Health

Les exigences en matière de port du masque se poursuivent dans certains milieux intérieurs

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Alors que l’Ontario continue de gérer efficacement la sixième vague de COVID-19, le médecin hygiéniste en chef maintient les exigences provinciales en vigueur en matière de port du masque dans certains milieux intérieurs à risque élevé jusqu’au 11 juin 2022. « Pour protéger nos progrès dans la gestion de cette dernière vague, je maintiens les exigences relatives au port du ...

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Masking Requirements Continue in Select Indoor Settings

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As Ontario continues to effectively manage the sixth wave of COVID-19, the Chief Medical Officer of Health is maintaining existing provincial masking requirements in select higher-risk indoor settings until June 11, 2022. “To protect our progress in managing this latest wave, I am maintaining masking requirements in specific public settings where individuals who are, or may be, at increased risk ...

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Exploring the Spirit of Play: Children’s Mental Health Week!

Algoma Family Services (AFS), in partnership with Early ON, Nogdawindamin, Social Services Sault Ste. Marie, Strong Minds and THRIVE are providing a hybrid environment of in-person and virtual activities and events across the District in recognition of Infant, Child, Youth, and Adult Mental Health Week from May 1st to May 7th, 2022.   Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health ...

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NOSM University medical students create impactful video about cannabis use by teens

Northern Ontario has the highest rates of cannabis dependence in high-school students across the province, according to the study Drug use among Ontario Students, published by the Canadian Mental Health Association in 2020. When a group of fourth-year medical students at NOSM University learned these statistics, they felt compelled to educate preteens and teenagers ages 12-18 as part of their unique advocacy curriculum. ...

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L’Ontario élargit l’admissibilité à la quatrième dose

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario, en consultation avec le médecin hygiéniste en chef, élargit l’admissibilité à la quatrième dose du vaccin contre la COVID-19 aux personnes âgées de 60 ans et plus ainsi qu’aux membres des Premières Nations, aux Inuits et aux Métis, ainsi qu’aux membres de leur ménage non-Autochtones, âgés de 18 ans et plus à compter du 7 avril ...

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Ontario Expanding Fourth-Dose Eligibility

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is expanding eligibility for fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals aged 60 and over as well as First Nation, Inuit and Métis individuals and their non-Indigenous household members aged 18 and over starting on April 7, 2022. Expanding booster eligibility will provide an extra layer of ...

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L’expansion de l’Université de l’EMNO permettra d’alléger la pénurie de médecins dans le Nord de l’Ontario

Le 15 mars 2022, le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé l’expansion des écoles de médecine de toute la province. Au cours des cinq prochaines années, l’Université de l’EMNO aura donc 30 places supplémentaires dans son programme de médecine et 41 dans ses programmes de résidence. « Merci au premier ministre, Doug Ford, à la ministre de la Santé et des Soins ...

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NOSM University expansion to aid with Northern Ontario physician shortage

On March 15, 2022 the Government of Ontario announced medical school expansion across the province. With this announcement, NOSM University will see an added 30 medical degree and 41 residency spots over the next five years. “Thank you to Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Health Christine Elliott and Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop for making changes that will ...

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LDHC Visitation

In light of the recent changes announced by the province, the Lady Dunn Health Centre will cautiously be reopening general visitation to our Acute and Long-Term Care units.  The change in visitation will take effect immediately, and will be updated and reviewed throughout the lifting of restrictions in Ontario, along with any recommendations from the Algoma Public Health Unit. General ...

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Confederation College Presents Michael Landsberg

Confederation College along with Safe Campus and Student Union of Confederation College Inc. (SUCCI) is proud to announce an engagement titled Isolation Nation: Supporting Mental Health through COVID-19 with Michael Landsbergto be held on Wednesday, March 16th at 12:30 EST at  facebook.com/confederation or facebook.com/succiofficial.   Hosted by the founder of the Sick Not Weak Charitable Foundation, this event strives to end ...

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Ontario Expanding Mobile Crisis Response Teams

The Ontario government is improving public safety and supports for people in crisis by investing more than $4 million over two years to expand Mobile Crisis Response Teams. Police services in 28 communities will receive grant funding to increase their capacity to respond to calls from individuals experiencing a mental health or addictions crisis. The investment will enable police services ...

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Busting Barriers: Algoma Family Services to provide menstrual products to clients

In recognition of International Woman’s Day, Algoma Family Services is pleased to announce effective April 1st, it will make available free menstrual products to female clients. Following the lead of the Ontario Ministry of Education in the announcement of free menstrual products to female students through a program with Shopper’s Drug Mart, AFS, in turn, wishes to remove a barrier ...

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Le personnel infirmier à l’échelle de tout le système de santé recevra jusqu’à 5 000 $ en prime pour le maintien en poste

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario investit 763 millions de dollars pour offrir au personnel infirmier ontarien un incitatif forfaitaire pour le maintien en poste d’une somme maximale de 5 000 $ par personne. Ce paiement aidera à maintenir en poste du personnel infirmier à l’échelle du secteur de santé et stabilisera la main-d’œuvre infirmière actuelle durant cette période critique afin de ...

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Nurses Across Health Care System Will Receive up to $5,000 Retention Payment

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The Ontario government is investing $763 million to provide Ontario’s nurses with a lump sum retention incentive of up to $5,000 per person. This payment will help to retain nurses across the health sector and stabilize the current nursing workforce during this critical time to ensure patients continue to access the health care they need and deserve. “Throughout the COVID-19 ...

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