Children’s Mental Health Week: Video Contest!

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Calling all youth! Children’s Mental Health Week will be celebrated from May 4th to 10th, 2014. To celebrate, Children’s Mental Health Ontario is having a video contest called Change the View. All youth are invited to make a short video that shows what we can do to take the stigma out of kids’ mental health […]

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Press Release: Doctor Shortage and Mental Health Among Topics At MPP Roundtable


“Healthcare is an issue that is critically important for our city. We must ensure that we support our local healthcare practitioners to deliver the best patient-centered service possible.” –Rod Jackson, MPP for Barrie PC Health Critic Christine Elliott joins MPP Rod Jackson hear from local health care leaders   May 21, 2013   Barrie - The […]

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In the Community: MPP Jackson Tours RVH Cardiac Care Unit


MPP Jackson was given the grand tour of the Royal Victoria Hospital’s Cardiac Care Unit by two of the unit’s nurses last week. ” It was great to see this unit up and running,” said Jackson. ” The nurses were obviously proud to show off this state of the art facility which is providing top-notch cardiac service […]

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Press Release: MPP Jackson and MPP Christine Elliott Host Barrie Healthcare Roudtable

Jackson welcomed MPP Christine Elliott to the event to hear directly from local healthcare leaders. Elliott, the MPP for Whitby-Oshawa, serves as deputy leader of the Ontario PC caucus and critic to the Minister of Health. Elliott also has a long history of leadership on mental health issues.

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Press Release: A Healthier Ontario

Barrie – Ontario can build a healthier province with a health care system that gives families and especially seniors the care they need, where and when they need it, MPP Jackson said today. Jackson made the comments following Thursday’s release of Paths to Prosperity: A Healthier Ontario – the 10th in a series on strengthening […]

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In the Community: World AIDS Day


Across the country, the week of November 24 to December 1 marks Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. It’s an occasion to raise awareness surrounding HIV/AIDS issues nationally and culminates in the international observance of World AIDS Day. December 1 of each year is World AIDS Day, a day dedicated to increasing awareness of HIV/AIDS issues worldwide and an occasion to call upon leaders to honour their commitments in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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In the Community: The Pink Tour

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The Pink Tour came to Barrie on Friday, Sept. 14th to raise awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Videos and interactive displays help visitors dispel popular myths and help them to get answers to common questions. Get on Board at

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In the Community: Walk for Hope


Amazing participation from Barrie residents with nearly 500 participants during the Barrie Ovarian Cancer Walk on Sunday, Sept. 9th.

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In the Community: Barrie’s Annual Walk A Block for Lupus


Rod Jackson, MPP for Barrie, laced up his shoes for the Walk a Block for Lupus on Sunday morning at Barrie’s waterfront to raise awareness of this terrible disease. Lupus affects close to 50,000 men, women and children in Canada. Alexson-Henn runs a local support group, which meets the first Monday of every month at […]

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In the Community: RVH …. Inspiring Care


Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre phase 1 expansion began with a dream and was built because you believed. On May 17th, 2012 it became a reality! Phase 1 Expansion Project is a milestone in the history of healthcare for Simcoe Muskoka. The state-of-the-art building is helping to bring safe, high quality care closer to home […]

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