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Working together to build A Food Policy for Canada

June 23, 2017 – Ottawa, Ontario – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The decisions we make as individuals and as a country about food have a direct impact on our health, environment, economy, and communities. Today, over 250 participants, with diverse expertise on food issues, are wrapping up a unique two-day Summit in Ottawa, marking an […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 20176 Views

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Improving post-secondary students’ mental health – Government of Alberta

June 20, 2017 Government is investing $25.8 million over three years to protect and improve mental health resourcesfor post-secondary students across Alberta. Alberta’s post-secondary students have asked for a more sustainable and equitable approach to mental health. This year, the government will begin implementing seven much-needed approaches outlined under Next Steps to Improve Post-Secondary Mental […]

by pmnationtalk on June 20, 201710 Views

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We Matter Campaign: Join Indigenous youth across the nation taking the #HopePact!

What is the #HopePact? The We Matter #HopePact is a pact that Indigenous youth across Canada can choose to take, uniting them in a national movement. It is a reminder that you are never alone in what you are feeling or experiencing. By taking the #HopePact and wearing the #HopePact bracelet, you can feel like […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201712 Views

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Experts Question First Nations Drinking Water Engagement Process – Water Canada

June 19, 2017 On May 29, 2017, the federal ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada posted a notice online that engagement with First Nations for safe drinking water would be undertaken. The announcement came as a surprise to some leaders within the First Nations community and advocacy groups. Details of the engagement strategy were […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201712 Views

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Auditor General to audit Alberta Health grants to Pure North private health foundation – CBC

Liberal health critic David Swann says Alberta Health also needs to conduct own investigation Jun 19, 2017 Alberta’s auditor general has partially acceded to a request from Liberal health critic David Swann for an audit of two Alberta Health grants to Pure North S’Energy, a private health foundation that offers unproven alternative health treatments. In […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201711 Views

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It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence

From Status of Women Canada Gender-based violence remains a significant yet preventable barrier to equality June 19, 2017 – TORONTO, ON Many Canadians still face violence every day simply because of their gender expression, gender identity or perceived gender. It’s time for that to change. The Government of Canada is taking action to prevent and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201712 Views

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Province funds work to prevent elder abuse – Government of Alberta

Jun 15, 2017 Thirty-one community organizations and municipalities will receive a total of $1.5 million to help prevent and end elder abuse. The funding is from the government’s Taking Action Against Elder Abuse Co-ordinated Community Response Grant program. The program helps organizations work together to address elder abuse through prevention strategies and increased safety measures. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201712 Views

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New UNICEF report: Poor health, violence at alarming rates among Canada’s kids

TORONTO, June 15, 2017 – A new UNICEF report released today highlights the challenges that high-income countries like Canada face in meeting global commitments for children. Canada does comparatively well in some aspects of child and youth well-being, but lags farthest behind other countries in concerning indicators of child health and violence. In Oh Canada! […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 201710 Views

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CFNU Biennial Convention – Day 4: Let’s Get Down To Business

Day 4 brought the start of Convention business and of course…the banquet! As we moved through out the day and the agenda, our strength and our solidarity as a collective only grew as we shared stories from across the country about current and past struggles, how we overcame the challenges, and realized we are not […]

by pmnationtalk on June 13, 201715 Views

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Opinion: We need to protect drinking water, not just treat it – Edmonton Journal

June 13, 2017 Our drinking water comes from a kitchen tap — that’s the belief of most Canadians. And why would we think otherwise? We pay our water bills, as we do our phone and Internet bills, and so we expect a safe and reliable service. And yet, water is a very different service. Without […]

by ahnationtalk on June 13, 201710 Views

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