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Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31: You’re invited to get engaged in the world’s biggest conversation about mental health

Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31: You’re invited to get engaged in the world’s biggest conversation about mental health
Bell Let’s Talk Day is January 31: You’re invited to get engaged in the world’s biggest conversation about mental health MONTRÉAL – Bell Let’s Talk Day 2018 is set for Wednesday, January 31 and everyone is invited to join the Canadian conversation that’s leading the world in confronting the stigma around mental illness and sharing ideas to move mental health forward.... Read More

2nd Annual BE HEALTHY – Health & Fitness Expo Being Held This Weekend

2nd Annual BE HEALTHY – Health & Fitness Expo Being Held This Weekend
Brockville – The second annual BE HEALTHY – Health & Fitness Expo is being held this weekend at the 1000 Islands Mall in Brockville. It runs from 9:30am to 5:30pm on Saturday, January 6th and from 12noon to 4:30pm on Sunday, Janaury 7th. There will be vendors throughout the mall that want to help you mind, body and spirit to... Read More

Local Hospital to Showcase its Patient & Family Culture at the Provincial Level

Local Hospital to Showcase its Patient & Family Culture at the Provincial Level
SMITHS FALLS – The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital will have an opportunity to showcase its culture and philosophy of Patient & Family Centred Care. Michele Bellows, Vice President, Patient Care Services will present at the upcoming 2018 Conference of the Nursing Leadership Network of Ontario to be held in the spring in Toronto.  The successful proposal was submitted... Read More

The Assault Response & Care Centre (ARCC) Team Announces Move for New Year

The Assault Response & Care Centre (ARCC) Team Announces Move for New Year
Brockville – The Assault Response & Care Centre (ARCC), the Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Centre of Leeds and Grenville is moving! The move is taking place throughout the month of January. The new offices will be located at 100 Strowger Blvd Suite 102, Brockville, ON, K6V 5J9. This is an exciting endeavor for the ARCC team. We are looking forward to... Read More

Cyber harassment touches too many teens

Cyber harassment touches too many teens
MONTREAL – In December 2016, Statistics Canada published the results of a new study indicating that 17 percent of Internet users aged 15 to 29 had experienced cyberbullying or cyber harassment in the previous five years, which represents about 1.1 million young Canadians. To raise awareness about cyber harassment among young people and parents, Fondation Jasmin Roy partnered with Ogilvy Montréal, an agency that develops... Read More

ONA’s ‘Better Care Starts Here Campaign’ Expands This Week

ONA’s ‘Better Care Starts Here Campaign’ Expands This Week
 “Better Care for a Lifetime” in cinemas, on radio and social media TORONTO – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) public awareness campaign, Better Care Starts Here, expands today with a new tagline. “As we enjoy the holiday season, ‘Better Care for a Lifetime’ will be airing in theatres across the province before the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi movie,” says... Read More

Health Canada releases first snapshot of cannabis use in Canada

Health Canada releases first snapshot of cannabis use in Canada
2017 Canadian Cannabis Survey reports on the knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of Canadians towards cannabis use, including driving after consuming cannabis OTTAWA – The Government of Canada is committed to implementing a public health and safety approach to legalizing and strictly regulating cannabis, to keep cannabis out of the hands of Canadian youth and the profits away from criminals and organized crime. As... Read More

Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Addresses the Need for Four Ultrasound Beds at Brockville General Hospital

Brockville and District Hospital Foundation Addresses the Need for Four Ultrasound Beds at Brockville General Hospital
Brockville – Recently, four state-of-the-arts Ultrasound Beds, or Sono Beds, were purchased by the Brockville and District Hospital Foundation (BDHF) for use in the Diagnostic Imaging Department at the Brockville General Hospital (BGH). According to Nathan Tompkins, Manager of Diagnostic Imaging, this purchase will provide the patient with a more comfortable and safer examination as these beds have hand rails... Read More

Ontario Lifts Financial Burden Off Families in Need with OHIP+

Ontario Lifts Financial Burden Off Families in Need with OHIP+
Province Helping Ontario Families Stay Healthy with Free Prescription Medication for Everyone Age 24 and Under Ontario is helping families afford the care they need to stay healthy by making prescription medications free for everyone age 24 and under. Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, met with young mothers at Massey Centre in Toronto today, where he... Read More