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DT News: exercise ARDENT DEFENDER and HMCS St. John’s on the Great Lakes Deployment

– The warship will be visiting communities throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway until November 13th

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Baghdad Army Run raises 1K for Soldier On

– A group of Canadian soldiers stationed at Union III military base in Baghdad have raised over $1,000 from a five-kilometre charity run for the non-profit Soldier On.

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The facts about vaping and health

– This past summer, news media began reporting on a series of acute and severe lung illnesses in the United States linked to the use of vaping products, and more recently vaping-related illnesses have been reported in Canada. While public health authorities are examining possible risk factors for these illnesses, the exact cause is still under investigation.

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October 17th marks International Conflict Resolution Day

– During each October, the Defence Team celebrates Healthy Workplace Month, and this year International Conflict Resolution Day is recognized on October 17th. Effective conflict resolution and complaint management are essential aspects of a healthy workplace, and a leadership responsibility within the Defence Team, essential to ensuring the operational effectiveness of all Defence Team workplaces.

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Health and Wellness Fair highlights well-being resources for Defence Team members

– Military and civilian Defence Team members have access to a wide variety of resources that help support positive mental health and physical well-being. These resources were recently showcased at the Defence Team Health and Wellness Fair, as part of Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month.

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Psychological endurance: A SAR Tech’s mission to support his team

– Canadian Search and Rescue (SAR) Technicians’ duties can be very challenging and when the stakes are high, emotional stress and personal well-being can be an afterthought. This was the case for one SAR Tech, whose personal experience with mental illness opened his eyes to the need of, in his words, “a more robust and well-rounded health program” for the operational SAR Techs at 442 Squadron in Comox.

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Mental Illness Awareness Week – Reach Out.

– October 6 to 12 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and the Defence Team is joining with organizations and individuals across the country to raise awareness about this treatable illness that far too often goes undiagnosed because of fear of social stigma.

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DT News: Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month, CAF members improve their marksmanship skills, and the Deputy Minister’s Speed Empowerment Event

– Defence Team members are invited to participate in a series of workshops, wellness fairs, fitness classes, and other events geared towards building a physically and psychologically healthy workplace for everyone

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There is no Fitness Bank

– Let’s take a moment to compare money and physical fitness. What do they have in common? 

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Healthy Workplace Month 2019 | A message from the Defence Team Mental Health Co-champions

– October is Canada’s Healthy Workplace Month (CHWM). As your Defence Team Mental Health Co-champions, the three of us wanted to take this opportunity to emphasize the importance of workplaces that support well-being.

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