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1999-131

volume: 
1999
number: 
131
pubdate: 
19991112
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eid: 
131

Ontario students starting their community service - campaigning for Diabetes Awareness

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Beginning with this year's Grade 9 class, Ontario students must complete 40 hours of community service during their four years of high school. Many students are already off and running, with students from several schools in the London area canvassing for the annual Canadian Diabetes Association door-to-door campaign, which began last week. Diabetes awareness month is in November and World Diabetes Day is November 14. See http://www.diabetes.ca/index.htm and for the London branch see http://www.diabetes.ca/cda/on/lon/index.htm

NEW STUDY ON ELDERCARE COSTS available now from Statistics Canada

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Statistics Canada released a new monograph November 2, 1999 that offers a detailed analysis of the nature and extent of informal care to seniors who require help because of a long-term health or activity limitation.



"Eldercare in Canada: Context, content and consequences" provides a detailed analysis of the men and women who provide different types and amounts of care, and examines the hidden costs incurred by people who provide care, which range from guilt to the impact on their jobs. The report also examines the significance of these caregiving patterns for an aging population.



For more information, contact Kelly Cranswick at (613) 951-4339 or e-mail kelly.cranswick@statcan.ca. [source - CharityVillage Newsbytes - http://www.charityvillage.com/charityvillage/news.html]

Making Our Voices Heard: Talking about Health, Talking about Work

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A. Introduction
B. The Issues: Work and Health
C. The Public Dialogue Kit
D. What happens in a dialogue group?
E. Contact information
F. References

By Miriam Wyman

Miriam Wyman coordinates "The Society We Want", which is a project of the Family Network of Canadian Policy Research Networks.

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