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December 22, 2020

Holiday Connection

Due to the lockdown measures in Manitoba, it’s possible that 4000 children on Northern Manitoba First Nations may not receive Christmas gifts.Indigenous Canadian Medical Dispensaries has teamed up with Indigenous leaders and military members deployed in northern communities to create the ‘Let’s Save Christmas Toy Drive.’ The goal of the fundraiser is $50 000 and […]

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December 17, 2020

Eviction Ban Called For in Manitoba

Poverty advocates from Make Poverty History Manitoba are calling for the Government of Manitoba to reinstate eviction bans. Manitoba (among others) is seeing an uptick in homelessness and this is concerning as the temperatures continue to drop and COVID-19 numbers remain high. The previous eviction ban was in place from March until October. Advocates say […]

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December 15, 2020

2nd Round of Funding Announced for Sask. Schools

Saskatchewan has announced a second round of funding for its schools. The funding will be accessed through the COVID-19 Contingency Fund and will be used for: $5.2 million for sanitization, including 107 additional staff, $7.2 million for equipment and furniture, $21 million for remote learning, including 279 teachers and staff, $2.6 million for technology upgrades, […]

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December 3, 2020

Schools and COVID-19

With the increase in numbers of cases across Canada, and specifically in the Prairies, changes to in-person learning in elementary and secondary schools have been initiated. In Alberta, children in grades seven to twelve will be switching to online learning. Children with disabilities are exempt from this shift and may continue attending schools in-person. Children […]

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November 13, 2020

Perspectives from the Field: The Creation of Mental Wellness Toolkits

A first-year University of Regina nursing student Callie Morhart has created Wellness toolkits, aimed at foregrounding how calm emotions can support better mental health. Currently, there are four toolkits – General Wellness, Sleep, Self-Harm Prevention, and a Kids Calm Down Kit. Each toolkit has a variety of tools, exercises, and ideas to help manage and […]

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November 8, 2020

Potential Impacts on the Mental Health During COVID-19

November 16. 2020 COVID-19 case numbers are increasing quickly across the Prairies, with provinces enacting new guidelines and restrictive measures. Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba governments have highlighted that the measures will be evaluated regularly.  They also each recognized the potential impacts on the mental health of citizens.  Citizens are encouraged to keep their bubbles small […]

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