International Self-Care Day is July 24th. It is celebrated not only in Canada, but around the world, and is an opportunity for all of us to be reminded that we are our own best health advocates. We might see doctors a few times a year or maybe even a few times a week, but they are not there with us as we live our lives. It’s an opportunity to take ownership over our own health and wellbeing.
Lions Foundation of Canada is a national charity whose mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing Dog Guides – at no cost.
Lions Foundation of Canada trains Dog Guides to assist Canadians with a wide range of disabilities. With seven programs in place, Canadians who become qualified applicants are offered the opportunity to find greater independence, mobility and safety through the help of a Dog Guide.
It’s safe to say that most of us look forward to the long hot days of summer. Particularly when summer seems to take its sweet time getting here. But if you’re someone who suffers from a respiratory condition like asthma or COPD, you probably don’t relish the heat quite so much, particularly when it’s combined with high levels of humidity and smog in the air.
For generations, the idea of national pharmacare in Canada has been treated a bit like an old photo album, hauled out for special occasions, but otherwise tucked away and forgotten. Universal drug coverage for all Canadians was considered with the birth of medicare in 1964 and was revisited in the 90s and 2000s. Another report joined these studies this past week.
For more than 20 years, Express Scripts Canada (ESC) has proudly committed to supporting Indigenous communities and businesses. More recently, ESC has more vocally proclaimed its unwavering commitment to support Indigenous communities across Canada.