Canada HIV Fund

Canada supports community-based projects addressing HIV, other sexually transmitted infections

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada is committed to working with partners and stakeholders across the country in support of the global goal of ending viral hepatitis, HIV and other sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBI) as public health threats by 2030. The contribution of community-based organizations is central to Canada’s ability to achieve these targets. Projects funded by the HIV …

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Toronto’s 1st 2SLGBTQ+ adults shelter offers health support

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Toronto – The City of Toronto, The 519 and Homes First Society announced the opening of the first transitional shelter for 2SLGBTQ+ adults. Located in the city’s west end, the shelter will open this week and provide beds for up to 20 people and will prioritize and provide temporary housing to LGBTQ+ refugees with a focus on trans women. The …

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Reducing Surgical Wait Times in Eastern Ontario

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Made-in-Ontario innovation will help reduce surgical backlog, meaning shorter wait times for patients OTTAWA — The Ontario government is funding the implementation of a new, innovative software across hospitals in Eastern Ontario that will help reduce surgical backlogs in the region. This innovative first-in-Ontario surgical waitlist HUB, built by Novari Health, consolidates patients waiting for surgery into a real-time regional …

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Ottawa – November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, an opportunity to raise awareness about lung cancer and the actions we can take to help prevent it and reduce the stigma associated with this disease. Every year, close to 30,000 Canadians are diagnosed with lung cancer. Not only is it the most commonly diagnosed cancer, it is also the leading cause …

Federal 2SLGBTQI Action Plan

Improves Sexual Health for 2-Spirit, Trans, Non-Binary People

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Vancouver – The Government of Canada firmly believes that everyone should have access to safe and consistent sexual and reproductive health services. To do so, we are committed to reducing barriers to access that continue to exist from coast to coast to coast. We know that in Canada, Two-Spirit, trans and non-binary (TTNB) people are often unable to access inclusive …

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Funding to improve healthy living for priority populations 

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Addressing common risk factors for chronic disease will help improve health and quality of life. Kingston – Physical activity, eating healthier, and tobacco cessation can help improve our health, well-being, and quality of life as well as reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases. It is important that everyone living in Canada, especially those who are socially and economically marginalized …

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$15m funding to help people living with addiction, substances use

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Ottawa – The Government of Canada has announced over $15 million in funding for 24 innovative community-led projects across Canada. These projects will help support people living with an addiction or who use substances, as well as respond to the overdose crisis and address harms related to substance use and the toxic illegal drug supply. This funding will help provide …

Addictions Services in Quebec

$270M to Support Mental Health, Addictions Services in Quebec

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Montreal – The Government of Canada is committed to working with provinces and territories to strengthen Canada’s public health care system and adapt to the changing needs of Canadians. As we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must address existing challenges that were made worse for many people in Canada. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of …

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Digital health key to improving access to health care information

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Ottawa – Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health, and Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, issued the following statement in recognition of Digital Health Week: More than ever before, digital technologies are integral to improving the health and well-being of Canadians. Digital health is key to improving access to health care information, including allowing …

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Toronto hold epilepsy pilot program

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Toronto – Toronto Mayor John Tory attended the Epilepsy Toronto “Securing Futures” graduation alongside Dr Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health and others. He said: “Pleasure to attend the event. I’m so thankful for this innovative pilot program that is empowering vulnerable adults with Epilepsy with the tools and resources they need to live with greater independence.”