MEDIA ADVISORY: Exploring the Role of the Federal Government in Mental Health

May 31, 2015

In partnership with the Canadian Psychiatric
Association and the Canadian Psychological Association, The Economic
Club of Canada is pleased to host a representative from each major
federal political party as they share their perspectives on the role of
the federal government in supporting the mental health of Canadians.
While the federal government has direct responsibilities for a number of
populations (e.g. First Nations, Corrections Services, Military, Public
Servants), it also has an important collaborative and strategic role to
play with the provinces and territories when it comes to the provision
of mental health services and supports to Canadians.


Cathy McLeod, Parliamentary Secretary to the
Minister of Health and for Western Economic Diversification, Member of
Parliament, Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo

Murray Rankin, Q.C., M.P., Official Opposition Critic for Health, Deputy Critic for National Revenue, Member of Parliament, Victoria

The Honourable Hedy Fry, M.P., M.D., Vancouver Centre; Federal Liberal Critic for Health; Chair, BC Federal Liberal Caucus

Moderated By: Zul Merali, Ph.D. Vice
President Research, The Royal; President & CEO, uOttawa Institute of
Mental Health Research Founding Scientific Director, Canadian
Depression Research & Intervention Network

WHAT: MEDIA ADVISORY – “Exploring the Role of the Federal Government in Mental Health”
DATE: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
TIME: 7:30 am – 9:00 am
WHERE: The Fairmont Château Laurier – Laurier Room
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

Contact Information

  • To confirm your attendance or for more information about the
    event, please contact: The Economic Club of Canada
    Natasha Hope Morano, B.A. (Hons.), MA, Vice President
    613-686-6568 (FAX)



Waterloo Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

May 27, 2015

On Saturday, June 13th, Waterloo Region will be coming together to make muscles move
in an effort to fight against muscular dystrophy. The community will be
supporting thousands people who are living with a neuromuscular
disorder in Canada at the annual Waterloo Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.

Serving as the 2015 Waterloo Region Walk Ambassador, Jason
Tomesch truly believes in the power of this event. “Through our on going
participation in the Waterloo Region Walk, we have built a strong
network of supporters. It is a great way to spend a day outside with
friends and family, joining together toward a common goal of finding a
cure for muscular dystrophy. ”

Muscular dystrophy is a group of progressive muscle disorders
that weaken the muscles that control body movement. These effects can
be devastating and over time, many people with neuromuscular disorders
are unable to walk, speak or ultimately breathe. For some, the disorder
is fatal.

The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy
is “an opportunity for the community to come together and support those
affected by neuromuscular disorders at the local level,” describes
Stacey Lintern, Muscular Dystrophy Canada Ontario Executive Director.
This family-friendly, fully accessible event will include refreshments,
prizes and activities for children.

Muscular Dystrophy Canada receives almost no government
funding and relies on community events and the generosity of its donors.
Proceeds from the event support various programs including funding
equipment, assistive living devices, support services and fund research
to one day find a cure.

The fun will be taking place on Saturday, June 13th at Waterloo Park in Waterloo. Participant registration begins at 10:00 am and the walk, wheel and roll will begin at 11:00 am.

To take part in the Waterloo Region Walk for Muscular Dystrophy or for more information, please visit

Contact Information

Kerri Stocks
Revenue Development Manager, Ontario / National
Muscular Dystrophy Canada
1.877.850.8720 ext.1301


LumaPharm Brings Science to Skin with DermaQuest

May 25, 2015

LumaPharm, a leading Canadian professional
beauty brand distributor has brought DermaQuest Skin Therapy onboard
their growing roster of professional skincare lines. LumaPharm is
exclusively distributing the DermaQuest line, which is committed to
advancing the practical science of skin care, as the product is making
its official Canadian debut in multiple markets.

Lisa Santos, the National Business Development and Education
Manager of LumaPharm and a Certified Medical Aesthetician of over a
decade has partnered with Jerry Silva, the Founder of LumaPharm and one
of Canada’s leading beauty brand business developers to distribute
unique professional award winning skin care lines.

“We are excited to be exclusively distributing DermaQuest to
the Canadian market as it successfully advances the practical science of
skin care. The process of introducing, educating and making an
innovative product available to consumers in order to help change the
way they feel and look is what we are passionate about at LumaPharm,”
says Lisa Santos, National Business Development and Education Manager at LumaPharm.

With the help of Canadian distributor LumaPharm, the 2014
Canadian Beauty Innovation Award Winning brand ‘DermaQuest’ is rolling
out an exciting debut in a city near you:

Calgary: At ‘Skin Science’ on May 20, 2015

Victoria Island: At ‘Clean Skin Victoria’ on June 2015

Vancouver: At ‘LIFT: The Facial Revolution’ on June 2015

Toronto: Fall 2015

*Within each city, members of the media can book a
specialized consultation session to get introduced with the DermaQuest
brand and receive a complimentary skin analysis. If interested please
see contact information below.

Super ingredients, layering technology and value, DermaQuest
is known to craft exceptional luxury skincare products that makes sure
one’s skin realizes its fullest potential. From performance ingredients
such as plant stem cells to essential skin hydrators, DermaQuest is an
innovator in providing products that provide advanced therapy in order
to become a staple in your personal home care regimen.

About DermaQuest: As the first to formulate with innovative ingredients that are now considered essential to the industry, DermaQuest
is pleased to offer a comprehensive line of outstanding skincare
products for professional and home use. As lead chemist and CEO, Sam
Dhatt directs DermaQuest from a place of knowledge and understanding
about the multifaceted world of skincare with the highest quality of
ingredients, state-of-the-art lab and a team of educators to craft
exceptional luxury skincare products. DermaQuest products are
paraben-free and not tested on animals.

For more information on DermaQuest:

About LumaPharm: LumaPharm is the Canadian
distributor of result-based professional skin care lines. Committed to
advancing the practical science of skin care every product under
LumaPharm is scientifically formulated using performance ingredients.
All products distributed by LumaPharm are paraben-free and not tested on

For more information on LumaPharm:

Contact Information

Ahmed Saleh
Media Strategy Coordinator
(647) 865-0991


Advice For Those Seeking Quality Dental Care

May 9, 2015

Many parents receive referrals to a pediatric orthodontist from their dentist, and those referrals lead to recommendations for thousands of dollars of treatment. Often, these children are still in the early years of elementary school. However, waiting for their mouths to grow often corrects many of the problems that dentists notice at that age.

When you start noticing a cavity forming, or any tooth pain, you should call a dentist as soon as possible. This is because once this starts happening, you could lose the tooth. You could also end up spending tons of money getting it replaced. Take care of your teeth regularly and find a dentist in your area.

If you’re having a problem with a tooth infection and you can’t make it to the dentist, try the emergency room. An infection can do a lot of damage to your body if it goes untreated. You will get antibiotics but it will cost you quite a bit of money.

Make sure you’re flossing every day. Brushing and using oral rinses can get rid of the majority of plaques, but it won’t get rid of everything. Flossing allows you to ensure you’re getting rid of any plaque that’s gotten between your teeth. These areas can’t be reached by brushing or rinsing so it’s important to floss.

Avoid snacking on carbs if possible. Potato chips and other salty snacks will not be easy to remove from your teeth. If you need to have a snack, choose some fruits or another healthy food. Clean your teeth immediately afterward if you can, or plan on spending more time flossing later.

Brushing is only effective when you do it the right way. Your toothbrush should be held an angle. In addition, you should use quick back-and-forth motions to clean your teeth. Make sure that you don’t brush too intensely, because you could harm your gums. Finally, don’t forget to brush your tongue, either.

You can efficiently prevent tooth decay by using a mouth wash that contains fluoride. You should check the labels of the products you buy and look for fluoride. Do not take a fluoride supplement if you decide to use some mouth wash or toothpaste that is already enriched in fluoride.

Your mouth is full of both good and bad bacteria. To help destroy the bad bacteria in your mouth brush your teeth using a fluoride toothpaste several times a day. Ask your dentist for his recommendation of the toothpaste that will work best to protect your teeth from bacteria.

Flossing isn’t always easy. If you have a hard time working the floss down and then back up again, consider picking up a product that is “waxed.” You can also look for a floss holder, which should assist you in getting the floss to do what you need it to do.

Your tongue should be brushed, along with your teeth. Your tongue is in very close proximity to your teeth, so it is only natural that you should take care of it the same as your teeth. Bacteria can fester on your tongue. Neglecting these bacteria can cause serious problems and give you bad breath.

Just because mint is something that is not appealing to you or the rest of your family, always keep up with your brushing! There are many more flavors to toothpaste than just mint. Choose one you know they like, or find out what the options are.

As was said earlier in the article, many pediatric orthodontists are more interested in building sales than recommending necessary treatments. As a result, your children may get suggestions for treatments they do not yet need. The natural growing process frequently fixes many of the issues that come up at those early appointments.this article is brought to you by DremDental clinc, the best dental clinic in Toronto


Worried About Your Teeth? Read This Advice

Apr 22, 2015

In addition to their usefulness for eating, your teeth are often the first thing people notice about you. A great smile can put others at ease and build your self-confidence. If you take care of your teeth, they can be an asset for a lifetime. Read these tips for the best smile possible.

A glass of water a day keeps the dentist away. Actually, make that eight glasses of water, or 64 ounces. When you drink enough water, you are less likely to drink things that harm your teeth. When you skimp on water, you fill up on soda pop, Kool-Aid, and other sugary drinks.

Regularly clean your teeth and get some whitening strips to get better-looking teeth. Use the products as directed. You should not use whitening strips too frequently, or you will damage your teeth.

A toothache has been said to be right up there, if not worse than labor pains. For this reason, it is important to address a toothache at the very first sign of pain. Don’t assume that the pain will just pass. Get it checked out to make sure there is not something more serious going on like an abscess, which can turn serious rather quickly.

Flossing isn’t always easy. If you have a hard time working the floss down and then back up again, consider picking up a product that is “waxed.” You can also look for a floss holder, which should assist you in getting the floss to do what you need it to do.

Don’t use a hard toothbrush when brushing your teeth. Soft and medium brushes are gentle on the teeth, ensuring your enamel stays securely in place. Hard bristles can cause problems that lead to cavities, decay and breakage. It’s best to ask your dentist which brush brand he recommends when you visit.

Foods rich in calcium and vitamin D are great for strengthening your teeth. Include milk, cheese and yogurt in your diet. If you suffer from an intolerance of lactose, try taking calcium supplements. By getting enough calcium, your teeth will whiten, and your chance of getting cavities will decrease.

Consider using a toothbrush with soft bristles. Your gums are very sensitive. Medium and hard bristles can damage them more than you know. Try switching to a toothbrush with soft bristles to protect them. You should especially consider switching if you already have any trouble with gum pain or bleeding.

It can be quite uncomfortable to be intimately engaged in a conversation with someone who has horrible breath. Maybe it is something they ate, or just plain old bad dental care habits. Whatever the case may be, a good way to help yourself out of this situation is to carry around gum or mints. Have one yourself and offer them one at the same time. This makes a polite gesture a successful covert operation.

Calcium plays a huge role in tooth strength, so make sure you’re getting at least 500mg per day. If you’re not eating a lot of dairies, nuts or calcium-rich vegetables, take a supplement instead. This is the best way to avoid enamel problems or cavities down the road, so take it seriously.

You need to add more calcium to your diet for healthy teeth. Eating foods that are high in calcium, such as milk, cheese and dairy products, will keep your teeth very strong. If calcium enriched foods are not to your taste, take a supplement pill instead.

These tips should help you maintain a killer smile throughout your life. White and healthy teeth take some effort, but there are many products to help you out. For more ideas, talk to your dentist. Your dentist is the expert and knows all the ways to keep your teeth looking their best. brought to you by dental clinic Toronto