Every year on September 9th, International FASD Awareness Day is observed. People all around the world gather for events to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking during pregnancy and issues related to individuals and their support networks affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Geared to Public Health and allied health professionals, Concordia University of Edmonton continues for the 10th year to offer on-line courses leading to Graduate Certificates in Leadership, Strategic Communication and Work with Vulnerable Populations.
These courses provide tools and knowledge to practitioners to respond to complex challenges and changes in organizations and in communities. Some universities accept these courses and provide credit towards their MPH and other graduate programs.
Courses are offered every 8 weeks and delivered online.
The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT, http://www.nccmt.ca/) has developed and successfully piloted a 16-month mentorship program to provide public health professionals with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to act as knowledge brokers within their Health Department and advance the uptake and use of research evidence in public health practice.
While a universal basic income sounds like a better way to reduce poverty, it is expensive and could leave some people worse off. As a newly released Maytree policy brief on this issue argues, it’s time to look at the broader social safety net to see how well it works together and how to better guarantee a decent standard of living.
Stigma is a strong social force that keeps people out. In school when we’re teased for being gay, on dates when we’re told we aren’t white, masculine, or muscular enough, and when we are made to feel inferior because of who we are or who we love. Stigma makes people feel ashamed of their bodies and emotions. It polices their gender and attractions.
The federal government has signalled its willingness to re-evaluate the intergovernmental framework supporting active labour market policy – the programs governments provide to help unemployed Canadians get back to work.
These programs are crucial to ensuring workers do not get locked into cycles of long-term unemployment. This paper outlines some major problems with the current transfers system, including its link to EI and interprovincial inequality, and proposes solutions for a more equitable, responsive, and open framework.
The Canadian Association on Gerontology is pleased to announce a Call for Latebreaker Abstracts for CAG2016, our 45th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting (ASEM). The theme of the 2016 conference is “Fostering Innovation in Research on Aging.” Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference in gerontology and geriatrics in beautiful Montreal, Quebec. Registration is also now open!