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My given name is Michele Baptiste, while my traditional name is Red Sunset Woman. I am Bear Clan from the Algonquin First Nation of Pikwakanagan in Golden Lake, Ontario.

I’ve been asked to provide a blog to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day. It’s a day for all Canadians to learn about and celebrate the contributions Indigenous people have made to our country. It’s a good occasion for us to celebrate who we are as Indigenous people and to honour our ancestors. 

06/11/2018

March is Fraud Prevention Month across Canada. Recognize it, Reject it, Report it!

Through a combination of private and public coverage, Canadians enjoy one of the most comprehensive systems of healthcare benefits on the planet. We should rightly be thankful for this privilege, but we should also be careful to ensure that we continue to enjoy it into the future.

03/19/2018

Simply put, “Jordan’s Principle” is a child-first principle calling on the government of first contact to ensure First Nations children can access public services on the same terms as other children. The principle was a result of Jordan River Anderson, who was a First Nations child from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba. He was born with complex medical needs that could not be treated on-reserve.

03/05/2018

Each year the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) publishes the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Facts  which presents factual information about health insurance in Canada.

12/11/2017

Why are generic prescription medicines important to the sustainability of drug benefit plans and the overall health-care system?

In Canada, more than 70 percent* of all prescriptions are filled with generic medicines, yet they account for only 22 percent of the $26-billion Canadians spend annually on prescription medicines. On average, more than 1.25 million prescriptions are filled with generic medicines every day in Canada.

07/10/2017

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