Supportive homes and communities

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Come join us to see this Oscar qualifying and award winning documentary on Friday, May 29, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m. in Vancouver Island University Theatre (Building 310)! Free parking in lots G & H.


People First Radio this week

May 27th, 2015 | Posted by ccsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off)

The case for publicly funded therapy

May 26th, 2015 | Posted by ccsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off)

picture 633pfr banner workingSeniors in every corner of the province of British Columbia are frustrated and concerned about the availability, appropriateness and affordability of housing


picture 633_insitepfr banner workingHarm reduction programs, including safer consumption sites (SCS) like Vancouver’s Insite program, are proven to save lives. A Victoria-based coalition is working to build community support for a SCS in their city.


publicly funded therapyMental illness affects one in five Canadians and costs us nearly $50-billion a year. So why aren’t we treating it like any other health-care crisis?

It’s 4:30 on a Friday afternoon at her Sherbrooke, Que., clinic and Marie Hayes takes a deep breath before opening the door to her final patient of the day, who has arrived without an appointment. The 32-year-old mother immediately lists her complaints: She feels dizzy. She has abdominal pain.  Read the rest of this story at The Globe and Mail…

picture 632apfr banner workingA report called Looking for Balance has provided a snapshot of the current state of antipsychotic medication use in Ontario long-term care homes and reveals there is wide variation across homes in the percentage of residents being prescribed these medications.