Announcements

New Resource--Evidence Brief: Predictors and risk factors of texting and driving among youth, Public Health Ontario

According to current collision trends, fatalities from the impacts of distracted driving are forecasted to exceed those from drinking and driving by 2016. Texting and driving increases collision or near-collision event risk by 23 times compared to those driving without any distraction. Additionally, drivers younger than 25 years of age were more likely than older drivers to read or send text messages or e-mails while driving. For this reason, youth texting and driving is of particular concern.

Resources Available to Help Keep Students Safe on Take Our Kids to Work™ Day, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

On November 5, 2014, grade nine students across Canada will visit the workplace of a parent, relative or friend as part of the National program, Take Our Kids to Work™ day. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) reminds all organizations involved to make safety a priority on this day and to take extra care to protect the visiting students from any hazards that may be present in the workplace.

Call for Presentations--2015 Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors AGM & Convention

Deadline November 24, 2015

The Ontario Association of Non-Profit Homes and Services for Seniors (OANHSS) is inviting proposals to present at our 2015 Annual General Meeting and Convention, Great Places to Live and Work.

Toronto, Ontario
April 13-15, 2015
Sheraton Centre

This event is an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with senior staff from the long term care, seniors’ housing and community service sectors.

New Resource--Conference Highlights, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation

On Oct 5-6, 2014, hundreds of people gathered in Toronto for TCAT's 7th annual Complete Streets Forum (http://http://tcat.ca/completestreetsforum2014) to share ideas and learn from practitioners and researchers from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and around the world.

Call for Participants--National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health Website Evaluation Focus Group

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) is currently  evaluating their website to better serve public health stakeholders like you.  
 
We would like to offer you a personal invitation to take part in a telephone focus group to share your thoughts on the NCCDH’s website.  

The focus groups will…

New Resource – Local Sustainable Food Systems: Ensuring food for today and our future, HC Link

This issue of inDepth, written by farm and food consultant Joan Brady, examines the basic principles of sustainable food system development. After outlining the key concepts of food security, sustainability and the six components of a food system, the resource identifies opportunities and approaches for making changes to improve the sustainability of local food systems.

New Resources--Classroom Materials, Kisses 4 CANFAR, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research

The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) has released classroom-ready lesson plans about HIV and AIDS, in both English and French, as part of the nationwide awareness initiative Kisses 4 CANFAR. Kisses 4 CANFAR generates ongoing dialogue about HIV and AIDS, prevention, and stigma reduction. Education promoting awareness and prevention is one of the best ways to fight the AIDS pandemic.

New Resource--Metastatic Breast Cancer Portal, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

In recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13, 2014, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) was proud to announce the launch of an online portal recognizing and addressing the experience of metastatic breast cancer

New Resource--Children Vulnerable in Areas of Early Development: A Determinant of Child Health, Canadian Institute for Health Information

How do we know whether our children are developing well?

Children who are exposed to optimal environments early in life have the best opportunities to grow up healthy and happy.

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