Minister Cadieux helps open the new Quest Food Exchange store

Minister Cadieux helps open the new Quest Food Exchange store
Healthy Foods To Eat
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Minister Stephanie Cadieux helps unload a delivery truck at the new Quest Food Exchange in downtown Vancouver. This third store location allows Quest to give more low-income people access to quality, affordable food. Quest is a prime example of why B.C. is a leader in social entrepreneurship!
August 31, 2011

Minister Cadieux attends opening of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences

Minister Cadieux attends opening of the Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences
Occupational Health And Safety
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September 6, 2011 – Minister Cadieux attended the grand opening of Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Services in Port Alberni. The new university is the first of its kind in British Columbia, offering workplace health education programs with a focus on occupational safety, rehabilitation and disability management. The Minister announced 0,000 in funding from WorkSafeBC that will help establish a research chair focusing on occupational health and safety. Minister Stephanie Cadieux (left) is joined by Ken Neumann, Viateur Camiré, MP James Lunney and Wolfgang Zimmermann.

Health Minister with Brian Magee – MY Fitness

Health Minister with Brian Magee – MY Fitness
Healthy Eating Habits
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Health Minister Edwin Poots with boxer Brian Magee promoting mens health at Belfast City Hall

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The greatest risk to men’s health is their reluctance to seek help at times of difficulty.

This hard-hitting statement was made by Health Minister Edwin Poots as he opened a men’s health event in Belfast City Hall aimed to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

The event is part of the efforts to highlight Men’s Health Week.

The Minister said: “The improvement of men’s health-related behaviours is a vitally important challenge for our society.

“All too often, there is a reluctance to seek help at times of difficulty or to take part in health improvement programmes that are arranged by GPs and other healthcare professionals.

“It is vital that this is addressed, as many illnesses and conditions such as bowel, prostate and testicular cancer can be treated successfully if diagnosed at an early stage.”

The Minister also went on to emphasise the importance of having a healthy lifestyle in helping to maintain good health. He said: “Behaviours such as smoking, drinking to excess, having unhealthy eating habits and a lack of physical activity are hugely influential in causing disease.

“Too many men rely on other people in their lives to make health care arrangements for them.

“Men have to take more responsibility for their own health. They need to decide to make healthier choices and we need to provide the means to support them in their efforts.”

The men’s health event at City Hall has been organised by the Belfast Trust and various community and voluntary organisations. It provides an opportunity for men of all ages to drop in and avail of various health checks, including cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and health MOT checks.

The greatest risk to men’s health is their reluctance to seek help at times of difficulty.

This hard-hitting statement was made by Health Minister Edwin Poots as he opened a men’s health event in Belfast City Hall aimed to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.

The event is part of the efforts to highlight Men’s Health Week.

The Minister said: “The improvement of men’s health-related behaviours is a vitally important challenge for our society.

“All too often, there is a reluctance to seek help at times of difficulty or to take part in health improvement programmes that are arranged by GPs and other healthcare professionals.

“It is vital that this is addressed, as many illnesses and conditions such as bowel, prostate and testicular cancer can be treated successfully if diagnosed at an early stage.”

The Minister also went on to emphasise the importance of having a healthy lifestyle in helping to maintain good health. He said: “Behaviours such as smoking, drinking to excess, having unhealthy eating habits and a lack of physical activity are hugely influential in causing disease.

“Too many men rely on other people in their lives to make health care arrangements for them.

“Men have to take more responsibility for their own health. They need to decide to make healthier choices and we need to provide the means to support them in their efforts.”

The men’s health event at City Hall has been organised by the Belfast Trust and various community and voluntary organisations. It provides an opportunity for men of all ages to drop in and avail of various health checks, including cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and health MOT checks.

Minister Cadieux attends Quest Food Exchange grand opening

Minister Cadieux attends Quest Food Exchange grand opening
Healthy Foods To Eat
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Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government Minister Stephanie Cadieux attended the grand opening of the new Quest Food Exchange location in downtown Vancouver. Pictured here, shortly after the ribbon cutting, are: (left to right) Peter Brasso, Quest board of Directors President; Bill Mollard, Union Gospel Mission President; Elizabeth Crudgington, Quest Executive Director; Andrea Reimer, City of Vancouver Councillor; Minister Cadieux.
August 31, 2011