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Call for Proposals--2018 Rainbow Health Ontario Conference: Because LGBTQ Health Matters

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Deadline May 31, 2017

Rainbow Health Ontario is seeking proposals for the 2018 Rainbow Health Ontario Conference: Because LGBTQ Health Matters.

The biennial Rainbow Health Ontario conference is a learning and sharing forum for agents of change in LGBTQ health and wellness. The conference brings together health and social service providers, community members, researchers, and policy makers to advance the health outcomes of LGBTQ Ontarians.

Call for Submissions--Vision Zero Advocate Institute Awards

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Deadline May 31, 2017

Is your community doing something incredible in road safety? The Vision Zero Advocate Institute Awards are for communities who showcase dedication to safety, innovation and achieving a world with zero traffic fatalities.

Submissions are due on May 31st, 2017, and there is a total prizing of $12,500 in traffic safety solutions available.

New resource from Public Health Ontario and the Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee 2016--What’s new in tobacco control for Ontario?

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Tobacco continues to be a leading cause of preventable death in Ontario. Approximately two million Ontarians still smoke and tobacco use is responsible for 13,000 deaths per year. That’s 36 deaths per day.

New website--Parachute Vision Zero Network

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In Canada, Vision Zero road safety initiatives are emerging from coast to coast. This is a watershed moment for road safety in Canada and Parachute has responded to stakeholder needs to create Parachute Vision Zero Network, a network that brings key players together across sectors, shares current knowledge and best practices, draws attention and access to the importance of data and evidence, and provides access to valuable resources to build capacity. This work was kicked off when Parachute hosted Canada’s first ever Vision Zero Summit in Toronto in 2016.

Resources Available to Help Workplaces Take Action During Mental Health Week, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

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In the workplace, the traditional view of health and safety has expanded from physical hazards, to a more comprehensive approach that incorporates the total health and well-being, including the mental health, of employees. To help organizations promote mental health, and take action on creating a mentally healthy workplace, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has a variety of bilingual tools and resources available.

Healthy Minds at Work Portal
http://www.ccohs.ca/healthyminds

Cancelled: Breastfeeding Education Day: Breastfeeding: Sharing the Knowledge & Supporting our Families, Breastfeeding Collaborative of Dufferin & East Wellington

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Unfortunately, due to low enrollment for the upcoming Breastfeeding Education Day originally planned for Tuesday, May 9th, a decision was made to cancel the event.

The Collaborative of Dufferin and East Wellington will be revisiting the community’s needs and interests for breastfeeding education, and adjust the objectives accordingly. Depending on the outcome, there may be similar opportunities in the future.

Thank you for your interest and support for ongoing breastfeeding education.

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