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Kindergarten preschool health assessment – Government of NU

April 18, 2018 Is your child starting kindergarten in Rankin Inlet this August? To get ready for the school year, the Wellness Centre Team in Rankin Inlet will be conducting health assessments and immunizations for all children born in 2013. Please drop in or call Rankin Inlet Public Health at 867-645-8070. Appointments are available from […]

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 201815 Views

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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, 201811 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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Nunavut participates in National Coordinated Point-in-Time Homelessness Count

16 April 2018  In an effort to improve understanding of the needs and circumstances of Nunavummiut who are affected by homelessness, Nunavut will take part in a coordinated national effort to measure homelessness across Canada. Staff from the Government of Nunavut department of Family Services, Poverty Reduction division, will be working with local teams […]

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Between Good Health And Home – Uphere.ca

It’s a sad fact of life in much of the North: if you’re seriously sick, you have to leave home. If you live in one of the territory’s larger centres, you’re lucky. Sure, you might have to fly south for some major surgery or to see a specialist. But if you break a bone or […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201815 Views

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Navajo Nation latest to sue over opioid epidemic in US – CP

Source: The Associated Press Apr 11, 2018  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ One of the country’s largest American Indian tribes is the latest to sue pharmaceutical companies and drug distributors, alleging their conduct caused the opioid crisis. The Navajo Nation’s lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New Mexico seeks unspecified damages and attorney fees. The tribe says […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 201812 Views

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Government of Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada support Indigenous Mental Wellness in Northwest Territories

$500,000 will support Mental Wellness Teams in the territory April 11, 2018 – Yellowknife, NT – Indigenous Services Canada Accessibility to supports and services is essential to addressing the mental health needs of Indigenous Peoples. The Government of Canada and the Government of Northwest Territories are committed to improving access to necessary mental wellness services […]

by pmnationtalk on April 12, 201819 Views

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Media advisory: Parliamentary Secretary Bill Blair to hold town hall in Iqaluit to discuss cannabis

From: Health Canada Iqaluit, NU, April 11, 2018 – On behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Federal Minister of Health, Bill Blair, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and to the Minister of Health, will host a town hall meeting to discuss cannabis on Thursday, April 12, 2018, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201821 Views

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Suicide of young Iqaluit man sparks calls for better mental health services – Nunatsiaq.com

“All suicides are preventable, but not when there’s a 3-4 month wait list for counselling” April 10, 2018 Many in Iqaluit are asking for more mental health services after the recent death by suicide of a well-liked young man, described as wonderful, lovely, funny and friendly by the city’s mayor. Nanauq Kusugak, who was in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201814 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada supporting Indigenous mental wellness teams in Northwest Territories

From: Indigenous Services Canada Yellowknife – Please be advised that Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, on behalf of the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, and the Honourable Glen Abernethy, Minister of Health and Social Services for the Northwest Territories, will announce funding for Indigenous mental wellness teams in Northwest Territories. A […]

by ahnationtalk on April 10, 201814 Views

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