A study that followed drug users in London, Ont., who were given prescription opioids instead of using street supplies has found over a third stopped using intravenous drugs.The findings were released Thursday by the Intercommunity Health Centre. The harm reduction program’s year-long study followed 248 people living with addiction on the streets of London between April 1 2020 and Sept. 31, 2021, after researchers received Health Canada funding in March of 2020.
On January 18, Statistics Canada released results from a new survey about serious problems or disputes experienced by people living in the Canadian provinces. In addition to this national survey conducted on behalf of the Department of Justice and other federal departments, a number of qualitative studies were commissioned to examine the experiences of specific groups in Canada.
Marzyeh Ghassemi and Elaine Okanyene Nsoesie write in Patterns:
We hope that outrage over algorithms automating biases will lead to changes in the underlying practices that generated such data, leading to reduced health disparities.
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On Thursday, February 17, 2022, London Heritage Council will be hosting a discussion live on Facebook, where our panel of professionals in campaigning and advocacy, communications and journalism, and political sociology will discuss issues surrounding multiculturalism raised by Londoners.
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As committed to on December 10, 2021, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that outlines how and when Canada will share historical documents related to Residential Schools. This co-developed approach will ensure an efficient and secure transmission of documents while protecting and respecting the privacy of Survivors. The timing will be set by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and will begin with school narratives.