Come and celebrate our seventh annual Thunder Pride week from June 7-18 in Thunder Bay! We are thrilled to bring Thunder Pride week to all community members, including LGBTTIQPAA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transsexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Pansexual, Asexual, Allies and Others; or short form LGBTQ+) their friends and families.
Suicide is a topic that is not always discussed openly and it is often clouded in stigma. According to The Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention, talking about suicide is the first key step to prevention. Only when the stigma is removed, can we begin to understand and learn about what we can do to prevent suicide.
As a primary health care organization, we make special efforts to serve people who have a higher risk of poor health, or people who are having difficulty finding health care because of language, cultural barriers, poverty or isolation. We consider the social, emotional and financial needs of our clients, since these factors affect a person's overall health.
The deadline to file income taxes in Canada is April 30, although this year procrastinators have until midnight since the 30th is a Sunday. Most income tax returns can be filled online, though some are required to be completed on paper. According to recent data, approximately a third of Canadians prepare their own taxes, and about half of these still use paper forms, which may be complex to navigate.
As the weather plays with my excitement for the coming spring, I have been flipping through the pages of a wonderful book called “The Boreal Herbal” by Beverley Gray. It is a wonderful user friendly book with vibrant visuals and clear simple information. In North America many of us have become so accustom to our food being bought in grocery stores that we have become disconnected not only to our health and wellbeing but also to the Earth and where our food comes from.
The Board of Directors of NorWest Community Health Centres is pleased to announce the appointment of Juanita Lawson, as Chief Executive Officer. She will assume responsibilities on May 1, 2017 and will succeed Wendy Talbot, who is retiring after 20 years of service at NorWest CHCs.
Growing up in the 80’s I remember early morning fast food breakfasts and microwavable everything. We even had a plastic microwave rack for bacon. My mother thought it was great to have convenience and cost effective choices. Thinking she was doing her best, my mother had no idea she was playing into a culture that would see obesity rates and allergies sky rocket over the next 30 years.