Undetectable Untransmittable

Endorsing global declaration on Undetectable = Untransmittable 

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U=U accelerates progress towards national and global goals to end the HIV epidemic Montreal – Thanks to the advances in HIV science over the last four decades, people living with HIV who are on medication and maintain an undetectable amount of virus in their blood can lead a long, healthy life without the fear of passing HIV to their sexual …

Jean Yves Duclos

Expert Panel on MAID, Mental Illness in final report

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Ottawa – On May 13, 2022, the final report of the Expert Panel on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) and Mental Illness was tabled in Parliament and released publicly. In the report, the Expert Panel made 19 recommendations laying out a broad set of principles that could structure the practice of MAID for persons with a mental disorder or where concerns may …

Carolyn Bennett

Supporting Initiatives to Prevent, Address Family Violence in Yukon

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Project will support families who have experienced, are experiencing or are at-risk of experiencing violence. Whitehorse – Family violence and gender-based violence are serious public health issues that are strongly linked to mental health concerns, and which can have long-lasting consequences for survivors and for those around them. These issues touch families in all parts of Canada, and include many …

alcohol use

Harmful effects of alcoholism

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Longueuil – Élisabeth Brière, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke, announced funding of nearly $200,000 for two research projects that will be led by researchers at Université de Sherbrooke. The projects will provide evidence to inform interventions to prevent serious harms related to alcohol use …

Carolyn Bennett

National Child, Youth Mental Health Day Celebrated In Canada

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Ottawa – The mental health of young people has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the separation from friends and family and the impact of the restrictions to fight COVID have had on everything from school to recreation to job security, it’s no surprise that so many young people continue to report an increase in stress, worry, sadness, …

Carolyn Bennett

$2M Offered to Support Mental Health Project for Post-Secondary Students

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Fredericton – Post-secondary students are among those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, with social isolation, virtual learning challenges, job insecurity, and financial hardship having a profound impact on their mental health and well-being. Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than half of Canadians aged 18-24 (61%) say their mental health has declined. To support post-secondary students during this …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Investing in mental health and distress centres

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Distress centres are experiencing a surge in demand with the impacts of COVID-19 on mental health Toronto – Distress centres are life-saving resources in our communities which have seen a surge in demand for their crisis services since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced an investment …

Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett

Canada invests over $31M in next generation of health researchers

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Investment will provide training and development opportunities for trainees and early career researchers that go beyond what standard research training programs usually offer   Ottawa – The Covid-19 pandemic has shown just how much Canada relies on its scientists to respond to and recover from health emergencies. To strengthen our recovery and find made-in-Canada solutions to the next health and …

Carolyn Bennett

15th Int’l Day of Remembrance of Victims of Slavery, Transatlantic Slave Trade

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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 to reflect on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade: Today, on the fifteenth International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, …