2014 Coursera Partners' Conference

Nunavut Wellness Agreement

¬∑ The agreement enters into force on April 1, 2017. Savikataaq welcomed the commitment of the regional and local health and wellness societies that have contributed to this vision. “It is interesting to see how all of the innovative programs and activities in Nunavut that are supported by this agreement are being implemented. We know that programs that are community-owned and lively are the most effective. This agreement gives the people of Nunavut the opportunity to take a leadership role in managing their unique health needs and circumstances.¬†Minister of Honour Jane Philpott in Nunavut authorizes the territorial minister to enter into agreements with the Canadian government under which Canada commits to funding the government`s costs for the provision of health services, including home and group care and mental health and addiction initiatives; This renewed agreement allows for longer-term planning, implementation and deployment in Nunavut`s 25 municipalities and increases the flexibility to better meet the needs of the community. A strong principle of the new agreement is that Inuit share governance and leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of health programs in Nunavut. Territorial governments, December 19, 2016. It would be amended to reflect the legal changes to the CHT in the event of a pan-Canadian agreement in accordance with the previous federal offer. “The Yukon government is pleased to have a health care funding agreement with the Canadian government that will help us address Yukoners` priorities. This funding provided by our federal partners is essential to ensuring that Yukoners have access to the health care they need. The Honourable Prime Minister of Yukon 4.4.3 If this agreement is extended pursuant to Section 3.2.1, and at Nunavut`s request, Nunavut may retain and submit up to 10 per cent of the funds allocated to eligible investment areas in the renewed bilateral agreement over the past fiscal year, subject to the terms of this renewed agreement. The new action plan for the renewed bilateral agreement will provide details on how the funds withheld will be spent.

Any request from Nunavut to withhold and submit an amount greater than 10% is discussed in writing by the contracting parties by exchange of letters and is agreed upon by mutual agreement. Currently, there are several successful programs that are provided by psychiatric workers in each region, such as sewing programs in Kivalliq, tutoring programs in Kitikmeot and field camps in Qikiqtaaluk. One of the main strengths of these programmes is that the majority started as fully developed projects at the community level. They offer cultural activities tailored to the individual well-being needs of each community. In addition, from a mental health perspective, the department has observed the effectiveness of these programs for youth and their families. Programs provide opportunities for youth to connect with their peers, develop healthy response skills, end anxiety and depression, and feel more hopeful. In addition, programs are essential to make it more difficult for young people to access other psychiatric services. Psychiatrists who facilitate programs are able to connect with youth in safe environments that foster trusting and therapeutic relationships and allow youth to feel more comfortable discussing mental health issues. Under the agreement, it is estimated that the three regions will receive 36.1 million new funding over the next 10 years.

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