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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 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201820 Views

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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, 201822 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, 201819 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, 201825 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, 201835 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, 201822 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, 201827 Views

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NU Government: Qikiqtani Rehabilitation Services moved to Qikiqtani General Hospital

April 09, 2018 The offices of the Qikiqtani Rehabilitation Services can now be found in the West Wing (emergency side) of the Qikiqtani General Hospital (QGH). Rehabilitation services include: Audiology. Speech Language Pathology. Occupational Therapy. Physiotherapy. To check in for an appointment, please report to the front registration desk. To reach Qikiqtani Rehabilitation Services at […]

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201824 Views

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NT Government: Salvation Army Extends Lease for Additional Six Months to Operate Sobering Centre

YELLOWKNIFE (April 4, 2018) – The Government of the Northwest Territories has extended the lease for another six months with the Salvation Army in Yellowknife to operate the Yellowknife Sobering Centre. The temporary location will continue to provide services for those in need while renovations continue on the long-term facility at 5111 50th Street. The sobering centre […]

by pmnationtalk on April 5, 201840 Views

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Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee makes progress on shared priorities

Ottawa, Ontario – March 29, 2018 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today participated in the Inuit-Crown Partnership Committee meeting to review progress made since the Committee was formed last year and to discuss what actions need to be taken to advance our shared commitment to reconciliation. During the meeting, the Prime Minister and Inuit leaders […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 201836 Views

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