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Call for Proposals – Community Wellness Funding

Start Date:                                                           October 21, 2015 End Date:                                                          November 13, 2015. (Iqaluit, Nunavut) – The City of Iqaluit is now accepting applications for Community Wellness funding. Wellness funding is allocated to individuals and organizations operating, or looking to operate, culturally proficient programming that will empower and enhance the lives of Iqalummiut. Applications can be picked up at City […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 2015428 Views

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

FREDERICTON (GNB) – The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be observed in New Brunswick and around the world on Saturday, Oct. 17. This year’s theme is Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination. “In addition to those living in financial poverty in New Brunswick, there are those who […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 2015399 Views

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada

As part of a mental health series produced by the National Collaborating Centre on Aboriginal Health (NCCAH), authors Sherry Bellamy and Cindy Hardy explore post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression among Aboriginal peoples in Canada. The first paper entitled, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Aboriginal People in Canada: Review of Risk Factors, the Current State […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 2015367 Views

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Fire Prevention Week 2015 – Do your bedrooms have smoke alarms?

October 02, 2015 Public Service Announcement Fire Prevention Week 2015 – Do your bedrooms have smoke alarms? Fire Prevention Week is from October 4 to 10, 2015. This year’s theme is “Hear the beep where you sleep: Every bedroom needs a working smoke alarm”. Smoke alarms can help save your life in an emergency, but […]

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 2015441 Views

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Creating Safe Communities Strategy Released

The NWT Network and the NWT Seniors’ Society Board of Directors is excited to announce that a draft of our Creating Safe Communities for Older Adults: A Five Year Strategy for the Northwest Territories 2015-2020. A final report will be reviewed by the Board of Directors in December before going to the Minister Responsible for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2015361 Views

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NSPS partners support jury recommendations resulting from the coroner’s inquest

IQALUIT, Nunavut (September 29, 2015) – The four partners of the Nunavut Suicide Prevention Strategy (NSPS) have been presented with the jury recommendations from the coroner’s inquest into suicide in the territory. All partners are fully committed to preventing and reducing suicide in Nunavut, and will review the jury recommendations. “Far too many of us […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2015391 Views

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Trichinella alert for Sanikiluaq

September 18, 2015 The Department of Health is advising residents of Sanikiluaq that a walrus harvested on September 8, 2015 has tested positive for trichinella. If you have eaten any uncooked walrus recently, and have experienced stomach pain, muscle pain, diarrhea, swollen eyelids, sweating and weakness, you might be infected with trichinella, the parasite that […]

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2015339 Views

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AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories

AFN Call for Community Papers and Stories September 15 2015 The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is pleased to invite researchers, policy makers, mental health and addictions front-line workers, mental wellness organisations, and others with an interest in mental wellness to submit articles and papers for our upcoming Mental Wellness Bulletin. Share your expertise, experience […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015570 Views

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Historical Statistics for Suicide Released in Report

September 16th, 2015 Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) Vice-President James Eetoolook released a report that details the historical statistics related to suicide in Nunavut. The report was tabled yesterday during the testimony provided by NTI during the coroner’s inquest into suicide in Nunavut that is taking place in Iqaluit for the next two weeks. Entitled “Statistical […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015417 Views

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Mental health support available to Nunavummiut during coroner’s inquest

Start Date: September 14, 2015 End Date: September 25, 2015 Iqaluit, NU Mental health support is available for anyone attending the coroner’s suicide inquest in Iqaluit from September 14 to 25, 2015. Two rooms on the third floor of the Iqaluit courthouse have been designated for mental health support. In communities, people needing support can […]

by ahnationtalk on September 14, 2015418 Views

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