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Canadian Aboriginals face numerous social, political and historical barriers to education. So how do you prepare Aboriginal students for university and how do you make sure their studies are successful?

It’s well known that receiving care from health professionals who share your culture and traditions results in far more successful outcomes. But out of approximately 300,000 Registered Nurses in Canada, only 1,200 are Aboriginal.
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These stories and images form a narrative map of the people, organizations and communities that make up the frontlines of health in Canada.

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These stories and images form a narrative map of the people, organizations and communities that make up the frontlines of health in Canada.

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Ooh, That Smell

by Jim Vallette, Senior Researcher, Healthy Building Network
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  by Jim Vallette, Senior Researcher, Healthy Building Network

While researching fabrics, I recently stumbled upon a disturbing new development: companies are integrating scents into fibers, to “enhance consumer experiences.”

Low VOC Paints May Still Cause Asthma & Allergies

by Tom Lent of the Pharos Project and the Healthy Building Network
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by Tom Lent
 
Fumes from chemicals commonly used in water-based paints and solvents may be associated with substantially higher rates of asthma, stuffy noses and eczema. The Swedish/US joint study reported in Environmental Health News this week found that children sleeping in rooms with higher concentrations of propylene glycol and glycol ether compounds (PGEs) in the air were two to four times more likely to suffer symptoms.
 

Buyer Beware: Chemicals of Concern Found in Flooring & Wallcoverings

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by Tom Lent

Heavy metals and other toxic chemicals are still widespread in some types of interior finishes according to a major study of home improvement products released today. Researchers from www.HealthyStuff.org tested a wide range of national and local brand flooring and wallpaper products and discovered lead, phthalates, brominated flame retardants and a range of other chemicals linked with human health problems ranging from asthma and liver damage to reproductive problems, birth defects and autism.

Sodexo Offers Free and Unlimited Fruit and Vegetable Bar at Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District

New nutrition provider encourages student achievement with healthy and delicious meals
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, MD -  October 13, 2010  - Research shows that simply exposing children to fruits and vegetables increases consumption and students at Sodexo-served Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District in Cottonwood, Ariz. are benefiting from a plentiful fruit and vegetable bar, available to all students. 

Students Munch on Free Local Produce Delivered to Class

Student nutrition provider uses grant funding to make produce more accessible to all students
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, MD - October 13, 2010 - New Jersey's cornucopia of fruits and vegetables overflows from the cafeteria to the classrooms of Lakewood School District, giving teachers a chance to fuel their students' academic performance while teaching a quick lesson on eating right as Sodexo serves up local produce to all children in the classroom.

Sodexo’s “All Local Day" Promotes Locally-Sourced Menu Options for New England Schools

Event promotes student health and well-being by showcasing the unique local flavors of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) GAITHERSBURG, Md. - September 16, 2010 - Today students in 16 New England public school districts will help their communities as they help themselves to lunch duringSodexo’s All Local Day, an event featuring menu choices sourced from local suppliers.  

15 Reasons to Fall in Love with Your Bike

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May is National Bike Month, and cities and towns from coast to coast are promoting bicycling like never before.   As a sustainability consultant, I have the opportunity to work with individuals and businesses to integrate sustainability concepts into the workplace and daily life.  Naturally, cycling is a sustainability concept that meets both worlds: business and individuals.  Clients commute to work; businesses provide resources and incentives for cycling commuters.  So, why is bike commuting so wonderful?

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