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Basic income and child benefits are the best bet to reduce poverty

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Basic income and child benefits are the best bet to reduce poverty)

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pfr-banner-post-1In Canada, a strong social safety net plus growth have been the factors in poverty reduction. Despite this progress, we hear repeated calls for continued poverty reduction

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People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses

February 27th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on People who use drugs demand a say in fentanyl overdose responses)

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picture 740pfr-banner-post-1“There’s a common public misconception that we are unable to make decisions for ourselves. Truth being we are excluded from even participating in policy decisions that determine our fates”

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Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis

February 26th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Nanaimo demonstration and march part of National Day of Action on overdose crisis)

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picture 739pfr-banner-post-1Concerned citizens march in Nanaimo on February 21, 2017, in solidarity with cities across Canada struggling with effective responses to the growing opioid overdose crisis

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Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving

February 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Exploring resilience in the practice of informal caregiving)

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pfr-banner-post-1Despite the risk for the onset of burden, some informal caregivers manage challenges quite well and demonstrate a certain degree of resilience. What does resilience look like among those providing care to dying individuals?

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Annual report card on women’s rights in BC informs submission to United Nations

November 11th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Annual report card on women’s rights in BC informs submission to United Nations)

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pfr-banner-post-1The 2016 report card on women’s rights in British Columbia shows the province continues to lag on promises made in the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

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Diversity: Tailored and culturally appropriate mental health services are needed

October 24th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Diversity: Tailored and culturally appropriate mental health services are needed)

New research conducted by the Mental Health Commission of Canada makes a powerful case for the social and economic imperative of responding to the unique needs of immigrant, refugee, ethno-cultural and racialized populations, including racialized populations born in Canada

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