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Standing with Refugees

Standing with Refugees

World Refugee Day is held each year on June 20th to draw public attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of […]

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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed worldwide on March 21 each year. The day aims to remind people of the negative consequences of racial discrimination, and to remind us of our obligation to combat racial discrimination. United Nations Secretary-General Ban […]

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Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa kill an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 Canadians per year. These deaths are often the result of life-threatening medical complications, and suicide among people with eating disorders. Death certificates often do not record eating disorders as the cause of death, thus hiding the […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Become a Dementia Friend

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month: Become a Dementia Friend

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. The Alzheimer Society of BC is inviting all British Columbians to #BecomeAFriend to people living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. According to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, it is projected that dementia will affect close to 800,000 Canadians by 2031; global […]

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