1. Resources & Publications

    Reducing Substance Use Stigma in the Canadian Health System (Infographic)

    Stigma begins with the negative stereotyping of people, creating a separation between “us” and “them”. Those who are stigmatized can be devalued and subjected to discrimination, which is unfair treatment due to one’s identity. This can lead to disadvantage and inequitable social and health outcomes. Published By: Public Health Agency...
  2. Resources & Publications

    Addressing Stigma: Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System

    Developed as part of The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2019, the Action Framework for Building an Inclusive Health System explores where and how stigma can be addressed. Published By: Public Health Agency of Canada Publication Date: December 2019
  3. Resources & Publications

    Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers Report 2019

    The second annual Spotlight on Ontario’s Caregivers report builds on the inaugural 2018 report and for the first time demonstrates trends in the caregiver experience in Ontario. The report, and the survey it is based on, looks closely at the role of the caregiver within the healthcare system, the type...
  4. Resources & Publications

    Results Based Community Collaboration: Learnings from Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Initiative (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the November 20, 2019 webinar with presenters Jenny Stranges (Interim Executive Director, Quest Community Health Centre) and Despina Tzemis (Program Manager, Quest Community Health Centre). This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT) Project Management Team....
  5. Community Blog

    Community Health and Wellbeing Week: Register to Attend a Niagara-focused webinar to Learn about Collaboration Lessons from the Urgent Service Access Team (USAT)

    Between October 21st and October 27th, Quest Community Health Centre will take part in the annual celebration of Community Health and Wellbeing Week. We will be joined by more than 100 community-governed primary healthcare organizations across Ontario. The 2019 theme is Connected Teams, Connected People, Connected Communities. This week-long festivity...
  6. Community Blog

    Youth Wellness Hub Launches in Niagara: One of ten in Ontario; a unique 3-site model

    The provincial government has established 10 Youth Wellness Hubs (YWHO) in response to a great need to make services more accessible for youth. These hubs will serve as “one-stop-shops” for all youth between the ages of 12 to 25, and offer services related to mental health, addictions, primary care, education,...
  7. Resources & Publications

    Caregivers in Alberta Fact Sheets

    In recognition of Caregivers Week in Alberta May 5-11, 2019, two infographics were co-created with Caregivers Alberta and provincial government stakeholders. The infographics help raise awareness about the contributions that 965,000 caregivers in Alberta make, saving the Alberta health care system $5.8 billion each year based on hiring replacement workers...
  8. Resources & Publications

    A Dementia Strategy for Canada

    Canada’s first national dementia strategy sets out a vision for the future and identifies common principles and national objectives to help guide actions by all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, families and individuals. Published By: Public Health Agency of Canada Publication Date: June 2019
  9. Community Blog

    Do you think you have what it takes to be a Dental Superhero? Join the Quest Community Health Centre (CHC) Volunteer Dental Program

    When was the last time you had a dental check up? Six months? Maybe a year? Can you imagine not having had a check-up or your teeth cleaned in years… Or never? Across Canada every year an estimated 6 million Canadians don’t see a dentist because they can’t afford it....
  10. Resources & Publications

    Bridging Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara: Webinar (Event Recording)

    This is an event recording of the April 24, 2019 webinar with presenters Ali Ahmed and Jillien Hone from the Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. This event was hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. Sixty-five (65) participants joined this event from twenty-one (21) different...

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