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CMHA Opioid Policy: Canada must treat opioid use as a health issue, not a criminal matter.

Canada must treat opioid use as a health issue, not a criminal matter. The Canadian Mental Health Association calls for care not corrections to relieve opioid crisis TORONTO (ONTARIO) April 17, 2018 – According to a new national policy paper released today by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), decriminalization is key to solving the opioid […]

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 201811 Views

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Bear Witness Day – 10 May 2018

10 May 2018 Jordan’s Principle (www.jordansprinciple.ca) aims to make sure First Nations children can access all public services in a way that is reflective of their distinct cultural needs, takes full account of the historical disadvantage linked to colonization, and without experiencing any service denials, delays or disruptions related to their First Nations status. It […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 201814 Views

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Autopsy on 4-month-old Stoney Nakoda First Nation girl fails to reveal cause of death – Global News

The RCMP say an autopsy on a four-month-old girl from the Stoney Nakoda First Nation has failed to determine a cause of death. An RCMP news release issued Sunday said additional testing will have to be done. The girl was among more than a dozen people paramedics rushed to hospital Wednesday from a home in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 201814 Views

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News Release: Alberta communities tackling opioid crisis

A new $1.4-million grant program is funding 29 projects to raise awareness of the opioid crisis through video, art, social media, workshops and community events. The projects will focus on reducing stigma, help people learn where they can find life-saving resources and educate families, friends and neighbours on how they could potentially save a life. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201819 Views

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Family recovers in hospital from illness that claimed infant at Morley home – CTV Calgary

April 5, 2018 The death of a child on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation on Wednesday is under investigation and health officials are working to determine the nature of the illness that killed the infant and sent 14 others to hospital with flu-like symptoms. Emergency responders were called to the home in Morley, west of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201822 Views

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BR Alta Children Distress – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Apr 5, 2018  MORLEY, Alta. – R-C-M-P and paramedics were called to a rural home west of Calgary yesterday where an infant was pronounced dead and 14 other people were found suffering from influenza-like symptoms. Mounties say investigators including the major crimes unit is working to determine what happened. E-M-S […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201815 Views

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Grande Prairie Métis group working to expand shelter for at-risk elders – CBC

‘We actually do something about the homelessness and make sure that they leave in a positive way’ Apr 04, 2018 A Métis group in Grande Prairie wants to build a second elder’s shelter in the city, which would more than double the number of beds available to Indigenous seniors facing homelessness. The Elder’s Caring Shelter, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 4, 201815 Views

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Edmonton shelter issues call for warm clothing as cold snap grips Prairies – APTN News

April 2, 2018 An Edmonton shelter is appealing for more help, after a recent cold snap across the Prairies left many people struggling on the streets over Easter weekend. Hope Mission has been helping the less fortunate in Edmonton for 89 years. The non-profit houses 500 people and provides 1,000 meals a day. Though it’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201819 Views

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Message from Dr. Carrie Bourassa about new CIHR’s Institute name and funding for Indigenous health research

Hello, Boozhoo, I am delighted to inform you that CIHR is changing the name of the CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health to the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health. This change is effective as of now. Since the creation of the CIHR’s 13 Institutes in 2000, the discourse has evolved on appropriate and respectful terminology when referring to […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201821 Views

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Alberta Health Services ratifies deal with union for 19,000 health workers – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 26, 2018  EDMONTON _ Alberta’s provincial health authority has ratified a three-year collective agreement with the Health Sciences Association of Alberta. The deal covers 19,000 Alberta Health Services employees who work in areas such as pharmacy, laboratory, diagnostic imaging, rehabilitation services, social work and emergency medical services. It includes a salary freeze […]

by ahnationtalk on March 27, 201818 Views

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