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First Nations children face large gaps in health, well-being compared to other Manitoba kids

Dec. 9, 2020 – From a significantly lower rate of being breastfed at birth to much higher rates of diabetes, teen pregnancy and substance use disorders, the health of First Nations children is far from equal to that of other Manitoba children, a new study shows. First Nations children also face disparities in well-being, such […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 202029 Views

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Manitoba Ombudsman releases 2019 annual report

Dec 2, 2020 Manitoba Ombudsman Jill Perron has released her office’s annual report for 2019. The report quantifies contacts to the office, identifies challenges and changes in operations and highlights education and outreach efforts. It also features case summaries and detailed statistics on the office’s work under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy […]

by ahnationtalk on December 2, 202085 Views

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Are they listening? Manitoba Advocate gives government low overall compliance grade on responses to recommendations

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, TREATY ONE TERRITORY – After two years of tracking government progress on recommendations from her special reports, the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth (MACY) Daphne Penrose released her first public compliance report today. Are They Listening? summarizes the provincial government’s responses to the Advocate’s recommendations issued in 2018 and 2019. Only 43 […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 2020121 Views

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Manitoba Ombudsman celebrates Ombuds Day with release of Fairness by Design

Oct 8, 2020 Manitoba Ombudsman is celebrating international Ombuds Day by releasing Fairness by Design – two documents intended to assist public servants with incorporating fairness into the design and delivery of programs and services. “Ombudsman offices have an important, proactive role to play in promoting good governance and ensuring citizens are treated fairly in […]

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 202059 Views

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Province not adequately addressing drinking water quality safety risks: Auditor General

September 28, 2020 WINNIPEG – The Department of Conservation and Climate needs to do more to ensure the safety of drinking water in Manitoba, says Auditor General Tyson Shtykalo. The findings are contained in the report, Provincial Oversight of Drinking Water Safety, released today. The audit found the Department’s processes for licensing and monitoring drinking […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2020233 Views

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Province Releases Made-In-Manitoba Best Practices for Boreal Wetlands

June 1, 2020 The Manitoba government has released the Boreal Wetlands Conservation Codes of Practice, a series of best management practices co-developed with industry and stakeholders, that provide guidance on how to avoid, minimize, and offset for impacts to boreal wetlands that result from resource and access roads and crossings, Agriculture and Resource Development Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on June 2, 2020157 Views

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The Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth has released her report titled Safe and Sound: A Special Report on the Unexpected Sleep-Related Deaths of 145 Manitoba Infants

13-03, 2020 The report contains 13 specific recommendations to government to increase the effectiveness and responsiveness of services for infants and their families. The report offers a message of hope: unsafe sleep-related deaths can be reduced in our province by addressing the known risk factors. Improved public education, equal access to safe sleep resources, and […]

by aanationtalk on March 13, 2020140 Views

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BLSD Community Consultation Meeting

Border Land School Division Community Consultation Meeting was held at the BLSD Division Office in Altona on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Please view the following PDF for details: BORDER LAND Public Consult 2020 final.pdf NT5

by aanationtalk on February 28, 2020163 Views

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Indigenous students get hands-on training during Tech and and Trades Day – SooToday

Skills Ontario, North Shore Tribal Council partner up to show Indigenous youth some potential career options during event at Sault College Indigenous elementary and high school students from seven northern Ontario First Nations received some hands-on training Friday during Skills Ontario’s Trades and Tech Day at Sault College. Gordon Bennett, a staff member at Biidaaban […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020175 Views

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NCTR: IRRSA Lessons Learned Report

Lessons learned report released following review of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement Winnipeg, Manitoba – February 20, 2020 – Informed by Residential School Survivors from across the country, a report released today outlines lessons learned in reviewing the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). The five-month review and resulting report were led by the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 2020158 Views

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