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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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The Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) today issued a comprehensive report aimed at bringing attention to the lack of accountability inherent in the  receipt and delivery of the Canadian Social Transfer. Entitled Canada Social Transfer Project - Accountability Matters, the Report outlines recommendations on renewing accountability for the billions transferred annually from the federal to provincial governments in support of social services, childcare and post-secondary education.

 

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The Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations (ACAHO) released a report that identifies members' top three research priorities and how they align with the federal government's Science & Technology Strategy and the strategic priorities of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

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February 22, Ottawa - Today, the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, announced that the federal government is launching the Foreign Credential Recognition Loans Pilot. This initiative will provide loans to internationally educated professionals who are preparing to enter the Canadian workforce.

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Learning More About Literacy, Together

OTTAWA - Today is National Family Literacy Day and, to mark the occasion, the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) wants to encourage parents to read and write with their children and engage in fun literacy activities. By reading to children, parents are actively keeping their own skills sharp while, at the same time, strengthening the relationship between families which, in turn, encourages lifelong learning.

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OTTAWA – The Canadian Dermatology Association’s (CDA) survey Laser Use in Canada: A Survey of Corrective Treatment Performed by Dermatologists in Canada reveals a growing need for practical guidelines for the use of lasers.

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OTTAWA – In an annual poll released today by Ipsos Reid Canada, pharmacists were once again ranked as the most trusted profession in Canada in 2011 out of a list of 26 various professions.  This top ranking is a repeat of a similar poll conducted by Ipsos Reid in 2010.   The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) is pleased that Canadians continue to place their greatest trust in pharmacists.  In addition to providing trusted evidence-based professional care, pharmacists are the most accessible health care provider available to Canadians across the country, and as such, are often the first point of contact that most Canadians have with the health care system.

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December 3, 2010 (Ottawa, ON) — The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA) wants Canadians to know that fluoridation of community water supplies plays an important role in oral health.

The public debate on fluoridation of water has increased in recent months but water fluoridation has been safely used since the 1940s. The Office of the Chief Dental Officer indicates there is widespread usage of water fluoridation across Canada with an overall Canadian average of 45%.CDHA recognizes that Canadians may be confused about the benefits and safety of fluoride and has launched a Q and A on community water fluoridation to help educate the public.

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December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2011 (Ottawa) – According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 650 million people, approximately 10 per cent of the world’s population, live with a disability and this percentage increases steadily with age. Integration within ones community can present challenges as persons with disabilities may encounter many disadvantages in society and are often subjected to stigma and discrimination.

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November 20 is National Child’s Day - The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) believes every child deserves the right to communication. This year’s theme for National Child’s Day is The Right to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Health. In recognition of this day, CASLPA highlights the vital role speech-language pathologists, audiologists and supportive personnel play in the early detection and intervention of speech, language and hearing disorders in infants and children.