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Homeless Point-in-Time Count Report

February 8, 2016 The results of Yellowknife’s first Point-In-Time Homeless Count (the PiT Count) are now available to the public. In May of 2015, staff and volunteers surveyed Yellowknife’s homeless community in the city’s first Point-In-Time Homeless Count. This research tool is used to gather a snap shot of information about homelessness in our community. […]

by pmnationtalk on February 9, 2016176 Views

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NWT Health Care Card receives facelift

YELLOWKNIFE (February 2, 2016) – The NWT Health Care Card is getting a facelift. As part of the GNWT’s move towards a consistent look for its programs and services, the NWT Health Care Card will be the first to show the new visual elements of the GNWT. “This is an opportune time to make the […]

by pmnationtalk on February 3, 2016150 Views

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Community Development Fund contributes to initiatives that enhance community well-being

January 26, 2016 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon has awarded $255,426 to four community organizations to support community infrastructure development and maintenance and enhance tourism and culture initiatives. “The Yukon government is pleased to announce its continued support for projects that provide economic benefits for Yukon communities.” Minister of Economic Development Stacey Hassard said. “These projects […]

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 201696 Views

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Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Attends Federal Health Accord Talks

January 21, 2016 Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Attends Federal Health Accord Talks (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, responsible for AFN’s national health portfolio, welcomes the opportunity for First Nations to participate in the planning of the national Health Accord renewal.  The agreement was reached at a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2016191 Views

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Improving Health of Canadians the Focus in Wide-Ranging Health Talks

VANCOUVER – In a wide-ranging set of discussions touching on many aspects of Canadians’ health and health care, provincial and territorial health ministers committed to continued cooperation and collaboration across the country during a meeting today in Vancouver. “My colleagues and I looked at the challenges and opportunities faced by provinces and territories in delivering […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 2016175 Views

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Tobacco Has No Place Here reminds smokers to take big steps

Start Date: January 20, 2016 End Date: January 24, 2016 Nunavut-wide 30 sec In celebration of National Non-Smoking Week (NNSW), January 18 to 24, smokers in Nunavut are encouraged to take three big steps away from any building entrance and/or exit, and 15 big steps away from schools to protect people from second-hand smoke. During […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016144 Views

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Government of Yukon announces new youth mental health program with support from Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel

January 14, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon, Bell Let’s Talk and Northwestel today announced contributions totalling $500,000 to support the launch of the FRIENDS cognitive behaviour group-based intervention program throughout the territory. The FRIENDS program will provide mental health prevention and treatment services by trained facilitators in rural Yukon and Whitehorse, including for adolescents at […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2016162 Views

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Cancer among circumpolar populations: an emerging public health concern

1School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; 2Alaska Native Epidemiology Center, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Anchorage, AK, USA; 3Department of Clinical Oncology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark; 4Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland Abstract Objectives. To determine and compare the incidence of cancer among the 8 Arctic States and their […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2016285 Views

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Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy partners announce recommitment

IQALUIT, Nunavut (January 8, 2016) – The Government of Nunavut (GN), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI), the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) “V Division”, and Isaksimagit Inuusirmi Katujjiqatigiit Embrace Life Council announce a joint commitment to continue to advance the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy, a vision built through public engagement and evidence-based research. The reaffirmation follows […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2016159 Views

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Biggest Loser Health and Fitness Challenge

January 18th 2016 – March 14, 2016 APACC is promoting the Biggest Loser Health and Fitness Challenge starting January 18th, 2016. Registered participants in the Challenge will be competing independently and this is open to all people across the nation. The main purpose of this challenge is to motivate you with your fitness and health […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2016163 Views

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