OPHA – A Call to Action for Preconception Health Promotion and Care

The Ontario Public Health Association’s (OPHA) has released a new position paper on preconception health in Ontario, SHIFT – Enhancing the Health of Ontarians: A Call to Action for Preconception Health Promotion and Care.  

OPHA is calling for a coordinated and comprehensive approach to preconception health in Ontario.  Current population health trends require a shift to include preconception health into our existing health promotion and health care efforts.

New fact sheet from NCCMT! Anatomy of a Systematic Review

A Tool to Help with Critical Appraisal

This fact sheet, developed by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools, lists and describes the parts of a systematic review and indicates which parts are most likely to contain key information necessary to assess the review’s quality. Knowing what to look for and where to find it in a systematic review facilitates the critical appraisal process.

For more information and to access the resource, visit


Available and In-Development Resources from the The Healthy Aboriginal Network

Call for Feedback: Violence against Women and Girls Focus Group Short, a Draft Comic Book Story

New Online Tool from Cancer Care Ontario – My CancerIQ / Mon QICancer

An innovative online cancer risk assessment tool developed by Cancer Care Ontario and tailored to Ontarians launched with assessments for breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer with new assessments being added in the future.

New Resources--National Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System Website, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

With the recent announcement of the changes to Canada's Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS 2015), a website has been released to help Canadians transition from the old WHMIS system to WHMIS 2015 which implements the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Call for Proposals--Rainbow Health Ontario 2016 Conference

Deadline May 31, 2015

Rainbow Health Ontario is seeking proposals for the RHO 2016 Conference: Because LGBTQ Health Matters.

London, Ontario
March 9-11, 2016

Conference Theme and Key Issues

The biennial Rainbow Health Ontario Conference is the only conference in Canada focused on the health and wellness of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transand queer (LGBTQ) communities.

Why does LGBTQ health matter?

Canadian Journal of Public Health Supplement on Healthy Canada by Design

Our final act at the Healthy Canada by Design (HCBD) CLASP Initiative was completing a Canadian Journal of Public Health Supplement that was dedicated to the work of the HCBD CLASP I partners. 

Call for Content--2015 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum

Deadline March 13, 2015

The Call for Content for the 2015 edition of the Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum is now open.  The theme is Creativity as Practice: Mobilizing Diverse Ways of Thinking.

Montreal, Quebec
May 14-15, 2015

Call for Abstracts--Deadline Extended Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2015 Conference

Deadline February 27, 2015 [Ed: updated February 20]

Celebrating 25 years of the CanadianSociety for Epidemiology and Biostatistics!

"Paradigms to Pragmatism: Epidemiology and Biostatistics for the Changing World"
June 1-4, 2015
Chestnut Centre
Toronto, Ontario

New Resource--2015 Report on the Health of Canadians Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Solving Cardiovascular Disease Through Research, Heart and Stroke Foundation

The Heart and Stroke Foundation released the 2015 Report on the Health of Canadians Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Solving Cardiovascular Disease Through Research.

The report outlines six decades of progress that has improved the heart health of Canadians, and outlines the challenges that lie ahead and the research required to meet them.

Read the report online at

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