Brampton, June 17th, 2016 –WellFort Community Health Services received the New Democratic Party of Ontario MPP Jagmeet Singh in a visit that aimed to show the Member of the Provincial Parliament the successes and challenges faced by Community Health Centres while emphasizing the role of nurses in the health system in Ontario.
Have you heard a family member or friend talk about how they have a ‘touch of shuga’ in their blood? Doesn’t seem like a big deal, right? Not so fast. ‘Shuga’ means increased blood sugar levels, also known as diabetes--which is a potentially life threatening disease.
People who lack reliable access to sufficient, healthy food cost the health care system much more than individuals who are able to put good food on the table, according to a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Excerpts from Canadian research (Angus Reid & Mindset Foundation) published in July, 2015
Nearly one-quarter of Canadians say they or someone in their home can't afford prescribed drugs and are splitting pills and skipping doses to make the medicine go further – or not renewing or even filling prescriptions, according to a new poll.
We asked 12 students at Morning Star Middle School in Malton, Ontario to share an object that was important to them. The students, who are all recent arrivals to Canada, spoke to one another about these objects, then recorded these interviews on camera. Many were sharing these stories for the first time, and they spoke of family, loved ones, and of home - both old and new.
We currently don’t have a system for tracking the occupational disease risks to which workers are exposed across a given region in Canada. That’s why a research team, led by the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC), the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease (CREOD) and CRE-MSD, is looking into ways to partner with community health centres to collect work exposure information.…