New Report: Cancer Care Ontario Releases Ontario Cancer Statistics 2016

Cancer Care Ontario is pleased to announce the release of Ontario Cancer Statistics (OCS) 2016, a report which describes the changing burden of cancer in Ontario.

New Video--Using Evidence in Public Health Decisions: Why it Matters, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools

In this video, four Canadian experts explain why evidence-informed decision making is essential for public health. David Mowat, Carol Timmings, Gaynor Watson-Creed and Jocelyne Sauvé talk candidly about the impact that using evidence has had on their practices.

Using evidence to inform public health decisions can benefit the individuals, organizations and communities:

New Website for Tamarack

When Tamarack was founded in 2002, the hope was to create an institute that would deeply understand community change and would help organizations and citizens work better together for a collective impact. Communities everywhere face increasingly complex challenges – from climate change to economic inequality to disruptive technologies – and our goal is to equip you with the latest in community change in order to effect lasting change in your community. So, we are constantly asking ourselves, how can we better support our learners as they face these complex challenges?

New Report--Recommendations for Reducing Chronic Disease in First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Path to Prevention), Cancer Care Ontario

Cancer Care Ontario is pleased to announce the publication of a new report entitled Path to Prevention – Recommendations for Reducing Chronic Disease in First Nations, Inuit and Métis (Path to Prevention):

Now Available—Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention in Canada, Volume 36:6

Inside this issue

1. Strengthening the evidence and action on multi-sectoral partnerships in public health: an action research initiative
C. D. Willis, J. K. Greene, A. Abramowicz, B. L. Riley

2. Status report – The Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program: a dynamic and innovative injury surveillance system
J. Crain, S. McFaull, W. Thompson, R. Skinner, M. T. Do, M. Fréchette, S. Mukhi

Call for Participants—Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities Study

The impacts of gender and migration status on accessing direct/flexible/self-directed social funding for developmental services in Ontario

This new study explores the advantages/disadvantages, barriers and solutions for young adults with developmental disabilities and their family caregivers (Canadian-born and immigrant) when it comes to accessing social funding for developmental services in Ontario.

The researchers are now recruiting the following participants within the G.T.A.:

New Resource—2016 Stroke Report: The stroke-dementia connection, Heart and Stroke Foundation

Having a stroke more than doubles your risk of developing dementia.

These two frightening brain diseases are closely related, according to the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s 2016 Stroke Report, available online at at

Out of every 100 stroke patients without a history of dementia, 16 are likely to develop dementia after their first or subsequent stroke. One in three Canadians will develop stroke, dementia, or both.

Call for Presenters--The MBA Symposium

Deadline July 11, 2016

This event, held annually in November, brings together more than 100 individuals who work with adolescent youth and who are interested in learning about new programs, new trends, new tools and techniques and virtually anything which will help them better support and serve youth in their communities.

The MBA Symposium (More and Better Approach to working with youth)
Milton, Ontario
November 23-24, 2016
Teatro Convention Centre

Registration for the TEACH online Core Course is open!

The TEACH Project has a primary goal of reducing the prevalence of tobacco use in Ontario by increasing identification and treatment capacity by health and allied practitioners from diverse disciplines and service settings. TEACH is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in Ontario as part of the Smoke-Free Ontario initiative,  in order to offer accessible, evidence-based training and continuing professional education.
Upcoming offerings:

  • July 6 – August 10, 2016

Online Core Course:

Call for Applications--Youth Friendly Communities

Deadline January 4, 2017

If you believe you live in a Youth Friendly Community, and your community has not yet been recognized, then this may be the time!

In Ontario, 45 communities have been recognized and more than 42% of Ontario's adolescent population call these Youth Friendly Communities 'home.'  

Let yours be one of them!

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