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Lack of clean drinking water in our own province is an issue Winnipeggers can’t ignore – CBC

Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s water, has been under a boil-water advisory for decades May 20, 2018 I saw a meme the other day that said most people in this world drink water dirtier than the water in our toilets here in North America. I was shocked, then sad, then angry. […]

by ahnationtalk on May 22, 201815 Views

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MKO grand chief recognized for work on mental health and wellness in Indigenous communities – Thompson Citizen

Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Grand Chief Sheila North received a professional champion award from the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) May 11 in recognition of her work supporting mental health and wellness initiatives in Indigenous communities. “Ms. North was selected due to her leadership role in work to support Indigenous women and girls who […]

by ahnationtalk on May 17, 201813 Views

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Jordin Tootoo and Calm Air Tackle Mental Health

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, May 16, 2018 — Calm Air launched their 1st Annual Breathe Calm Air campaign in partnership with Jordin Tootoo, NHL professional, to provide youth in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut the opportunity to participate in a video contest on how they Breathe Calm Air, in an effort to tackle mental health challenges. “As […]

by ahnationtalk on May 16, 201822 Views

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Manitoba report questioned after recommendation for safe injection site deleted – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 14, 2018  By Kelly Geraldine Malone THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG _ A Manitoba government-commissioned report on addiction services is being criticized after a recommendation to open a safe injection drug site was deleted. A draft of the long-awaited report reviewing addictions and mental health was released to the media Monday morning and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 15, 201821 Views

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Mental Health and Addictions Strategy Sets out Bold Plan to Address Long-standing Service Gaps

May 14, 2018 Strategy Identifies Historical and Systemic Issues, Focuses on Opportunities for Provincial-level Care Planning, Community-based Care: Goertzen A new mental health and addictions strategic plan was launched today, outlining a path to enhancing access to quality services, increasing co-ordination through community mobilization hubs and improving use of technology to ensure a seamless continuum […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 201824 Views

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Manitoba to Fund Rapid Access to Addictions Medicine Clinics

May 8, 2018 Government Commits $1.2 Million to Improve Access to Addictions Treatment: Goertzen The Manitoba government will establish five rapid-access, front-line clinics across the province to treat individuals seeking help for substance-related addictions, including patients struggling with opiate, methamphetamine and alcohol addiction, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “These clinics […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 201825 Views

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Government of Canada announces call for proposals for community-based projects supporting seniors

May 7, 2018          Gatineau, Quebec                                  Employment and Social Development Canada Seniors make significant and valuable contributions to their families, communities and society. That is why the Government of Canada remains committed to empowering all Canadians, including seniors, to contribute to and share in the prosperity of the country. In support of this commitment, the Honourable […]

by pmnationtalk on May 8, 201824 Views

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Indigenous woman who led Manitoba march begs Jane Philpott for help – CP

Source: The Canadian Press May 3, 2018  By Teresa Wright THE CANADIAN PRESS GATINEAU, Que. _ An Indigenous woman who led a lengthy march in northern Manitoba to draw awareness to the scourge of crystal meth in her community tearfully confronted Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott Wednesday, asking for help. “It’s destroying lives and it’s killing our […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 201834 Views

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Government Funds 60 New Paramedic Positions in Rural Manitoba

April 30, 2018 Additional Staff will Reduce Health-care System’s Reliance on On-call Staff: Goertzen BRANDON—The Manitoba government is moving forward with plans to enhance the province’s emergency medical services (EMS) system by providing funding for 60 new, full-time paramedic positions, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “The investment in 60 new […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 201834 Views

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Province Extends Public Health Information Management System to Manitoba First Nations

April 19, 2018 A new information sharing agreement will enable 63 First Nations across the province to access Manitoba’s public health information management system, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “Co-ordinating care is a key element to providing health care in an efficient, effective manner,” said Goertzen.  “This tool will allow […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201832 Views

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