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Niagara Health’s launch this week of the Niagara Health Navigator digital platform is a significant step in revolutionizing the way patients connect to healthcare information and their care providers. 

Niagara Regional Council approved every-other-week garbage collection scenario effective fall 2020 at a Special Council Meeting on Oct. 17, 2019. The change will apply to garbage collection for all low-density residential properties (single home and properties with one to six units) and for those industrial, commercial and institutional and mixed-use properties located outside Designated Business Areas.

The Niagara Sexual Assault Centre provides counselling and other support services to survivors of child sexual abuse, incest and sexual assault, as well as educational programs in schools and for community groups. The centre was established as a non-profit agency 42 years ago. There are currently two full-time and seven part-time employees who provide services and programs throughout the Niagara region.

October is Child Abuse Prevention Month, however it’s important to remember that every day and every month should be child abuse prevention month.  Keeping kids safe is a community responsibility and ongoing education is the key.

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is pleased to announce that ClaraDerma+ has become a certified living wage employer at the Champion level. ClaraDerma+ is a medical aesthetics clinic dedicated to helping patients address their skin needs using a variety of preventative measures, corrective treatments and patient education.

The Niagara Ontario Health Team - Équipe Santé Ontario Niagara (NOHT-ESON) marked an important milestone today as 44 healthcare, the community support sector and social services across Niagara - which include 60 Primary Care Physicians, collectively submitted their Full Application to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in their next step in becoming a designated Ontario Health Team.

Health and Wellness often get confused for being synonyms, they’re not. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.

Establishing this difference in the community is why the Seaway Mall Health & Wellness Show brings the experts to you. Join us Jan. 17 & 18 for free seminars hosted by local health professionals and a variety of vendors.

Waste Reduction Week is a national environmental campaign which builds awareness around sustainable and responsible consumption, and promotes actions to divert more waste from disposal and conserve natural resources. Niagara Region, in recognition of Waste Reduction Week, will be offering free public tours, hosting an information booth and holding a contest to inform residents about the importance of waste reduction. Tours are free of charge; however, reservations are required to participate in the tours and space is limited.

Meals on Wheels Association (MOWAN) announced today that October is Community Support Month. Community Support month is celebrated across Ontario and is an opportunity to acknowledge and raise awareness of the value of supports available in our region. September 30 - October 4, 2019 is Meals on Wheels week.

The Niagara Poverty Reduction Network is pleased to announce that Modern Landfill Inc. has become a certified living wage employer at the Champion level.

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