Announcements

The Ontario Public Health Convention, Public Health Ontario

Toronto, Ontario
March 29 to 31, 2017
 
The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March we will explore this year’s theme, Global challenges. Local solutions.
 
Check out workshops, panel discussions and sessions including:

Cancer Care Ontario Launches Ontario Cancer Profiles Online Tool

Cancer Care Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of Ontario Cancer Profiles, a self-serve, interactive tool that gives instant access to recent, customizable provincial and regional Ontario cancer statistics on select cancer burden, risk factor and screening indicators.

This tool was created to provide the public health community, healthcare providers, researchers and other stakeholders with Ontario cancer surveillance, population health and screening data that can inform the planning, design and delivery of regional cancer prevention and control efforts.

Call for Input—Evaluation of CATIE’s Programs and Services

CATIE is evaluating our programs and services to better understand how we are doing at meeting the needs of people working on the front lines of the response to HIV and hepatitis C in Canada. This information is critical to CATIE as it allows us to better understand how we are doing and how we could better meet your needs.

If you are a frontline service provider doing HIV- and/or hepatitis C-related work, we need your feedback. Please complete the 15-minute online evaluation.: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3226150/CATIE-evaluation-2017.

All responses are anonymous.

Funding Opportunity--School Ground Greening Grants, Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds

Deadline April 13, 2017

The Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature.
 
Eligible expenses include:

Call for Proposals: 2017 EPION Conference

Deadline February 16, 2017

About EPION:

Call for Input—Clinical Trials Education for Health Care Practitioners, Continuing Professional Development at Queen’s University Survey

The office of Continuing Professional Development at Queen’s University is committed to providing innovative healthcare education.  Currently, we are looking for ways to support primary health care practitioners who have patients enrolled in pharmaceutical clinical trials. To help us understand how best to support primary health care practitioners (physicians, registered and/or registered practical nurses, dieticians, social workers, etc.), we are conducting a needs assessment for these groups.

Save the Date: "Measuring Return to Work" Conference, Bancroft Institute

Toronto, Ontario
February 9 and 10, 2017

How do we measure Return to Work? How should we?

The next Bancroft Institute event will be looking at the way Return to Work is measured in various jurisdictions, as well as how it could be.

The event will feature participation from academics, advocates, WSIB staff, and more.

Registration information will be circulated shortly, but in the meantime, mark it down in your calendar.

Februay 9, Location TBA, 6:30 p.m.
Keynote Address by Ellen MacEachen followed by a social event.

Call for Host Proposals--Bring the Canadian Food Movement to your Community, Food Secure Canada

Deadline March 31, 2017

In November 2018, we will hold our 10th National Assembly and we are looking for a host organization and community to partner with.

Since 2001, Food Secure Canada (FSC) has hosted biennial assemblies bringing people together from across the food system to meet, exchange ideas and strategize for collective projects. These vibrant 3-day events include fantastic food, inspiring plenaries, and engaging sessions, tours, businesses and organizations. Read about our past assemblies, with the most recent bringing together 900 people in Toronto.

New Report--The kids are not alright: How the food and beverage industry is marketing our children and youth to death, Heart & Stroke

The Heart & Stroke 2017 Report on the Health of Canadians examines how industry is marketing unhealthy food and beverages directly to our children and youth, and how this is affecting their preferences and choices, their family relationships and their health.

Read the report at http://heartandstroke.ca/heartreport.

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