SaskWell is a texting-based service that connects users with established and evidence-based digital mental health tools, and offers weekly wellness tips and resources.
Research on how text messaging could provide mental health resources resulted in SaskWell, a texting service for people in Saskatchewan that provides 10 weeks of mental health and wellness prompts.
Choose an activity you like, and then do that activity for as many consecutive days as you can.
Workplaces, in addition to providing critical organizational resources, can encourage employees to undertake a voluntary workplace well-being streak, or employees can commit to their own.
A woman and children who were stranded by high water due to flooding are rescued by a volunteer operating a boat in Abbotsford, B.C., in November 2021. The Insurance Institute of Canada forecasts that annual insured losses from natural disasters could increase to $5 billion within the next 10 years.
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Although insurance is important in natural disaster recovery, government and property owners also play an important role in protecting Canadians against the impact of catastrophic weather events.
Research reveals links between the irritability, explosive rage and unstable moods that have grown more common in recent years, and a lack of micronutrients that are important for brain function.
Ultra-processed foods high in sugar, fat and empty carbs are bad for the mind as well as the body. Lack of micronutrients affects brain function and influences mood and mental health symptoms.
Discussing and practising all the steps of a medical procedure with children can help them overcome fear.
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Children who avoid or refuse medical procedures like COVID-19 tests or vaccinations aren’t misbehaving — they need help to manage their fears. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help your child cope.
A portion of the Coquihalla Highway near Hope, B.C., is destroyed following heavy rains and mudslides in B.C.
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Food supply chains had already taken a serious hit by panic-purchasing during the COVID-19 pandemic. The B.C. floods remind us how effective supply chain management planning can help avert crises.
If a piece of writing was 49 per cent written by AI, with the remaining 51 per cent written by a human, is this original work?
What’s judged to be plagiarism may shift as students rely on more sophisticated forms of technology for writing support.
Peserta pawai wanita di Edmonton, Alta pada 21 Januari 2017.
Kampanye digital mendukung keberhasilan kampanye keadilan sosial luring. Ia membuat para aktivis rentan terhadap serangan, tetapi ada langkah yang dapat diambil untuk melindungi diri mereka sendiri.
City of Calgary vehicles used to enforce dog rules and transport dogs.
Dogs bite people daily, especially young children. There is concern that disadvantaged families may suffer most. Dog-bite facts remain scarce because prevention has yet to become a policy priority.
There is a clear need for youth-centred policy at the federal and provincial levels that specifically addresses dating violence.
One in three Canadian youth experience dating violence. Early intervention is critical to preventing the negative effects, but adolescents report significant barriers to finding support.
Sleep-deprived paramedics are less able to understand how their patients feel.
New research shows overworked, sleep-deprived health-care professionals are less empathetic to their patient’s needs compared to when they are well-rested.
Canadian David Card, winner of the 2021 Nobel Prize in economics, stands for a portrait in Berkeley, Calif. Card, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, received the award for his research on minimum wages and immigration.
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Canadian economist David Card won the Nobel Prize in economics for demonstrating that large-scale immigration has no effect on the wages of native-born workers. In doing so, he’s challenged Economics 101.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau harvests broccoli at the Ottawa Food Bank Farm on Canada Day 2020.
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Canada’s urban/rural divide in terms of party support is increasingly pronounced. The leader who succeeds in building new support must overcome a powerful long-term trend.
Although some youth are clearly reporting a negative effect on their social, personal and educational lives during the pandemic, the majority are responding to COVID-19 in ways that are developmentally and psychologically normal.
Is there a mental health crisis among young people, or are worry and sadness to be expected? Pathologizing normal, healthy responses to adverse events promotes misunderstanding about mental illness.
Now is the time for U.S. President Joe Biden to ask the American people to invite homeless and war-ravaged Afghan refugees into their homes and their communities. Experience has taught us that, like the Statue of Liberty, many will raise their hand in enthusiastic response.
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As the U.S. considers its own private refugee sponsorship program, it should look to Canada. History shows that large-scale adoption is possible and can bridge divides on immigration.
Michael Kovrig flashes a V for victory sign alongside his wife and sister at Pearson International Airport after his return to Canada.
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Did the U.S. cave to China’s exercise in hostage diplomacy when it signed a plea deal with a Huawei executive that resulted in freedom for the two Michaels? Or was it China that miscalculated badly?
An effective approach to allergy communications is for servers to ask customers about food allergies.
Dining out can be risky and stressful for people with allergies, in part because many restaurant employees lack the training, skills and confidence to manage food allergies safely and effectively.
‘Purposeful play’ could look like children gaining opportunities to develop fine motor skills and cognitive abilities through talking about their inquiry and pursuits.
Encouraging a child to hold their paint brush to develop a pincer grip while the child is involved in painting is one example of guided play.
In an photo from 2016, Potlotek First Nation resident Patricia Paul holds a sample of water she says came from her taps at home. In December 2019 the community got a new water treatment system.
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It seems all party leaders can agree, water advisories in First Nation communities need to end. If there is agreement, then isn’t it time to stop making it a campaign promise and make change?
A Soviet soldier on guard in Afghanistan in 1988.
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In the aftermath of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, Russia looks like an increasingly desirable international partner across much of the globe.