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Amidst Nationwide Nursing Shortage, Foreign-Trained Nurses Unable to Practice

“It’s not a matter of how good of a nurse you are. It’s a matter of if you can present the right paperwork.” Despite a shortage of nurses, many foreign-trained nurses watch from the sidelines, wanting but unable to pitch in.

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Immigration, Labour Policies linked to COVID Deaths

Labour and health advocates say the reason why COVID has claimed immigrants’ lives at disproportionate rates has to do with the precarious working conditions most of these people are funneled into by Canada’s immigration policies, which in turn are informed by institutionalized racism.

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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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