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The Link Between Workplace Stress & Mental Health

The Link Between Workplace Stress & Mental Health

People are increasingly aware of the prevalence of mental health issues in the workplace. It is estimated that one in five Canadian workers are struggling with a mental health issue at any given time. That figure translates to roughly 3.4 million people, 500,000 of whom call in sick every week due to a mental health condition. However, many Canadians may not realize that work-related stress is one of the most significant contributors to those numbers. In a study of Canadian workers, the Globe and Mail found that a full 34% of those dealing with a mental health problems...
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Heart Disease In Canada

Heart Disease In Canada

Heart disease is considered the most prevalent cause of death in the world and is a serious problem plaguing Canadians. According to the most recent data available, approximately 2.4 million Canadian adults above the age of 20 live with ischemic heart disease. This includes approximately 578,000 adults with a history of heart attacks. The condition affects approximately 1 in 4 Canadians, with the prevalence increasing significantly above the age of 70. So why should we be concerned, and what do we need to know? It’s estimated that approximately 12 adult Canadians with...
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Assault in Canada: How Common Is It?

Assault in Canada: How Common Is It?

Content Warning: This article deals with sensitive subject matter around the topic of sexual abuse.   No matter where you live, there is no society that is immune to violence. While Canada is known worldwide for being a relatively safe and tolerant place to live, gender-based harassment and assault are still highly prevalent. According to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, sexual assault is the only form of violent crime in Canada that is not declining. Since 1999, rates of sexual assault have remained relatively unchanged, while rates of robbery and physical assault...