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Pandemic Affecting Mental Health of BIPOC Children

As parents battle with ongoing lockdown, the mental health of BIPOC children is increasingly affected. Lack of physical boundaries between home, school and social activities create further mental stress. NCM reporter, Sedanah Qwai, speaks to healthcare practitioners to see how lives have changed over the past year for children and young adults.

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Screenshot of the Oxfam webinar, The Solutions to Ending Vaccine Inequality.

Vaccine Inequality Costs Lives in Global South and Hurts Us All

What is needed to tackle vaccine inequality is a model of world co-operation where the battle with the pandemic is not fought “on the bodies of Black and brown children and women … in nations of the Global South,” panellists at a recent Oxfam webinar said.

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Ontario’s Vaccine Prioritization Leaves Students in the Cold

As Ontario works through phase three of its vaccination plan, the priority to vaccinate Gen Z (18 to 24 years of age) lies at the bottom of the list, starting only by the week of May 24 in most regions. As more younger patients make up new COVID-19 ICU admissions, what does this mean for young adults living with family or roommates, and students travelling back home without vaccination?

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What History Can Tell Us About Working as an Immigrant Nurse in Canada

Internationally-educated nurses go through several hoops to practice as registered nurses in Canada. This wasn’t the case in the early 1960s, specifically for nurses recruited from the Philippines.

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Recent Deaths of Indian International Students Point to Disturbing Trend

Two recent cases of death by suicide among Indian international students in Canada have shed light on a disturbing trend, which seems to have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Concerned community members want students to know that they are not alone with their problems.

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