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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 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 widespread barriers to he
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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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Parking at the Health Centre

A large number of core construction projects near the Health Clinic makes parking a challenge. Here are a few options all within a 2-to-7-minute walk to the Health Centre. Directly behind the Health Centre at the rear doors Where to go? Enter Marshall Street from Lyle Street. The Adelaide entrance is closed. Cost: Free TolPuddle Housing Cooperative/Municipal Lot #4 Where to go? Enter Marshall Street from Lyle Street.
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How to Vote in the London Civic Election

The City of London civic election is on Monday October 24, 2022.  Are you a first time voter? The process is easy and the City has many resources to make your experience streamlined and accessible. The video (and transcription below) has information to assist in making your experience successful. Polls open at 10 am and voting continues until 8 pm. Unsure of where to vote? Go HERE. Remember to bring your Voter Regist
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Climate Change & Health Equity in focus as part of Community Health & Wellbeing Week

Climate change influences human health and disease in numerous ways. Some existing health threats will intensify, and new health threats will emerge. Important considerations include age, economic resources, and location. The health effects of these disruptions include increased respiratory and cardiovascular disease, injuries and premature deaths related to extreme weather events, changes in the prevalence and geogr
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Food Security, Food Safety among themes of Community Health & Wellbeing Week

Among the varied themes of this year’s Community Health & Wellbeing Week are food security and food safety. The organizing committee chose today and tomorrow to focus advocacy for these issues as they impact the health and livelihood of our clients. Food security is the measure of the availability of food and individuals’ ability to access it. According to the United Nations’ Committee on World Food S
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