CCPA releases new report – ‘Major Complications: The TPP and Canadian Health Care’

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Today, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) released a report that examines the effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the Canadian public health care system. Author Scott Sinclair finds that the TPP investor protections would make it more difficult and costly for Canadian governments to establish new public health programs, including pharmacare, which… (read more)

Save the date: Impacts of Family Violence on the Workplace – Conference

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Violence that an employee experiences at home, greatly impacts the workplace. This valuable information session will help employers learn how to recognize the warning signs, practise communication strategies, implement a Family Violence office policy, and develop a safety procedure. Presentations by: PEI Family Violence Prevention Services, RCMP, Victim Services, Provincial Family Violence Prevention Coordinator. Date:… (read more)

Report paints troubling picture of worklife issues for Canada’s nurses

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Today the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions published a report which calls for a new approach to health human resources (HHR) planning in order to safeguard the quality of care for patients and families. Bridging the Generational Divide: Nurses United in Providing Quality Patient Care provides stark evidence of the effects of ‘boom to bust’… (read more)

Making the news: Mom and daughter nurse team take skills to Africa

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  Kelsey and Rhonda MacPhee Rhonda MacPhee on the right and her daughter Kelsey in the middle along with helper Danelle Elliott were handing out grill cheese at a fundraiser at the annual Boxing Day dance in Souris. They raised $300 to take with them on a trip to a Rwandan hospital next month. Submitted… (read more)