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What is not being done that should be done, to advance the health status of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada?” Surely this is a question for all Canadians to consider. We should ask a much larger question: how can we address the healthcare needs of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis seniors in Canada? Read the essay by John G. Abbott 

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The "Mental" Health of Canada's Indigenous Children and Youth: Finding New Ways Forward by Michael Chandler

Aboriginal Child Health and the Social Determinants: Why Are These Children So Disadvantaged? by Brian Postl, Catherine Cook and Michael Moffatt

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Canada’s Most Vulnerable: Improving Health Care for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Seniors - A 2013 report from The Health Council of Canada

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  • Mario Longo to Senior Manager, Ontario Integration at LifeLabs, Toronto, ON
  • Helene Tomusiak-Donahue to Accreditation Specialist, Canterbury Foundation, Edmonton, AB
  • Niles Geminiuc to Vice President Forcare Canada, Toronto, ON
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  • Isser Dubinsky to Professor and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation within the Dalla Lana School at  the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
  • Tom Noseworthy received the 2016 Dr. Jill M. Sanders Award of Excellence in Health Technology Assessment by CADTH, Ottawa, ON 
  • Nick Bansback was presented with the Maurice McGregor Award for his leadership in health economics and decision theory by CADTH, Ottawa, ON 

Six Canadian giants in health join Canada's Medical Hall of Fame

  • Professor Michael Bliss, OC  PhD  FRSC  (Toronto, ON): Preeminent medical historian of this era
  • May Cohen, MD FCFP (Toronto / Hamilton, ON): Catalyst for positive change in women's health
  • Gordon Guyatt  OC FRCPC  FRSC (Hamilton, ON): among the earliest and most effective champions of this evidence-based medicine, a transformative advance in healthcare.  
  • C. David Naylor, OC FRCPC FRSC DPhil (Toronto, ON): Accomplished physician-scientist broadly recognized for his visionary contributions to health research, education, administration, and policy.  
  • The late Right Honourable Sir Charles Tupper  MD, (Halifax, NS): One of the fathers of Confederation, had a profound impact on the profession of medicine in Canada and on the country itself.
  • Mark Wainberg, OC OQ PhD FRSC (Montreal, QC)
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