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Health, Society

Online health care offered by insurance is controversial

Sun Life Assurance Company is offering packages which would give clients access to the services of medical professionals through live video, telephone or text, but medical services offered by private clinics for a fee are controversial. The insurance company is» 

Health, Society

Doctors advised to talk to young Canadians about smoking

Canadian experts who develop health prevention strategies say far too many young people smoke tobacco and health care professionals should help them stop or not start in the first place. By the time they are 17 years old, 36 per» 

Economy, Health, Indigenous, Society

Eye on the Arctic: Video Archive

In the run up to the launch of Eye on the Arctic’s next multimedia project this winter, we’ve dug into our archives to bring you some of our most popular videos from past projects. Today, we bring you Caring for our» 

Health, Society

Canada’s Victorian Order of Nurses: major cutbacks

It is Canada’s longest standing home and community health care charity, but it’s now facing serious challenges. Today it announced that it is drastically reducing service. For decades the VON has helped people remain independent in their own homes through» 

Economy, Environment, Health, Indigenous, Society

National Nursing Week – Working in the Arctic

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from across the North National Nursing Week kicks off in Canada on Monday, May 12 and runs until May 18. In honour of the hundreds of nurses working in Canada’s remote northern» 

Health, Politics

Concerned by patient safety, faced with government legislation, nurses walk off the job

Nurses in Canada’s Atlantic coast province of Nova Scotia walked off the job on Tuesday (April 1) in an illegal strike after the province’s government introduced essential services legislation late Monday. The illegal strike was called two days ahead of a planned» 

Economy, Health, Politics

Nurses: Critical need for higher minimum staffing standard in long-term facilities

Faced with an increasingly critical health and safety situation in long-term health facilities, nurses in Canada’s most populous province of Ontario are calling for minimum staffing standards. At the moment, whether there are 60 or 300 patients, the minimum staffing» 


New program will encourage nurses to work in rural Manitoba

The government of Manitoba will offer a tuition grant of up to $ 10,000 for nurse practitioners who decide to work for one year in a rural community after graduation. “Nurse practitioners play a vital role in caring for Manitoba» 

Health, Politics, Society

Biennial convention of nurses federation focuses on ‘Taking the Lead’

Canada’s largest nurses organisation, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), is holding its biennial convention in Toronto from June 3-7. Under the theme “Taking the Lead” more than 800 nurses will discuss the future of nursing, sustaining Canada’s public health care» 


Many nurses wouldn’t recommend their hospitals

Nearly a quarter of Canadian nurses would not recommend their hospitals to family or friends, according to an on-line survey conducted by the public broadcaster CBC. About 60% said there was not enough staff for them to do their jobs»