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Tag: Health Care

It’s Hot Out There!

Extreme heat involves high temperatures and can pose health risks such as heat stroke and even death. Over the next 30 years, the number of extremely hot days in a year is expected to more than double in some parts of Canada.  It is important…

The Diabetes Education Line | Toll-free and Online Support

The Diabetes Education Line | Toll-free and Online Support

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Diabetes Canada developed a Diabetes Education Line to help people affected by diabetes navigate the pandemic and to help fill gaps in care. The education line is a free, virtual care telephone program where you can get health advice…

#WeAnswerTheCall – National Nursing Week

#WeAnswerTheCall – National Nursing Week

This week, May 10 to 16, marks National Nursing Week, brings light to the courage of nurses during the pandemic and the important role they’re playing in helping us fight COVID-19. Thank you to nurses for your tireless caring during this pandemic. This year, the…

#YouAsked: “Where Can I Get a Naloxone Kit?”

#YouAsked: “Where Can I Get a Naloxone Kit?”

Within the scope of its national opioid overdose prevention and response strategy, the Québec government has implemented a program for free access to naloxone.  Also, as part of the program, the supplies necessary to administer naloxone are free. No prescription is needed. However, to obtain…

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…

Services for People with Physical Disabilities

A physical disability is characterized by a limitation of a person’s ability to hear, see, speak or move. A physical disability may be present at birth or occur at any time during a person’s life. Such a disability is permanent and prevents the affected person…

Services for People with an Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Several programs and specialized services are offered following a referral based on the individual’s needs and type of disability. The range of services offered within the CISSS de l’Outaouais include adaptation and rehabilitation services to develop the personal, residential, social, academic and professional independence of…