Centre for Suicide Prevention and Millbrook Technologies Inc Launch River of Life

Centre for Suicide Prevention and Millbrook Technologies Inc Launch River of Life











Calgary, Alberta (Vocus) September 9, 2010

Canadians join world-wide efforts to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day. East and West have come together in a partnership to help prevent the growing rate of Aboriginal youth suicide.

The Centre for Suicide Prevention developed the content materials and Millbrook Technologies brought these to life in the first ever online Aboriginal suicide prevention training program in the world.

Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations says, “The River of Life is a practical tool that will be instrumental in building resiliency in communities and we are proud to support this initiative.”

This unique online training program is “Excellent! Covers a difficult topic related to different pieces of history. It has a message of resiliency and hope… it inspires you to do something” (C.E. Bird).

This course is “so much what people are hungry for, looking exactly for this content” (J.S., Youth Health Educator).

Centre for Suicide Prevention

The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is an education centre specializing in curricula development, training, and providing library and information services. The purpose of the Centre is to inform and equip people with additional knowledge and skills in the prevention of suicide.

“We are hopeful that ongoing discussions with government may result in financial support for this ‘one-of-a-kind’, first ever, online Aboriginal suicide prevention course. How truly proud we are, as Canadians, to offer this to our international friends” (Diane Yackel, CSP Executive Director).

Millbrook Technologies Inc.

Millbrook Technologies Inc. is located in Nova Scotia, Canada and is owned by the Millbrook First Nation. Millbrook Technologies Inc. specializes in the customization of advanced technologies and building unique courseware.

Who should take the program?

The prevention of Aboriginal youth suicide is a community effort and therefore prevention responsibility should not be left to a single person. Front line workers are obviously those directly involved in the health and well being of the youth in their community.

Mental health workers, addiction counsellors, nurses, youth counsellors, community outreach workers, family members and social services personnel are some of those occupations who should be equipped with the skills to identify and enhance the protective factors that will mitigate the risk of suicide.

In addition, we recommend that police officers, teachers, Friendship Centre staff, probation officers, correctional services workers, foster parents, Elders, band council members and clergy also participate.

Unfortunately too many communities wait until they are in crisis to mobilize their resources. The River of Life program has been designed to provide training to a very diverse group of people within the community to work together in the development of community based strategies. The knowledge provided and skills acquired will result in a positive preventative community action plan.

For more information or to register please go to http://www.riveroflifeprogram.ca

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Ontario Hypnosis Centre Stages Largest Relaxation Day Ever on World Hypnosis Day, January 4 2006

Ontario Hypnosis Centre Stages Largest Relaxation Day Ever on World Hypnosis Day, January 4 2006










(PRWEB) October 16, 2005

On January 4 2006, Ontario Hypnosis Centre in Toronto, Canada will stage the largest relaxation day ever in order to draw attention to the growing field of hypnotism. On that day, hypnotherapists from across Ontario will meet at The Sutton Place Hotel to stage a relaxation session for 350 people, including politicians, entertainers, and media to educate and demonstrate the extraordinary power we all have within us. Hosting the event is Dr. Georgina Cannon of the Ontario Hypnosis Centre. Anyone who wants to de-stress and make a Guinness Book of Records attempt at the world’s largest stress reduction session is welcome.

TThis first time- ever -event takes place at the prestigious Sutton Place Hotel in their Royal Sutton Ballroom from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The timing is specifically designed so that participants may start their relaxing evening at the hotel’s Accents Restaurant & Bar, where special arrangements have been made for a reasonably priced prix-fixed dinner designed for the historic event. Special room rate arrangements have also been made to accommodate the out of town participants for this event.

To register call 416.489.0333 or 1-866-497 7469

Once a corporate leader and strategic planner for blue chip corporations, Dr. Georgina Cannon, left her $ 300,000.00 a year corporate career 10 years ago to start of all things, a hypnotism clinic and school. Cannon sold most of her worldly assets, including her home and BMW to start up a business in the centre of Toronto’s Cumberland Ave. Today she is known as one of North America’s most recognized spokespersons for the field of hypnotism, speaking and teaching dentists, doctors and assorted businessmen and women, the applications of hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Cannon’s pragmatic approach to hypnotherapy has brought her some of the most prestigious awards in her field, including the Order of the Braid

Georgina Cannon is one of four key world organisers of this event, and as such is focussing her attention onto Canada where teams of hypnosis clinics will be holding open houses, running demonstrations, dispelling myths, and in general encouraging Canadians to discover the power of their mind.

For more on the event or to interview Dr. Cannon for an article contact: Darlene Montgomery at 416-696-1684.

About Hypnotism:

Hypnotism is a safe and effective intervention for a variety of motivational, self improvement and goal setting situations. It is natural and free of side effects, when performed by a certified competent practitioner the results are long lasting and often permanent.

Guidelines of Practice:

The National Guild of Hypnotists has ethical guidelines which all members must adhere to. The National Guild of Hypnotists holds to the ideal that hypnotism should be practiced in a free and open manner in line with all national and state requirements. NGH Hypnotists are not practicing medical or mental health arts (unless additional credentials are held by the member) Hypnotists do not diagnose disease, but can help in an adjunct to conventional medical or mental health interventions. We have our own unique non diagnostic language which we use with clients in order to help them to achieve the change they desire.

About Dr. Georgina Cannon:

Ontario Hypnosis Director, Georgina Cannon, is a Doctor of Metaphysical Counselling, NLP Master, Timeline practitioner, Past Life Regression Therapist and accredited Instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists, the Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association and the International Board of Regression Therapies.

She is recognized by many in the media as “The Source” for expert opinion in the field of hypnotherapy and issues around complementary wellness treatments, and she regularly meets with medical and wellness professionals to enhance their knowledge and awareness of hypnosis and the dynamic healing potential of soul, or past life journeys.

She is also on the Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists. Georgina specializes in enabling clients to achieve major life changes, healing personal and emotional issues, and she facilitates Past Life Research and Regression sessions. Dr. Cannon received the NGH worldwide “Hypnotism Media Award” for being regarded as The Information Source for Media.

She was also inducted into “The Order of Braid”, in recognition of outstanding achievement, dedication and service to the profession of Hypnosis. Dr. Georgina Cannon has been featured in many national print and broadcast news articles and television programs, including a three-part, one-hour series on CBC Television, broadcast in the fall of 2004.

For more on Georgina Cannon visit, http://www.ont-hypnosis-centre.com

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Genesis Fertility Centre First IVF Clinic in British Columbia to Receive National Accreditation

Genesis Fertility Centre First IVF Clinic in British Columbia to Receive National Accreditation











Dr. Beth Taylor


(PRWEB) March 9, 2011

The plight of the Ohio couple that was implanted with the wrong embryos during an in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedure, and the case of a Canadian fertility doctor that allegedly used the wrong sperm samples have experts in the field calling for tighter regulations regarding assisted reproductive technology policies and procedures.

However, the recent Supreme Court of Canada decision stating that fertility regulation is under provincial jurisdiction has put the development of national standards for reproductive technology in limbo. This leaves it up to the consumer to determine if the IVF clinic they are considering has adequate procedures in place to prevent mix-ups.

Genesis Fertility Centre, BC’s largest IVF clinic (http://www.genesis-fertility.com) is not waiting for legislation to ensure that it meets standards of excellence. Genesis was the first Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) clinic in Canada to receive accreditation by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation, now known as Accreditation Canada (AC). Genesis is the only ART clinic in British Columbia and one of a handful of clinics in Canada that have undergone this rigorous, voluntary accreditation process. AC accredits over 1500 hospitals, mental health/chronic care and, most recently, Assisted Reproductive Technology facilities across Canada.

In our current health-care environment, patient safety is paramount. “We are doing everything possible to ensure that best practices for patient safety are followed.” says Dr. Beth Taylor, Co-director at Genesis Fertility Center, “In 2010 we underwent our third extensive accreditation inspection through AC, which involves everything from ensuring the clinic is properly sterilizing equipment, to measures for maintaining patient confidentiality, to rigorous checks and balances around the preservation and identification of embryos, and numerous other patient safety issues. We have recently been notified that we have received full accreditation for another 3 years.

According to the Infertility Awareness Association of Canada (IAAC) website, “The Accreditation Canada survey is a remarkably thorough and in-depth process which takes three days to complete.” (IAAC)

It is a rigorous and expensive procedure, but one that we found invaluable for the clinic.” states Dr. Taylor. “We would recommend it for every IVF clinic. It is a very effective way for clinics to assess their services and initiate a program of continuous quality improvement. Most importantly, for patients, once a clinic is accredited, they can feel confident that it has both met and exceeded stringent standards.”

Doctor Ellen Greenblatt, former National Director — and a current member — of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society, recommends that couples seeking IVF should ask prospective IVF clinics these questions:


    How long has the clinic been in operation?
    What is the volume of services they do?
    Do they have accreditation as a fertility clinic?

In BC all IVF clinics are licenced by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, “…but this licensing only ensures that minimum standards of patient care and practice are met,” says Dr. Taylor. “The AC designation demonstrates that the IVF clinic is following best practices across numerous domains.” Licensure of IVF clinics in Quebec falls under provincial jurisdiction, but a requirement for licensure in that province also requires accreditation by an organization such as AC. Genesis would like to see similar requirements in BC.

Accreditation Canada is a not-for-profit, independent organization that provides health organizations with an external peer review to assess the quality of their services based on standards of excellence.

Genesis Fertility Centre was founded in 1995 and is now one of the largest IVF clinics in Canada, offering a comprehensive range of assisted reproductive technologies, including IUI, IVF, ICSI, PGD, surgical sperm retrieval, sperm and oocyte (egg) cryopreservation, oocyte and sperm donation, gestational surrogacy.

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