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Improvements to the RDSP plan

Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 9:41 AM
Subject: Improvements to the RDSP
Dear Community Partner,
On March 4, 2010, the Government of Canada, through its Budget 2010, announced two enhancements to the Regist…

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B.C.’s Mental Health Plan: Where Do Leadership Hopefuls Stand on Helping the Mentally Ill?

December 13, 2010
B.C.’s Mental Health Plan: Where Do Leadership Hopefuls Stand on Helping the Mentally Ill?
B.C. voters now have a golden opportunity to question each leadership candidate’s real commitment to helping the …

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Ending Stigma and Achieving Parity in Mental Health: A Physician Perspective

“Physicians have a responsibility to become involved. There is growing evidence that interventions, at local and national levels, can reduce stigma and discrimination.”
The Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association…

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Twins Help Find Cause of Schizophrenia

Research has shown that faulty genes play a major role in causing schizophrenia. However, researchers have had limited success identifying these genes and, to date, no gene has been proven to cause schizophrenia.
Failure to locate genes that cause schi…

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BC Patients Respond to Government’s Drug Policy Reform

Vancouver, BC  July 9, 2010 – The Better Pharmacare Coalition (BPC), representing two million BC patients, responded today to the BC Government announcement of a new policy on generic medication pricing and a Long Term Pharmacy Agreement.
“If Gove…

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Schizophrenia in Canada – A National Report

This report describes what schizophrenia is, how people with schizophrenia are discriminated against and how the lack of access to proper care impedes their recovery. Research for the report found that government funding for mental health care varies a…

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