January 23, 2015
The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced the member appointments to the Premier's Advisory Council on Crime and Community Safety. The council will examine all aspects of crime in Newfoundland and Labrador and recommend new strategies to prevent and reduce criminal activity and enhance safety in the province.
January 22, 2015
With a commitment to making unique collections of information available to the public,the Provincial Government today announced the release of eight additional datasets through the Open Government Initiative for use free of charge by residents. The datasets include preliminary data from the volunteer and non-profit sector census being carried out by government, provincial and regional population projections to the year 2035, and a collection of administrative region mapping files. Further information about the eight new datasets can be found in the backgrounder below.
January 19, 2015
A new antibiotic adherence program is being launched to focus on the effective and appropriate use of antibiotics. This program, which will be available to clients of the Newfoundland and Labrador Prescription Drug Program, is among the first of its kind in the country to be led by pharmacists and involves an initial consultation and follow-up with patients who are receiving antibiotics. The long-term goal of the program is to address the issue of antibiotic resistance. Pharmacists will implement the program beginning on January 26, 2015.
January 19, 2015
The Provincial Government is partnering with ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada, in the new Make Room for Play physical activity campaign which calls on Canadian families to cut down on screen time and encourage more active play.
January 14, 2015
Target shooter Samantha Marsh has been named Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s flag bearer for the 2015 Canada Winter Games, taking place February 13 to March 1 in Prince George, British Columbia. The announcement was made at an athletes’ rally held Tuesday evening, January 13, at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre (Powerplex) in St. John’s.
January 13, 2015
Applications are now available for the Provincial Government’s Age-Friendly Newfoundland and Labrador (AFNL) Grants Program, which provides up to $200,000 annually to assist incorporated municipalities and Aboriginal governments, as well as local senior’s organizations and groups, to become more involved in creating age-friendly communities.
January 7, 2015
Eligible non-profit groups and organizations are being invited to apply for funding through the Provincial Government’s Health and Wellness Grants Program. The deadline is January 28, 2015.
January 5, 2015
One of the many well-received initiatives of the recently-established Department of Seniors, Wellness and Social Development, has been the release of Easy, Tasty…Nutritious, Healthy Eating for Healthy Aging, a guide for seniors that provides information to encourage healthy eating – from planning to putting meals on the table.
January 2, 2015
Advancing mental health and addictions continues to be a key focus for the Provincial Government. In 2015, increased emphasis will be placed on this area as a new comprehensive mental health and addictions strategy is developed. The strategy will be a guiding document, developed in consultation with key stakeholders and the general public that will shape a new plan to enhance mental health and addictions services for all residents.
December 29, 2014
Over 7,300 individuals across Newfoundland and Labrador participated in skills training programs in 2014, including skills development, apprentice supports, employment development supports and training supports for persons with disabilities.