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In this week's issue our very own Robyn Kalda discusses the loss of data that accompanied the loss of the long-form census and the remaining options for health promoters.

For our September 18 issue, we are planning a round up of election links of interest to Ontario health promoters. If you know of online sites, resources or events that you think will be useful to our readers, please email us at [email protected]!

Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to [email protected].


Issues Of Substance 2015, Canada's National Conference for the Addictions and Mental Health Fields, Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and Mise Sur To


Montreal, Quebec
November 15-18, 2015

The early bird registration deadline (September 14) is fast approaching for Issues of Substance (IOS) 2015, Canada’s national conference for the addictions and mental health fields. Hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse in partnership with Mise sur toi, the conference is centred around the theme Addiction matters.

Conference Highlights:

Content will focus on practical, interactive workshops and oral presentations that showcase new research and evidence-informed practices. Topics include:

Positive Youth Development Train the Trainer Workshop, Parks and Recreation Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
October 8, 2015

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Positive Youth Development (PYD) is an approach that sees communities and agencies supporting youth as they develop socially, emotionally, ethically, physically and cognitively. During this day-long workshop, join other youth development workers and managers in learning tools needed to return to your agency armed with skills, resources and research designed to help you train and support your youth workers.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 24 (save $30)

Using the Policy Readiness Tool in Public Health, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools


October 1, 2015

1:00-2:30 p.m. (EST)

Part 2 of 2-part webinar

Hear stories of how public health practitioners have used the Policy Readiness Tool in practice and discuss challenges and successes when applying the tool.

For more information or to register for Part 2:

Reminder: registration for Part 1 (Sept 17, 1:00-2:30 p.m.) is still open:

3rd Lillian Wright Maternal-Child Health Learning Institute: Global Maternal-Child Health, Women's Health Research Chair in Mental Health Office, Faculty of Health at York University


Toronto, Ontario
October 1, 2015

York University

Speakers will present local, national and international perspectives.

Keynote Speakers:

Public Educator, Living Life to the Full for Older Adult Caregivers, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 28, 2015

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, is seeking an experienced, bilingual Public Educator for a full-time contract to develop and deliver mental health literacy workshops in partnership with community organizations in Toronto, including health centres, older adult centres, community housing sites, Francophone organizations, and cultural/religious hubs. The Public Educator will also take a leadership role in creating Francophone and other cultural and language adaptations of CMHA’s Living Life to the Full course.

Physician Education-Quality Specialist, Quality Management Partnership, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 21, 2015

1 Year Contract/Secondment

Our client, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) is the self-regulating body for the province's medical profession. The College regulates the practice of medicine to protect and serve the public interest. It issues certificates of registration to doctors to allow them to practise medicine, monitors and maintains standards of practice through peer assessment and remediation and investigates complaints against doctors on behalf of the public.


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