Recovery, the Provincial Government committed to increase […]

by pmnationtalk on July 4, 201812 Views

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End in sight for Eel Ground First Nation’s decade-old drinking water advisory – MAX 104.9

A First Nations community near Miramichi is expected to finally have clean drinking water thanks to a $9.2 million investment by the federal government. While most Canadians take clean drinking water for granted, Eel Ground First Nation has been under a drinking water advisory for the past decade. The money will be spent on water […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 201813 Views

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Progress Update – Action Plan: Building a healthier future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples

June 27, 2018 Since the last public update in June 2017 of the CIHR Action Plan to strengthen Indigenous health research (IHR) in Canada, CIHR has made tangible progress towards its commitments to build a healthier future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. CIHR has focused on strategic leadership, peer review, capacity building, and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 20189 Views

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PE Government: Funding available for projects to benefit seniors

Organizations and communities that work to improve the lives of Island seniors can now apply for provincial government funding. Applications are being accepted until July 27 for the annual PEI Seniors’ Secretariat grants at www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/family-and-human-services/seniors-secretariat-grant. They offer up to $5,000 per project, with preference given to •    age-friendly community projects; •    those that promote positive […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201812 Views

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Shared learning helps Indigenous students become health researchers – CIHR

Dr. Martin’s Indigenous Mentorship Network incorporates traditional Ways of Knowing into Atlantic postsecondary universities/colleges Dr. Debbie Martin, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples Health and Well-Being and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Health at Dalhousie University According to a Universities Canada report, less than 10% of Indigenous people in Canada aged 25 to 64 […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201817 Views

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Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T. votes to lift booze ban – CBC

Majority of voters are in favour of lifting the prohibition Jun 26, 2018 A decades-long liquor prohibition in Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T., may be lifted this fall. On June 11, the band council held a plebiscite with the three options: lift the ban, create conditional liquor regulations, or remain a dry community. The majority of votes — […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201811 Views

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Government of Canada investing $75 million in seniors’ health

Pilot project with the Government of New Brunswick will focus on helping seniors to be active, live safely and enjoy good health. June 25, 2018                              Moncton, New Brunswick                              Public Health Agency of Canada The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of addressing the needs of this growing and diverse population. Canada’s population is […]

by pmnationtalk on June 25, 201811 Views

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Government of Canada and Eel Ground First Nation work in partnership to improve water and community infrastructure

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release June 22, 2018 – Moncton, NB – Indigenous Services Canada Working in partnership with First Nation communities, investing in on-reserve water and wastewater infrastructure is a priority for Indigenous Services Canada and the federal government. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services Canada, visited Eel Ground First Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201812 Views

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Long-term drinking water advisory lifted at Miawpukek First Nation

From: Indigenous Services Canada News release June 20, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Indigenous Services Canada Everyone in Canada deserves access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is committed to ending all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve by March 2021. Today, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201813 Views

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PE Government: Funding available for community wellness projects

June 18, 2018 Communities and organizations can now apply for provincial government funding for wellness initiatives. The annual Wellness Grant program provides up to $5,000 to support community-led wellness initiatives that address pillars of government’s Wellness Strategy, such as: living tobacco free; being physically active and reducing sedentary time; healthy eating; consuming alcohol responsibly; and […]

by pmnationtalk on June 18, 201814 Views

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