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Tag: Health & Wellbeing

Exhibition by Retired CAF Member Tells Poignant Stories of “LGBT Purge” Survivors

– An art exhibition by WO (Ret’d) Christine Potvin, recently displayed at the School of The Photographic Art Ottawa (SPAO), tells the stories of 14 CAF survivors of the “LGBT Purge,” a dark period during which LGBTQ2 Canadians serving in the public service, the military or the RCMP were unfairly targeted by federal policies due to their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Initiatives launched to retain and increase RCAF personnel experience levels

– In June 2019, programs were launched to ensure the continuing health of the RCAF and our ability to achieve mission success. These initiatives are vital in the face of an unprecedented level of global competition for the skills of pilots, technicians, highly trained aviation specialists, and support personnel.

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Decorated soldier and global health pioneer linked to the World Health Organization honoured

– A decorated soldier and Canadian Major-General, psychiatrist, and world health pioneer instrumental in the creation of the World Health Organization (WHO), the late G. Brock Chisholm, MD was honoured by the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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Screen Time Detox: Step away from the screen and back to your life

– Smart phones, tablets, laptops, along with an explosion of social media apps means that we are perpetually tied to emails, texts, and messages. The question is: are you the master or a slave to the technology that surrounds you?

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Erratum – Ethical scenario: What would you do?

– A Discriminatory Joke?

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The Deputy Minister’s Vlog: Mental Health Week

– We need to make sure we look beyond the obvious and beyond the physical. And I’m talking obviously about mental health. And it’s something we’re finally talking about more openly in our work places.

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My name is Michael Briggs, and I Soldier On

– On 20 June 1988, at Sleese Creek, CFB Chilliwack, I would survive the worst training accident in Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering history.

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How much exercise is enough?

– The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines provide recommendations on the minimum amount of exercise people need to do to enjoy the many benefits exercise has to offer.

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The Leadership Works, the Medical System Works

– On 19 June 2018, while on temporary duty in Kingston with 1st Canadian Division, I was involved in a significant motor-vehicle accident.

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A few safety tips for BBQ season

– Every year Canadians spend quality time with family and friends, enjoying BBQ cooking, but few take the time to inspect and follow simple rules to prevent disaster.

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