May 5th - 11th is Mental Health Week in Canada. For more information on supporting and maintaining your mental health please go to www.mentalhealthweek.ca
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The May 2014 edition of the NESI News is now available. CLICK HERE
The Canadian Index of Wellbeing has released it's provincial index report for 2014...CLICK HERE to find out how Ontario is fairing.
Carlington Community Health Centre will receive $4.8M in capital funding to expand on their current location at 900 Merivale Road.
Congratulations to Khadijah Khan-Potter; winner of the Leading Women, Leading Girls Building Communities Award!
SWCHC staff join thousands at the Canadian Tire Centre for WE Day! The event is part of a larger initiative called We Act.
SWCHC launched their Rosemount Branch Capital Fundraising Campaign to the community on March 20th. A great crowd turned out and $14,000 was pledged alone that night. With a goal of $500,000 SWCHC is working with local businesses and community leaders to make this dream a reality.
The Canadian Medical Association launched its Choosing Wisely Canada campaign today at Somerset West CHC. "Choosing Wisely Canada is about changinf the culture that more is always better when it comes to medical tests and procedures", said Dr. Wendy Levinson, founder of Choosing Wisely Canada, and a faculty member at the University of Toronto.
Starting April 1, 2014, expectant and breastfeeding moms will have 24-hour access to Registered Nurses with training in breastfeeding and lactation support, as well as lactation experts through a telephone advisory service provided by Telehealth Ontario. For immediate help call 1-866-797-0000 or TTY 1-866-797-0007.
Eat a bowl of cereal for breakfast, enjoy a granola bar for a mid-morning snack and slurp a bowl of canned tomato soup for lunch and you will have likely consumed at least eight teaspoons of sugar before your stomach grumbles for dinner.
For information on healthy eating and good nutrition please contact our Community Dietitian at 613-238-1220
Our income tax clinics are know FULL for more information on where else to go CLICK HERE
MPP Yasir Naqvi will be hosting a pre-budget consultation in Ottawa Centre, please CLICK HERE for more information.
Please click HERE for the February edition of the NESI News
Ontario drivers over the age of 80 years will no longer have to complete a written knowledge test. For more information please CLICK HERE
Ottawa Public Health’s “have THAT talk” mental health video campaign was created to give parents more information about mental health. The videos aim to give parents the knowledge and resources they need to talk about mental health with their child or teen. The program was launched on Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 28, 2014.
Today is Let's Talk Day a campaign designed to raise awareness and funds for mental health initatives all across Canada. If you are a Bell subscriber check out what you can do at http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/
Ottawa Public Health has again issued a Frostbite Warning for today and tomorrow.
Do you need help quitting or just want more information on your options? Call SWCHC at 613-238-8210 ext 2370 or check out SMOKE FREE ONTARIO
The latest addition of the NESI News is available HERE
PressProgress has a good article on the ongoing dispute with the Federal Government on the funding of basic health care for Canadian refugees.