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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

  • 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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Newest Health Care Articles

Are you scared of Omicron? Here’s what you need to know to stay safe

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If news about Omicron has got you worried, let’s talk about the basics about this new COVID-19 variant and what… Read more »

5 things you should know about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids

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Health Canada has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11 years old. This means that the… Read more »

Another COVID winter is coming. Here’s how to cope

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Winter brings a new set of challenges for newcomers who’ve just arrived this year. Aside from coping with the cold… Read more »

How do I change my doctor in Manitoba?

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Have you ever had stomach pain so bad you couldn’t stand straight? I had to endure such pain for three… Read more »

Recent Health Care Articles, CLB3-4

Tips to protect yourself and your family during flu season

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Flu season in Canada starts late fall to winter. Protect yourself and everyone around you by following these tips especially… Read more »

Do you feel SAD? Steps to beat the winter blues

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Is winter bringing you down? You’re not alone. Studies show that about 15% of Canadians get the winter blues while… Read more »

Cool it: Tricks and tips to manage anger better

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Anger is one of our most misunderstood emotions. We usually want to avoid it because it is an unpleasant feeling…. Read more »

5 gardening hazards you should watch out for

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Whether you are a seasoned gardener or a newbie, it’s important to avoid these health and safety hazards when gardening:… 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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