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Looking for action to change British Columbia’s child poverty story

November 22nd, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Looking for action to change British Columbia’s child poverty story)

people first media mixcloud“Poverty negatively effects children’s physical, emotional and social development. We need to look after our most vulnerable: no child in BC should be limited because of poverty.”

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Natasha Box speaks about growing up as her mother struggled with mental illness

October 1st, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (Comments Off on Natasha Box speaks about growing up as her mother struggled with mental illness)

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picture 765people first media mixcloud“I could go on about my struggles as a child…but I am the person that I am today because of those different struggles and I think my mom was just trying to be a mom and it was hard for her…living with mental illness”

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

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by vimhsadmin in people first media - (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 media - (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 media - (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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