Category: In the News

Government of Canada Introduces a New EI Family Caregiver Benefit for Adults and An Improved Family Caregiver Benefit for Children

Government of Canada Introduces a New EI Family Caregiver Benefit for Adults and An Improved Family Caregiver Benefit for Children

The new Family Caregiver Benefit for Adults allows eligible caregivers to take up to 15 weeks off work to care for or support an adult family member who is critically ill or injured. Eligible caregivers are family members or individuals that the critically ill or injured […]

Observatoire des tout-petits’  2017 Highlights: How Are Quebec’s Youngest Children Faring

Observatoire des tout-petits’  2017 Highlights: How Are Quebec’s Youngest Children Faring

The Observatoire des tout-petits’ recently published its 2017 Highlights: How Are Quebec’s Youngest Children Faring on the state of health and development of Quebec’s youngest children (0-5 years old) and describes the conditions surrounding children’s birth, their physical and mental health and their development. “The data presented in this portrait and […]

On Saturday, October 14, Help Us Raise Awareness On World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

On Saturday, October 14, Help Us Raise Awareness On World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

Saturday, October 14, is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, which is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world.  This is also an important day to raise awareness of palliative and hospice care as a crucial, defining […]

City Life MAtv Interview of Danielle Lanyi, Executive Director at Connexions Resource Centre

Watch as Linton Garner, host of City Life MAtv, interviews Danielle Lanyi, Executive Director at Connexions Resource Centre.  Danielle gives a broad overview of the non-profit community organization and its overall mission to serve and promote the health, well-being and vitality of the English-speaking population of the […]

Dissatisfied with Services?  An Opportunity to Improve Them!

Dissatisfied with Services? An Opportunity to Improve Them!

In the health and social services network, lodging a complaint is a legal right.  And indicating dissatisfaction is an excellent way to improve quality of care and services.  It is a useful contribution, both for the individual user himself, and for all of the users […]

Health Canada Needs Your Input on the New Healthy Eating Recommendations

Health Canada Needs Your Input on the New Healthy Eating Recommendations

Health Canada is revising Canada’s Food Guide to strengthen its recommendations for healthy eating. In the fall of 2016, they asked Canadians what they need and expect from a revised Canada’s Food Guide. The What We Heard Report summarizes the almost 20,000 responses received. Health Canada used […]

Violence and maltreatment: Are Quebec’s youngest children safe from harm?

According to the latest report published by the Observatoire des tout-petits , “Violence and maltreatment: Are Quebec’s youngest children safe from harm?” there has been a steady rise in the maltreatment of young children aged 0-5 in Quebec since 2007.  In 2015-2016, the Directors of Youth Protection in […]

Parkinson Canada Seeking Patient and Caregiver Feedback on the Drug Movapo®

Parkinson Canada Seeking Patient and Caregiver Feedback on the Drug Movapo®

Parkinson Canada is seeking feedback on the drug Movapo® from people living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers.  Movapo® is a new medication approved in Canada last November.  It is administered to patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease by injection or injectable pen and is indicated for acute, […]