Monday, August 31, 2009

Metis health care providers to benefit from mental health care expertise of Providence Care and Queen's University

SUDBURY, ON, Aug. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is renewing its landmark agreement with Queen's University and leading health care provider Providence Care, which specializes in mental health.
The agreement expands the MNO's mental health resources, training and resource capacity across the province through a partnership with Kingston-based Providence Care and the Centre for Health Services and Research Policy at Queen's.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Letting Aboriginal Youth Shape Their Future

First published Aug 25, 2009
Glen Roberts [Bio] Vice President of Research and Development with Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN).

Over a decade ago, in response to fragmented and reactive programming, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) called for a national Aboriginal youth policy that would involve Aboriginal groups as equal partners.

Including Aboriginal youth in the development of policy that directly concerns their welfare was seen as the first step to their empowerment.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Road to a remedy

Bernard Richard is on a road trip across New Brunswick that he hopes will eventually help improve the plight of the province's First Nations children.

Richard, the province's child and youth advocate, has been crisscrossing the province to speak with aboriginal chiefs and to study the state of child welfare on the province's 15 First Nations.
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Real Canada has bypassed the Inuit

By Colin Alexander, FreelanceAugust 24, 2009

The recent front-page picture of young boys sleeping outside in Iqaluit, and the accompanying story about homelessness in Nunavut, showed how bad things are for a growing underclass.

With the Inuit population doubling every 25 years, the Harper government's Northern Strategy is neither new for northern people, nor strategic.
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Access to primary health care in Resolute Bay, Nunavut

Health Council of Canada: Taking the Pulse

Even for Cathy Rose, Nursing Supervisor at the Resolute Bay Health Centre, minus 50 degrees Celsius is alarmingly cold. "We have every space heater going today (early February 2009) and the wind is coming in through all the cracks," she says. This is not a day to get out and exercise for the community members who are living with diabetes, although many of them do try to exercise on a daily basis, according to Cathy.

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Treat suicide epidemic among young as priority

Doug Cuthand, The StarPhoenix
Published: Friday, August 21, 2009

Prime Minister Harper is visiting the Arctic this week. The weekend preceding his visit, a photo was taken of two 10-year-old boys sleeping outside a local supermarket. It was 6:30 a.m. and one of the boys was wearing shorts.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Wabun Youth gathering is changing lives


Trent Agawa of Brunswick House First Nation is feeling good about himself these days and he claims he owes much of that to his participation in workshops at the Third Annual Wabun Youth Gathering. He was one of many young First Nation people from the seven communities of Wabun Tribal Council who benefited from the gathering at the Elk Lake Eco Resource Centre in Elk Lake, July 20 to 31. The event which was hosted by Wabun Health services was dedicated to teachings and workshops dealing with survival skills, culture, tradition and suicide prevention.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

New pathways for aboriginal youth needed

Community level involvement critical

By Glen Roberts, Edmonton JournalAugust 10, 2009

Over a decade ago, in response to fragmented and reactive programming, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) called for a national aboriginal youth policy that would involve aboriginal groups as equal partners.

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International Youth Day - August 12, 2009

International Youth Day - August 12, 2009

Sustainability: Our Challenge. Our Future.

The United Nations General Assembly declared August 12 "International Youth Day" welcoming the mobilization of youth globally around a common issue and theme annually.

This International Youth Day 2009, as the world continues to feel the impact of the economic crisis, youth respond by looking for solutions under the theme "Sustainability: Our Challenge. Our Future".

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

‘That to me is what governance is all about’

The prepared text of the Governor General’s speech on hip-hop, young people and urban arts in Edmonton last week.

It is such a pleasure for me to be back in Edmonton to talk with you—some of our country’s most dynamic and visionary leaders—about building peace and solidarity in our communities.

I am happy to do so here at the second edition of the Global Youth Assembly, because I feel like I am in the company of old friends; friends who share with me a deep commitment to social justice and democratic engagement.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

**Meg's Note: The first two (winning) essays are regarding Aboriginal children and youth in Canada.

Write the Wrong is a high school essay competition where you were invited to submit essays on the topic of Childs’ Rights. Launched in January, the competition has spread across Canada, with entries from areas as far reaching as Halifax, Nova Scotia and Bowen Island, British Columbia.

If you are reading these words you have taken the first step in becoming part of the jhr community. jhr’s goal is to make everyone around the world fully aware of their rights. Creating Rights Awareness is the first and most necessary step to ending rights abuses. By mobilizing the media to spread human rights awareness, jhr informs people about their rights, empowering marginalized people to stand up, speak out, and protect themselves.
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