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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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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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VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting

June 26th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on VIMHS executive director Barnabas Walther focuses on the future at annual meeting)

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picture 700banner pfrVancouver Island Mental Health Society has seen significant change over the past two years, and the organization expects new programming will be added in the near future

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Mental health collaboration with First Nations: Who is steering the canoe?

June 20th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Mental health collaboration with First Nations: Who is steering the canoe?)

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picture 695banner pfrDr. Rod McCormick says current Aboriginal health in Canada is a direct result of previous Canadian government policies — and that we must help communities reclaim their own healing resources

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Friends Empowerment Society aims to address stigma, alternate therapies, human rights

May 9th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Friends Empowerment Society aims to address stigma, alternate therapies, human rights)

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picture 688banner pfrAfter two years of planning, a Nanaimo-based nonprofit society, managed by persons who have had or currently have mental health or addictions issues, held its public launch

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Point-in-Time homeless counts have been coordinated, for the first time, across Canada

February 29th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off on Point-in-Time homeless counts have been coordinated, for the first time, across Canada)

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banner pfrThe Government of Canada, in partnership with 30 communities across Canada, is leading the first broadly coordinated Point-in-Time (PiT) Count of homelessness

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