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Banff YWCA seeks funding for survivors of sexual violence to get counselling and other services locally – CBC

Jan 31, 2023 Banff sends survivors in need of specialized counselling to bigger centres, like Calgary While there are services for victims of sexual violence and assault in Banff, the local YWCA sends survivors in need of specialized counselling to bigger centres, like Calgary. A trip some choose not to take, and one that Banff […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 20237 Views

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Tainted milk led to deaths of Alberta residential school children, group says – CBC

Jan 24, 2023 First Nation group intends to excavate what it believes to be a mass grave A new report suggests tainted, unpasteurized milk was responsible for the deaths of many First Nations children at an Alberta residential school. The conclusion comes from a preliminary report released Tuesday by the Acimowin Opaspiw Society. The Saddle […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 202315 Views

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HCAP: Lowering surgical wait times in Calgary

Jan 23, 2023 Albertans will have access to thousands more publicly funded orthopedic surgeries at Calgary chartered surgical facilities as part of the Health Care Action Plan (HCAP). Alberta has the best front-line health-care workers in the world, and Alberta’s government is working to ensure that Albertans have access to the care they need, when […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202314 Views

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Delay in counselling therapist regulation hindering access for Indigenous people in Alberta – CBC

Jan 09, 2023 Alberta’s UCP government reluctant to proclaim new professional college Mental health professionals say the Alberta government’s delay in creating a new professional college for counselling therapists is creating financial and logistical barriers for Indigenous people seeking help. Indigenous people can’t receive coverage under the First Nations and Inuit Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 202312 Views

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Healthcare Action Plan: EMS response times

Dec 21, 2022 Alberta’s government is introducing a new program to free up ambulances and paramedics to respond to more emergency calls. As part of the Healthcare Action Plan, Alberta’s government is working with Alberta Health Services (AHS) to improve emergency medical services (EMS) response times and open up acute care beds more quickly for […]

by ahnationtalk on December 21, 202225 Views

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New strategy aims to tackle high suicide rates among Métis youth – CBC

Dec 15, 2022 Alberta Métis people have suicide rates at nearly double the rate of non-Indigenous Albertans: MNA The Métis Nation of Alberta has launched a suicide prevention strategy that aims to connect youth to their identity and community. Census data released in 2019 showed suicide rates among Métis are nearly double those of Albertans who don’t identify as Indigenous. […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202221 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta releases Life Promotion Guide to address Métis Mental Health – CFWE

December 13th, 2022 “Life promotion is a unique approach to suicide prevention, tackling the issue through strengthening young people’s connection to life, for example through culture and community, drawing on experiences from Métis Knowledge Holders, the Life Promotion Guide incorporates diverse voices from the Nation, which has resulted in a thoughtful plan with the goal […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202222 Views

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Alberta Human Rights Information Service December 9, 2022 – Alberta Human Rights

In this issue: A milestone Human Rights Day 1. Message from the outgoing Chief of the Commission and Tribunals Human rights case law: Tribunal decisions 1. Recent Tribunal decisions 2. Summary of a recent Tribunal decision Commission news 1. 50 years: Upholding human rights in Alberta 2. Call for expressions of interest for Indigenous Advisory Circle […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 202224 Views

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Growing 211’s mental health and addiction support capacity

Nov 23, 2022 Alberta’s government is investing more than $15 million over three years to help connect Albertans to local addiction and mental health services. As part of building a recovery-oriented system of care, Alberta’s government is doubling 211 funding from $7.5 million to more than $15 million over three years to help people of […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202230 Views

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Fire services grants aim to strengthen public safety

Nov 08, 2022 Alberta’s government is reinstating fire services training grants to help fire departments across the province better protect their communities. Albertans rely on firefighters in some of the most stressful situations they face. Whether they assist with putting out a fire, cleaning up a car accident or providing emergency medical assistance, their work […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2022111 Views

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