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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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“Releasing pent up rage is good” and other myths about anger

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Are you a rage monster? Or are you one of those martyrs who silently hides their anger inside? How you… Read more »

Cool it: Tricks and tips to manage anger better

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Anger is one of our most misunderstood emotions. Many of us want to avoid it, while others seem to be… Read more »

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 »

Recent Health Care Articles, CLB3-4

Cool it: Tricks and tips to manage anger better

lady with boxing gloves on punching a man

Anger is one of our most misunderstood emotions. Many of us want to avoid it, while others seem to be… Read more »

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 »

5 gardening hazards you should watch out for

kneeling on the ground, gardening

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

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

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