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Pride Month

June is Pride Month. While Pride is a celebration of diversity, it is also a call to action. A protest. A reminder of past, present and future challenges. Despite tremendous progress toward acceptance and equality in Western society, the 2LGBTQ+ community suffers from significant health inequities perpetuated by ongoing homophobia and transphobia in the health-care system. It is well documented that wi
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Canadian Nursing Week 2023

Canadian Nursing Week 2023 The Health Centre is delighted to celebrate National Nursing Week. This year the theme of National Nursing Week is “Our Nurses, Our Future.”. This theme represents the many roles nurses play in a patient’s healthcare journey. Nurses are vital to the health and well-being of all Canadians. They contribute in countless ways to positively impact the healthcare system and beyond. In honour of t
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National Volunteer Appreciation Week 2023

NATIONAL VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION WEEK 2023 What is National Volunteer Appreciation Week? National Volunteer Appreciation Week was established to recognize and honour the countless contributions of volunteers all over the country who selflessly give their time and energy to make a positive impact in their communities. Similar celebrations are held in countries around the world at different times during the year. Nation
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STI Clinic

Did you know that the Option Clinic offers STI testing every other Thursday? Between 4 and 6 pm, you can receive an anonymous HIV test while also being tested for STIs. For more information, call or text and book your appointment today! The Options Clinic provides you with exactly that – options. We provide testing and social support. The Options Clinic is now offering free, anonymous, rapid testing by appointment.&n
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Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) occurs every year on March 31st. This day is dedicated to celebrating transgender people, their contributions to society and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide. The day was founded by US transgender activist Rachel Crandall of Michigan in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of recognition of transgender people, and citing the frustra
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Ramadan Mubarak 2023

RAMADAN 2023 – CALENDAR & INFORMATION Ramadan 2023 starts on the evening of Wednesday, March 22 and lasts 30 days, ending at sundown on Thursday, April 20. Ramadan is one of the holiest months of the year for Muslims. In Ramadan, Muslims commemorate the revelation of the Qur’an, and fast from food and drink during the sunlit hours as a means of drawing closer to God and cultivating self-control, gratitude, a
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March is Social Work Month

March is Social Work Month. A single social worker can influence an entire life and generations of them have shaped all of us. The legacy of social work includes so many wonderful aspects of the society we live in, which, if you ask us, definitely deserves a celebration. Our team of registered social workers can support you through managing changes in your life and offering tools to help you with the ups and downs of
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Health & Housing Argyle Community – Be My Valentine

Love is in the air at Argyle this week.  Did you know that the Argyle Mall opened in 2 phases? The first phase opened on June 22 1966 and included Woolco, a supermarket, a bank & a branch of the public library.  The second phase opened the same year on August 17th and included 32 stores.  Times have changed, but the mall is still open and services not only the local community but draws patrons from all of London
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Weekly PAP Clinic at Argyle

Did you know that the London InterCommunity Health Centre Argyle Site (1700 Dundas Street) has a weekly PAP Clinic? A PAP test is a simple screening test that can help prevent cancer of the cervix. Tests are performed by a female in a private medical examining room and only take a few minutes to complete. A small number of cells are collected and sent to a lab where they are examined under a microscope. Early detecti
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back to basics: HEALTH – Fall Symposium at Health Centre

Our Fall Symposium “back to basics: HEALTH” is right around the corner. If you are unfamiliar with this initiative, the Symposium offers an opportunity for Health Centre clients (and staff) to consider healthy basics in their everyday living. Whether it be mental health exercises or healthy aging for diabetic patients to maintaining a healthy brain or tips and skills for financial empowerment, or just a chance to dro
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