Sep 23, 2016 Eight new support recovery beds are coming to Cranbrook as the Interior Health Authority announced the first round of contracts that are aimed at creating 57 new spaces across the IHA jurisdiction. The East Kootenay Addiction Services Society will be providing four support recovery beds in Cranbrook, while the Ktunaxa Nation Council Society will also provide four Aboriginal support recovery beds. “More beds mean more people can get their lives back,” said Health Minister Terry Lake. “Bed by bed, we are following through on our commitment to create new substance use treatment beds, so families can be made whole again, and communities can benefit from engaged, healthy members.” Read More:

Sept 21, 2016

The North East Local Health Integration announced its plan Wednesday to improve the health-care status of aboriginal people, seen as a key step in the reconciliation process.

Developed with the LHIN’s Local Aboriginal Health Committee, the North East LHIN Aboriginal Health Care Reconciliation Action Plan was unveiled during a cultural celebration at Shkagamik-Kwe Health Centre in Sudbury.

“I think it’s really significant, because it’s the first time we have got together as all Ontarians to look at reconciliation, and that means working together,” said Gloria Daybutch, chair of the committee. “It’s not just on our part, it’s not just on your part, it’s on all our parts. I think if we can live up to our responsibilities we have as human beings first, to take care of each other, to respect each other, that’s the first step forward together.”

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