Announcements

Tools and Resources for the First Week Challenge Contest; Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Let people know to register for their chance to win $500 by quitting smoking for a week: http://www.FirstWeekChallengeContest.com is about incentivizing people to make more quit attempts.

If you are interested in promoting this campaign, please email FirstWeekChallengeContest@ontario.cancer.ca to find out what free tools and resources we have for you.

For more information about the contest, please visit http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR?fr_id=21409&pg=entry#.Vxkabj9G5p8.

Wanted: Youth Participation at SPARC 2016

Are you a youth – between the age of 16 and 29? Or, do you know a young performing arts practitioner? Please pass this on and circulate widely!

Attention Students! Call for Abstracts--10th Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange, Conference on Aging

Deadline April 29, 2016

The National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly is sponsoring a student poster competition at the Annual NICE Knowledge Exchange 2016.

May 26, 2016
Toronto, Ontario

Skills Online: Course in Health Literacy, Public Health Agency of Canada

Six in ten adult Canadians have difficulty understanding everyday health information.

Practitioners who integrate health literacy in their work help empower individuals and communities to take action for their health.

Health Literacy for Public Health Practitioners—a facilitated, online course from Skills Online —will help you:

Call for Abstracts Deadline Extended: CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging, Canadian Association on Gerontology

Deadline May 2, 2016

To help make sure you can join us at CAG2016: Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging, we’ve extended the deadline for the submission of abstracts until May 2, 2016!

45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting
Canadian Association on Gerontology
October 20-22, 2016
Montreal, Quebec
http://CAG2016.ca

We are also excited and honoured to welcome our esteemed keynote speakers at CAG2016!

Community Consultation Concerning Supervised Injection Services in Toronto

Toronto Public Health (The Works), Queen West-Central Toronto Community Health Centre and South Riverdale Community Health Centre are planning to add small-scale supervised injection services to their existing clinical health and harm reduction services for people who inject drugs. These agencies have been providing services to people who inject drugs for over 20 years. Implementation of supervised injection services are part of the range of strategies to reduce harm.

Incentives and Resources for Get Rolling During Bike to School Week, May 30 to June 3

Join students and teachers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in celebrating Bike to School Week, 30 May-3 June.

Register your school’s activities to support your EcoSchools and Healthy Schools programming, and to qualify for educational kits and incentives (while supplies last).

Skills Online: Dynamic Learning in Public Health, Public Health Agency of Canada

Skills Online is an award-winning, continuing education program that helps build the skills and knowledge you need to meet the competencies for public health practice. The program lets you fit learning into your schedule and connects you with knowledgeable, trained facilitators who guide you through your learning.

Skills Online helps you:

Call for Nominations--Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care

Deadline April 29, 2016

Ontario is now accepting applications for its Heather Crowe Smoke-Free Ontario Award. This award will recognize those who have made significant contributions toward a smoke-free Ontario.

Heather Crowe was a non-smoker who developed lung cancer after being exposed to second-hand smoke in her workplace. After her diagnosis, she traveled across Canada to advocate for improved second-hand smoke by-laws.

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