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:// 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.

SPARC Network Summit Application Deadline Extended

Deadline October 24, 2014

SPARC needs your help! Do you know a Youth involved with the performing arts in your community? Nominate them!

The voice and perspective of Youth (ages 16-29) has been and continues to be an important part of SPARC. Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation is available to support 14 youth from Ontario in the full costs of food, accommodation and travel. (Be sure to connect with that Youth to ensure they are available and willing to attend the full two-day conference.) Youth are also encouraged to apply themselves.

New Resource--Evidence for a healthy city: informing healthy municipal policy, Centre for Research on Inner City Health

In the lead-up to the 2014 municipal election in Toronto, the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) is introducing a new resource, "Evidence for a healthy city: informing healthy municipal policy."

A survey of recent CRICH evidence generated five points of key importance to the health and wellbeing of Toronto residents:

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