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Canada is known for having one of the best health care systems in the world. Citizens and permanent residents have easy access to high quality, prepaid medical and physician services. Together with its fresh air and clean environs, quality produce and province-based health programs, learn how Manitobans enjoy active and healthy living to the fullest.


Quick Facts

  • Canada has a publicly funded health care system known as “Medicare”.
  • The Health Sciences Centre is the largest hospital in Winnipeg employing around 6000 people.
  • Research has shown that immigrants are less likely to take advantage of mental health services than non-immigrants.
  • According to studies done by the Immigrant Health Program at the Elisabeth Bruyère Research Institute in Ottawa, immigrants and refugees are healthier than the general Canadian population when they arrive, but their health suffers after they start living in Canada.

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5 benefits of gardening you may not know

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It’s gardening season! Starting a garden is a great idea especially if you love nature and the outdoors. Also, did… Read more »

5 gardening hazards you should watch out for

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Are you a seasoned green thumb who knows their plants by name (and also sings to them)? Or a first… Read more »

18 tips for dealing with stress and tension

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Stress and tension are normal reactions to events that threaten us. Such threats can come from accidents, financial troubles and… Read more »

Taking care of your health this fall

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Are you one of those people who get sick when the season changes? Incidences of colds, flu and allergies are… Read more »

Recent Health Care Articles, CLB3-4

5 benefits of gardening you may not know

Father and son gardening

It’s gardening season! Starting a garden is a great idea especially if you love nature and the outdoors. Also, did… Read more »

Is home still where your heart is? Learning about reverse culture shock

man sitting with crowd behind him

So you finally went back to your home country for a vacation! It must have been nice after all those… Read more »

How to stay active in winter

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Staying physically active in the winter months is essential to your health. I learned this the hard way during my… Read more »

What to do when you lose a loved one in MB

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A death in the family is a most unthinkable event. When it happens, we are left in shock and grief…. Read more »

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Health Workshops

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This is a series of workshops related to health. Workshops 1 is geared towards CLB 3-4. Workshop 2 is geared… Read more »

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