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June 21st, 2012 (Ottawa): Today is National Aboriginal Day and people across the country are recognizing the contributions of Canada’s Aboriginal populations. National Aboriginal Day also presents an opportunity to acknowledge the many improvements that we must continue to make in ensuring that the country’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit people have the same access to educational and healthcare services that other Canadians may take for granted.

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(Ottawa, ON) Today at the Hospice at May Court, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, announced the three year initiativeThe Way Forward: Moving Towards Community-Integrated Hospice Palliative Care in Canada. Over the course of three years, the federal government will be making a commitment for one-time funding of $3 million to help support the development of new community-integrated palliative care models across Canada. This initiative of the Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada (QELCCC) will be managed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA).

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June is ALS Awareness Month in Canada. Throughout the month, people across Canada raise awareness for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and display the blue cornflower – the emblem of ALS in Canada.

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The first Medical Imaging Team Day will be taking place on May 17, 2012 in Ottawa. The day will serve to celebrate the contribution that the imaging team, comprised of physicians, physicists, sonographers and technologists, makes to the Canadian healthcare system. Medical Imaging Team Day will also serve as a platform to inform Canadians about medical imaging procedures and the professions involved in the delivery of these procedures.

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(May 8, 2012 Mississauga, ON) The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) commends the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) on its mental health strategy entitled Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada released today.

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The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) is pleased to announce that Speech and Hearing Month is here! Throughout May, events will take place across the country to raise awareness about speech, language, swallowing, hearing and balance disorders.

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Beautiful St. John’s, NL will host the 37th annual conference of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), from May 9 to 12. Professionals from across the country will gather in pursuit of leading-edge learning opportunities, which will in turn help them to better serve the people of Canada living with speech, language, hearing and balance disorders. The CASLPA conference is held in conjunction with Speech and Hearing Awareness Month, which is celebrated across the country throughout the month of May. To learn more about CASLPA’s speech and hearing initiatives for 2012 visit CASLPA’s new website at www.maymonth.ca.

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Ottawa, ON — Canada’s Federal Tobacco Control Strategy (FTCS) has resulted in significant reductions in the levels of tobacco use in Canada. This has led to our nation being recognized as a world leader in tobacco control. The Smoking Cessation Quitline is just one of many highly successful programs the federal government has supported to this end. Unfortunately, significant financial cuts are being made to the FTCS.

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Today the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) is celebrating World Voice Day. The theme for 2012, "Love Your Voice," aims to remind us that our voice is an essential communication tool and encourages everyone to assess their vocal health and take action to improve or maintain good voice habits.

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Eating, speaking and smiling are just a few of the things we do with our mouth that are usually taken for granted. Yet optimal oral health is the cornerstone of overall health and wellness.  This may be something to think about, especially since we want our smiles to last a lifetime.

The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, April 8-14. Focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices, and helping Canadians understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession, this annual event is sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA), a national organization representing the collective voice of more than 24,000 dental hygienists in Canada. The week’s theme, “Oral Health for Total Health” reminds all of us that taking care of our mouth, teeth and gums positively impacts on other aspects of our lives.

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