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National Nursing Week 2024

May 13, 2024 Minister of Health and Social Services Lesa Semmler extends heartfelt appreciation to nurses in the following statement for National Nursing Week: “As we conclude National Nursing Week, I am profoundly honoured to celebrate the tireless efforts of northern nurses. As Minister of Health and Social Services – and a former front-line nurse […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 20242 Views

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Nunavut advocate for men’s mental health honoured at Rideau Hall – Nunatsiaq News

May 9, 2024 Noel Kubluitok Kaludjak receives medal from governor general; other honourees include Alicia Aragutak and David Saint-Jacques A longtime advocate for men’s mental health and well-being in Nunavut was among 73 Canadians honoured at a Rideau Hall ceremony in Ottawa Wednesday. Noel Kubluitok Kaludjak, from Rankin Inlet, was awarded the Meritorious Service Decoration […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 20247 Views

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Flesh-eating infection claims N.W.T. man’s leg after he was removed from hospital – CBC

May 10, 2024 Family says it’s an example of substandard health care for Indigenous people According to his family, James Kochon went to the Stanton Territorial Hospital emergency room in Yellowknife on Tuesday last week complaining about leg pain. Though it’s unclear what his diagnosis was at the time, he was told he could go home. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 20248 Views

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WORLD ASTHMA DAY: 2 million Canadians Living with Uncontrolled Asthma Urged to Take Control of their Condition

TORONTO, May 7, 2024  – This World Asthma Day, Asthma Canada is calling on the approximately 2 million Canadians living with uncontrolled asthma, to take control of their condition to live their best quality of life – symptom free. In Canada, over 4 million people are living with asthma, however, studies show that more than […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202412 Views

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Call for Expressions of Interest to administer Elder van transportation

May 6, 2024 Aging with Dignity is a Katujjiluta mandate priority for the Government of Nunavut (GN), which places a great emphasis on elder care in the territory. The GN is committed to ensuring more Nunavut elders can access community and government services and is seeking partners to provide specialized van transportation for elders. The […]

by ahnationtalk on May 7, 202410 Views

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National Mental Health Week

May 6, 2024 National Mental Health Week is from May 6 to 12, 2024 and the Department of Health is encouraging Nunavummiut to take time to learn, talk and connect with friends, family and Elders about mental health and wellness. This year’s theme, Healing through Compassion, calls on Nunavummiut to be kind to themselves and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202411 Views

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GN and Sakku Investments sign contract to operate Kivalliq Long Term Care Centre

Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (May 1, 2024) – Today, the Government of Nunavut (GN) joined Sakku Investments Corporation, the development arm of the Kivalliq Inuit Association, and their partner Embassy West Senior Living to celebrate the signing of a ten-year contract to operate the new Kivalliq Long-Term Care Centre in Rankin Inlet. For the first time […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 202414 Views

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Nunavut’s 1st long-term continuous care home expected to open in June – CBC

Apr 29, 2024 Home expected to house 24 elders, will be overseen by Sakku-Embassy West joint venture Eric Anoee’s older brother is living in the Embassy West Senior Living retirement home in Ottawa. But being in an unfamiliar, southern environment is not ideal — for the Anoee family, or for the other Nunavummiut whose elder relatives are […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202413 Views

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Fox tests positive for rabies in Arviat

April 26, 2024 The Department of Health is advising residents of Arviat that a fox suspected of being infected with rabies has tested positive. The fox attacked a dog in the community on April 3, 2024, and the dog has been under confinement since the attack and will be euthanized. Due to the danger of rabies, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 202413 Views

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Call for Proposals – Health and Wellness Programming

April 25, 2024 The Department of Health’s Community Wellness Programs are now accepting one-time funding applications for a $10,000 grant for community-led health and wellness programming throughout Nunavut. Approved programming may begin any time after July 1, 2024, to March 31, 2025. Community-based, non-profit organizations, and municipal corporations may apply for this funding for programs […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 202417 Views

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