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16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in awareness | events | people first media - (Comments Off on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence begins November 25th)

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people first media mixcloudThe 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign begins on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women November 25th and ends on International Human Rights Day December 10th

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Award-winning filmmaker brings compelling harm reduction stories to Nanaimo

September 29th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Award-winning filmmaker brings compelling harm reduction stories to Nanaimo)

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picture 766people first media mixcloudHarm reduction remains unknown to most North Americans, despite affecting millions. Like the film’s subjects, its non-judgmental approach to health care has often been ignored, or hidden in plain sight

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Return to school doesn’t have to mean a return to bullying

September 8th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Return to school doesn’t have to mean a return to bullying)

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picture 623dpfr banner workingThe definitive guide to bullying prevention and intervention, by best-selling author Barbara Coloroso, provides real solutions for a problem that affects young people all over the world

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Patrick Aleck, from Stz’uminus and Penelakut First Nations, is a rising community builder

February 15th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Patrick Aleck, from Stz’uminus and Penelakut First Nations, is a rising community builder)

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banner pfrPatrick Aleck says “I’m not supposed to be here right now,” referring to cerebral palsy and life challenges, “but I am” — and he’s making a difference in the community

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“We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose

February 8th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on “We need more men to stand with women and speak up about this issue”: JR LaRose)

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banner pfrFormer BC Lions football player JR LaRose is a leader in the “Be More Than a Bystander” initiative aimed at increasing awareness and understanding about the impact of men’s violence against women

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Call to action concludes powerful JR LaRose anti-violence presentation

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views | people first media - (Comments Off on Call to action concludes powerful JR LaRose anti-violence presentation)

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Patrick Aleck, from Stz’uminus First Nation, shared a powerful call to action at the conclusion of former B.C. Lions’ JR LaRose’s “Be More Than a Bystander” event February 1st in Nanaimo

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