Health

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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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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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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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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Ontario Government providing coverage for real-time continuous glucose monitors

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The Ontario government is making it more affordable for Ontarians living with type 1 diabetes to monitor their blood glucose levels by providing coverage for real-time continuous glucose monitors, the latest technology in diabetes care, through the province’s Assistive Devices Program. “This year marks 100 years since insulin was first successfully used to treat diabetes right here in Ontario. This ...

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Worker mental health awareness training receives Ontario funding

This month, the province announced $1.7 million funding for the development and delivery of Workplace Safety North mental health training and resources for mining and forestry workers in northern Ontario. Both mining and forestry were deemed essential services, and have been operating throughout the pandemic. Many worksite locations are remote work camps or in northern Ontario region, where access to ...

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L’Ontario lance un programme visant à accroître les possibilités de formation pratique pour un plus grand nombre de préposés aux services de soutien à la personne et de membres du personnel infirmier

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Le gouvernement de l’Ontario a annoncé un investissement de 73 millions de dollars sur trois ans pour former et fournir des stages cliniques à plus de 16 000 préposés aux services de soutien à la personne (PSSP) et étudiants en sciences infirmières, dans le cadre du plan du gouvernement visant à recruter et à maintenir en poste des dizaines de ...

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Ontario Launches Program to Increase Hands-On Training Opportunities for More PSWs and Nurses

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The Ontario government announced a $73 million investment over three years to train and provide clinical placements for over 16,000 personal support worker (PSW) and nursing students as part of the government’s plan to recruit and retain tens of thousands of long-term care staff. The new program, Preceptor Resource and Education Program for Long-Term Care, will provide more opportunities for ...

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