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Montreal’s Radio-UP in its third broadcast year

July 22nd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

Inspiration for the clubhouse-based program came from Radio La Colifata of Buenos Aires, Argentina, which broadcast their shows from a psychiatric hospital

Rap-Podcast-Pic-reduced-2Radio-UP is an important part of Donald Berman UP House—a “clubhouse” affiliated with the international mental health clubhouse movement. The emergence of these clubhouses around the world demonstrates that people with mental illness can successfully participate in society through education, employment and other social activities.

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34 clergy and faith groups from Victoria and across Canada have signed a statement of concern about the proposed federal bill that makes buying and advertising sex illegal

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Faith leaders in Victoria and across the country are speaking out against a federal prostitution bill they say increases potential dangers for sex workers and is immoral, reports the Times Colonist. “This is a human rights issue,” Bruce Bryant-Scott, rector at St. Matthias Anglican Church, said. “We’re concerned about the health, safety and lives of sex workers.”

Bill C-36, titled the “protection of communities and exploited persons act” is now under consideration by Parliament. The bill was tabled after the Supreme Court struck down Canada’s existing prostitution laws seven months ago because they violated the Charter rights of sex workers.

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Gabor Mate on the hungry ghosts of addiction

June 3rd, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

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From street-dwelling drug addicts to high-functioning workaholics, the continuum of addiction cuts a wide and painful swath through our culture. Blending first-person accounts, riveting case studies, cutting-edge research and passionate argument, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction takes a panoramic yet highly intimate look at this widespread and perplexing human ailment. Countering prevailing notions of addiction as either a genetic disease or an individual moral failure, Dr. Gabor Maté presents an eloquent case that addiction—all addiction—is in fact a case of human development gone askew.

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Trixie Hennessey: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Trixie Hennessey is the program coordinator of the Woodstone Residence, a residential treatment program for young women, located on Galiano Island.

She will tell us about their history and programs.

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Deborah Grimm: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Deborah Grimm is one of the founders of the Looking Glass Foundation, which will be holding its tenth anniversary gala this year.

From a small group of parents of children with eating disorders to an effective fundraiser, educator and provider of residential treatment, Deborah chronicles the history of the Looking Glass Foundation.  http://lookingglassbc.ca/

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Amy Pezzente: BC’s eating disorders awareness week

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by ccsadmin in people first radio - (Comments Off)

The beginning of February marks the start of the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. On this week’s People First Radio broadcast on January 30,2014, we feature interviews with people from different aspects of this important work.

Amy Pezzente is the coordinator for the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign, visiting schools to talk about eating disorders and body image as well as hosting eating disorders activities and events throughout the year.

 

 

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