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Un convoi de protestation du Québec se joindra à Ottawa Animal Defense League d'Ottawa pour la Marche internationale pour la fermeture des abattoirs OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 16 juin 2017) - Des activistes du Québec et de l'Ontario forment une alliance interprovinciale représentant la dimension politique du mouvement, en pleine croissance, de la cause animale. Plus de vingt marches sont organisées en Amérique du Nord, en Europe et au Japon. Anita Krajnc, de Toronto Pig Save, dont la bataille juridique menée contre l'industrie de la viande a été couverte par les médias partout dans le monde, se joint à la Marche. « Il n'y a pas de souffrance que nous infligeons aux animaux que nous n'infligeons pas aux humains », note Dr Étienne Harnad, professeur de psychologie et de sciences cognitives à l'Université du Québec à Montréal. « Mais la grande différence est que la souffrance que nous infligeons aux humains est perçue comme immorale par la plupart des personnes décentes et contrevient à la loi. Ce qui n'est pas le cas pour les animaux. La plupart d'entre nous sommes non seulement ignorants de leur agonie dans les abattoirs, mais soutenons et subventionnons celle-ci activement en tant que consommateurs. » La Marche est organisée conjointement par Kebek Animal Rights Association (KARA) et Ottawa Animal Defense League (OADL), organisateur dynamique d'événements publics marquants sur les droits des animaux. Les médias suivants ont déjà rapporté des événements d'OADL : CTV News, CBC News, Radio- Canada, La Presse Gatineau, Le Droit Gatineau, Metro and the Sun.


News Article | June 12, 2017
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Un convoi de protestation du Québec se joindra à Ottawa Animal Defense League d'Ottawa pour la Marche internationale pour la fermeture des abattoirs OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 12 juin 2017) - Des activistes du Québec et de l'Ontario forment une alliance interprovinciale représentant la dimension politique du mouvement, en pleine croissance, de la cause animale. Plus de vingt marches sont organisées en Amérique du Nord, en Europe et au Japon. Anita Krajnc, de Toronto Pig Save, dont la bataille juridique menée contre l'industrie de la viande a été couverte par les médias partout dans le monde, se joint à la Marche. « Il n'y a pas de souffrance que nous infligeons aux animaux que nous n'infligeons pas aux humains », note Dr Étienne Harnad, professeur de psychologie et de sciences cognitives à l'Université du Québec à Montréal. « Mais la grande différence est que la souffrance que nous infligeons aux humains est perçue comme immorale par la plupart des personnes décentes et contrevient à la loi. Ce qui n'est pas le cas pour les animaux. La plupart d'entre nous sommes non seulement ignorants de leur agonie dans les abattoirs, mais soutenons et subventionnons celle-ci activement en tant que consommateurs. » La Marche est organisée conjointement par Kebek Animal Rights Association (KARA) et Ottawa Animal Defense League (OADL), organisateur dynamique d'événements publics marquants sur les droits des animaux. Les médias suivants ont déjà rapporté des événements d'OADL : CTV News, CBC News, Radio- Canada, La Presse Gatineau, Le Droit Gatineau, Metro and the Sun.


News Article | June 9, 2017
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OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce is celebrating 160 years of business continuity on June 10. To mark the occasion, Mayor Jim Watson issued a special proclamation making June 10th the ‘Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Day’ in the city. The Ottawa Board of Trade was created on June 10, 1857, by special act of the Parliament of the late Province of Canada. It began with 50 members, headed by J.B Lewis - the second Mayor of Bytown, the first Mayor of Ottawa, and a Member of Parliament from 1872 to 1873. This milestone not only commemorates over a century and a half of business advocacy, but also speaks to the Chamber’s ability to safeguard Ottawa business interests and get things done. From helping to launch the Ottawa Winter Carnival—now known as Winterlude—in the late 19th century, to founding the Canadian Tulip Festival with famed photographer Malak Karsh in the early 1950s, to advocating for Light Rail Transit development in the 21st century, the Ottawa Chamber is committed to city building. ‘’For 160 years, the Ottawa Chamber has been a place for business owners to get together, discuss important policy issues and make the connections that will help them grow their business,’’ said Mayor Jim Watson. ‘’Over the years, the Chamber’s members have played an essential role in building not only our economy, but also our community. I am proud of their work, and I wish them the greatest success in the years to come.’’ Throughout history, the Ottawa Chamber has advocated for smart infrastructure development and investment that has continued to help shape Ottawa’s economy. Currently, the Chamber ensures that Ottawa attracts top talent; builds modern infrastructure that reflects the growth of our community; develops a culture of entrepreneurship and business creation for economic growth; and works to reduce the cumulative regulatory burden faced by businesses. “To think that the Ottawa Chamber existed long before the Confederation, validates the visionary care to help shape our business destiny,” said Ian Sherman, Acting Chair of the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. “Though we continue to evolve with the changing corporate landscape, our commitment remains the same; to be the champion of our business community”. Today, the Ottawa Chamber comprises over 700 members, representing 27,000 employees from multiple industries and business sizes. The Chamber hosts over 40+ events that help make business connections, recognitions, a platform for dialogue, and advocacy efforts. The Ottawa Chamber continues to remain the single largest independent voice for business in Ottawa. The Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, along with other economic stakeholders continues to advocate to make Ottawa the best place to live, work, play and invest in North America. There will be special celebrations throughout this week to mark the 160th anniversary, including the Plaza of Honour event on June 13, recognizing Michael Potter, the 2016 Best Ottawa Business Awards Lifetime Achievement recipient, and the Forty Under 40 Gala on June 16. Later this fall the Ottawa Chamber will host a special cocktail reception with the business community to mark the 160 years. For information visit www.ottawachamber.ca. Congratulatory messages can be sent via info@ottawachamber.ca or through social media hashtag #OttChamber160


News Article | June 16, 2017
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Protest Convoy from Quebec joins Ottawa Animal Defense League for the International March to Close All Slaughterhouses OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 16, 2017) - Quebec and Ontario activists unite for an inter-provincial alliance to represent the political dimension of the growing anti-slaughter movement with over twenty similar events happening this month in North America, Europe and Japan. The march is joined by Toronto Pig Save's Anita Krajnc, whose legal fight with the meat industry made international news. "There is no suffering that we inflict on animals that we do not inflict on humans," notes event spokesperson Dr. Stevan Harnad, cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. "But the vast difference is that the suffering we inflict on humans is seen as wrong by most decent people - and it is also against the law. Not so for animals. Most of us are not only unaware of their agony in slaughterhouses, but also actively sustaining it as consumers." The march is organized by Kebek Animal Rights Association (KARA) and the Ottawa Animal Defense League (OADL), a dynamic organizer of compelling public events for animal rights. Media networks CTV News, CBC News, Radio- Canada, La Presse Gatineau, Le Droit Gatineau, Metro and the Sun reported on OADL's previous events.


News Article | June 12, 2017
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Protest Convoy from Quebec joins Ottawa Animal Defense League for the International March to Close All Slaughterhouses OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 12, 2017) - Quebec and Ontario activists unite for an inter-provincial alliance to represent the political dimension of the growing anti-slaughter movement with over twenty similar events happening this month in North America, Europe and Japan. The march is joined by Toronto Pig Save's Anita Krajnc, whose legal fight with the meat industry made international news. "There is no suffering that we inflict on animals that we do not inflict on humans," notes event spokesperson Dr. Stevan Harnad, cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. "But the vast difference is that the suffering we inflict on humans is seen as wrong by most decent people - and it is also against the law. Not so for animals. Most of us are not only unaware of their agony in slaughterhouses, but also actively sustaining it as consumers." The march is organized by Kebek Animal Rights Association (KARA) and the Ottawa Animal Defense League (OADL), a dynamic organizer of compelling public events for animal rights. Media networks CTV News, CBC News, Radio- Canada, La Presse Gatineau, Le Droit Gatineau, Metro and the Sun reported on OADL's previous events.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 28, 2017) - The University of Ottawa Heart Institute has launched a new program for all patients waiting for coronary artery bypass surgery or heart valve replacement or repair. The program, called Cardiac PreHab, will help those patients to improve their health before a procedure. Cardiac rehabilitation, a comprehensive program to get patients healthy again after a heart attack, cardiac surgery or other cardiac events, has been shown to save lives. But the University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) now wants to find out if patients waiting for non-emergency heart surgery could start improving their health before their procedure, and if this could make their recovery easier and improve their outcomes after surgery. Portions of the new program have been in place for a while: patients waiting for outpatient procedures who come in for pre-admission appointments have long been connected with services such as smoking cessation, physiotherapy or social work on an ad hoc basis. But the PreHab program now aims to standardize these assessments and referrals, and to make them as comprehensive as possible for all patients waiting for outpatient surgery. "Rather than letting the waiting period for a procedure be one of inactivity and anxiety, PreHab can use that time to help patients become as ready as possible for their procedure," said Heather Sherrard, Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Nursing Officer at the Heart Institute. "They may need to quit smoking, their diabetes may need to be better managed, they may be able to improve their diet or level of exercise. The PreHab program can help with all those issues to get these patients as fit and healthy as they can be." "Patients have a lot of misconceptions about what they should be doing before surgery," explained Jane Brownrigg, Clinical Manager of Cardiac Rehabilitation. "We talk to patients waiting for surgery who say 'My doctor told me to take it easy,' and they've interpreted that as 'Just sit on the couch'. Many think they should go on a diet, she continues, which can actually cause muscle loss-an unwanted side effect before any procedure." As patients complete PreHab, data will be gathered to evaluate the program and it will be possible to see if patients who come to PreHab are more likely to also register into cardiac rehab. There is a very high rate of enrollment for rehab at the Heart Institute compared to other centres across the country, but still only a little above half of all eligible patients enroll. Increasing that number is vital as rehab reduces morbidity and mortality rates and this new program may contribute to this improvement. An image is available at the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/benefits-of-cardiac-rehabilitation.png


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Health reports / Statistics Canada, Canadian Centre for Health Information = Rapports sur la santé / Statistique Canada, Centre canadien d'information sur la santé | Year: 2011

According to the 2006 Census, almost the Canadian population were foreign-born, a percentage that is projected to reach at least 25% by 2031. Studies based on age-standardized mortality rates (ASMR) have found a healthy immigrant effect, with lower overall rates among immigrants. A duration effect has also been observed-immigrants' mortality advantage lessened as their time in Canada increased. ASMRs based on the 1991 to 2001 census mortality follow-up study indicate a healthy immigrant effect and a duration effect at the national level for all-cause mortality for both sexes. However, at the national level, the mortality rate among women from the United States and from Sub-Saharan Africa was similar to that of Canadian-born women. For the three largest Census Metropolitan Areas (Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver), a healthy immigrant effect was not observed among women or among most men from the United States or Sub-Saharan Africa.


News Article | December 13, 2016
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 13, 2016) - Ottawa will welcome the 9th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation where national and international experts in smoking cessation will share the latest concepts in clinical tobacco treatment, program development, and smoking cessation research.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 28 fév. 2017) - L'Institut de cardiologie de l'Université d'Ottawa a lancé un nouveau programme à l'intention de ses patients en attente d'un pontage aortocoronarien ou d'un remplacement ou réparation de valvule cardiaque. Ce programme de « préadaptation cardiaque » aidera ces patients à optimiser leur santé avant l'intervention. Le programme de réadaptation cardiaque a pour but de remettre les patients sur pieds après une crise cardiaque, une chirurgie cardiaque ou d'autres événements cardiaques. Et de sauver des vies. L'Institut de cardiologie de l'Université d'Ottawa (ICUO) aimerait désormais que ses patients en attente d'une intervention chirurgicale non urgente commencent à améliorer leur santé avant l'intervention et espère que cela les aidera à faciliter leur convalescence et à améliorer les résultats de la chirurgie. Certains éléments de ce nouveau programme sont déjà en place depuis un certain temps : lors de leur rendez-vous au service de préadmission, les patients en attente d'une intervention d'un jour sont souvent, au besoin, dirigés vers un programme d'abandon du tabac, des services de physiothérapie ou encore vers un travailleur social. Dans le cadre du programme de préadaptation, ces évaluations et ces consultations sont faites automatiquement, et sont les plus exhaustives possible pour chaque patient en attente d'une chirurgie d'un jour. « Dans le cadre du programme de préadaptation, on invite les patients qui sont en attente d'une chirurgie à ne pas s'abandonner à l'inactivité et à l'anxiété et à utiliser plutôt ce temps pour se préparer le mieux possible, a déclaré Heather Sherrard, première vice-présidente et chef des soins cliniques et infirmiers à l'Institut de cardiologie. Parfois, ils doivent cesser de fumer, ou apprendre à mieux gérer leur diabète. Ils peuvent encore devoir améliorer leurs habitudes alimentaires, ou faire plus d'activité physique. Le programme de préadaptation vise à aider les patients à travailler sur ces aspects de leur santé et à se mettre en meilleure forme possible avant l'opération. » « Les patients ont beaucoup d'idées préconçues sur ce qu'ils doivent faire avant une chirurgie, souligne Jane Brownrigg, gestionnaire des services cliniques en réadaptation cardiaque. Certains patients nous disent que leur médecin leur a dit de relaxer. Ils pensent alors qu'ils doivent rester assis sur leur divan. D'autres pensent qu'ils doivent suivre un régime alors que cela peut provoquer une perte de masse musculaire, ce qu'on ne veut surtout pas voir avant une intervention chirurgicale. » Au fur et à mesure que les patients complètent le programme de préadaptation, des données seront colligées pour évaluer si effectivement, les patients qui y ont participé ont plus tendance à s'inscrire au programme de réadaptation par la suite. Le programme de réadaptation de l'Institut jouit déjà d'un très haut niveau de participation en comparaison avec d'autres centres de santé au pays, mais il n'y a encore qu'un peu plus de la moitié des patients admissibles qui s'inscrivent. Puisque le programme de réadaptation réduit les taux de morbidité et de mortalité, l'Institut juge crucial d'augmenter encore ce taux de participation et espère que ce nouveau programme y contribuera. Une image est disponible à l'adresse suivante : http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/les-bienfaits-de-la-readaptation-cardiaque.png


News Article | December 13, 2016
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OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - 13 déc. 2016) - La 9e Conférence annuelle d'Ottawa « Approches cliniques : nouvelles tendances en matière d'abandon du tabac » rassemblera prochainement des experts sur l'abandon du tabac de partout dans le monde. Ils exploreront ensemble les nouveautés en matière de traitement clinique du tabagisme, de développement des programmes et de recherche sur l'abandon du tabac.

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