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Pink Shirt Day 2021 Campaign focused on high levels of cyberbullying

The switch from in-class to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented teachers, students and families with some unique challenges. And unfortunately, staff at the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston (BGCK) say one of them is a marked increase in cyberbullying. “With everything moving online, we have been

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AMHS-KFLA and Frontenac OPP partnership supports rural communities

The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), alongside Addiction and Mental Health Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA) are relaunching a program cut short by the pandemic in March 2020. In the spring, the innovative, collaborative program saw experienced mental health staff at AMHS-KFLA partner with

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‘Integrated Care Hub’ opening at Artillery Park

An Integrated Care Hub to serve Kingston’s most vulnerable population is set to open at Artillery Park on Monday, July. 20, 2020. HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) and Street Health Centre announced the establishment of the new 24/7 drop-in centre on Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020. The location will provide a centre

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CMHA Kingston Branch announces upcoming closure

After 40 years of serving the community, the Kingston Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has announced it is closing. Stating that “it has been a privilege to serve the community” in a press release on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the local CMHA said its Board of Directors

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Transgender health clinic opens in Kingston

Navigating Ontario’s health care system can be difficult for any patient. For trans and intersex patients, these barriers to care can be virtually insurmountable. Three local health care professionals are trying to change this with a new transgender health clinic. A gynecologist by training, Dr. Ashley Waddington started a clinic

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