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  • National Addictions Awareness Week

    Source: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Addiction National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW) is from November 22 to 28. Change Begins with Me is the theme for this year’s National Addictions Awareness Week (NAAW). We want to present Canadians with ways they can reassess the way they think about substance use disorders and people who use…

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    Source: World Health Organization Take action: 10 ways you can help end violence against women, even during a pandemic In 2020, COVID-19 touched our lives in nearly every way, everywhere, as countries went into lockdown and restricted movement to contain the spread of the virus. As doors closed and isolation began, reports of all forms…

  • Celebrating World Antibiotic Awareness Week

    Source: World Health Organization World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites resist the effects of…

  • Possible exposure to COVID-19 on Polar Bear Express

    Please click here to view the news release.

  • Happy Nurse Practitioners Week!

    Let’s take the time to appreciate all our Nurse Practitioners at the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority. We truly appreciate your hard work and dedication!

  • Honoring our Veterans this Remembrance Day

    Source: www.veterans.gc.ca The First World War raged from 1914 to 1918 and more than 4,000 Indigenous people served in uniform during the conflict. It was a remarkable response and in some areas, one in three able-bodied men would volunteer. Indeed, some communities (such as the Head of the Lake Band in British Columbia) saw every man between…

  • Ontario Adding 129 Hospital Beds Across Northern Ontario

    Investment will Increase Hospital Capacity, Reduce Surgical Backlogs and Improve Access to Care KENORA ― The Ontario government is providing $116.5 million to create up to 766 more beds at 32 hospitals and alternate health facilities across the province. This investment will help reduce surgical backlogs and improve access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic.…

  • Celebrating Medical Radiation Technologist week (November 8-14)

    Canada’s Medical Radiation Technologists are caring professionals, high-tech specialists, and essential members of your healthcare team. In fact, we’re the very image of care. People assume Radiology is just people taking pictures and that’s it. Sadly it’s not. It’s scanning a woman who just had an abnormal mammogram and it is getting a second look.…

  • Movember: Raising Awareness on Men’s Health

    Source of article: https://ca.movember.com/about/cause Men’s health is in crisis. Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons. Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-39 years of age. And across the world, one…

  • Happy Halloween WAHA!

    Stay safe and warm this Halloween Season!