RFP--Strategic Plan Consultant, Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline February 15, 2016

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals from qualified consultants to prepare a strategic plan for the Gay Men’s Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH).  The consultant must have significant experience in not for profit and community based agency strategic planning.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.  Consultant must have expertise in working with diverse stakeholders.  Consultants with experience working at the provincial or national level are preferred.

New Program--Run to Quit, Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society has launched a new tobacco cessation program called Run to Quit.  This program uses physical activity as a cessation aide to help Canadians end their tobacco addiction.  The initiative builds on the tremendous success of the pilot which showed quit rates of almost 29% after the 10 week program and sustained physical activity levels by 100% of participants at post 6 months.    

Call for Nominations--Landmark Behavior Change Case Studies Promoting Walking and Cycling

Deadline June 3, 2016

Tools of Change is soliciting nominations for its 2016 Landmark behavior change case studies in two topic areas – (1) energy conservation and (2) active /sustainable transportation. If you know of anyone working on a particularly effective or innovative approach for promoting walking and cycling, please consider nominating them – or yourself. All nominations must include measured impact results.

New Resource – Effectiveness of vision screening programs for children aged one to six years, PHO

This systematic review of reviews summarizes the evidence on the effectiveness of organized, universal vision screening programs for children aged one to six years. In addition, the review provides a comparison of varying childhood vision screening approaches across Canada, the US, and other developed countries.

For more information, you can view the report on PHO’s website:

Call for Abstracts--Global Symposium on Violence Prevention, Peel Institute on Violence Prevention – Family Services of Peel

Deadline February 26, 2016

The Peel Institute on Violence Prevention - Family Services of Peel would like to invite you to submit your abstracts to build a dialogue on innovative approaches to prevention service, policy development and research on interpersonal violence by sharing the collective wisdom, developed during the past  30 years.

Global Symposium on Violence Prevention
Mississauga, Ontario
June 23-25, 2016
University of Toronto – Mississauga Campus

Call for Nominations--2016 Canadian Women's Heart Health Advocacy Award

Deadline March 25, 2016

Recognizing visionary contributions as an advocate for the heart health of women in Canada, through mobilizing others to increase awareness and take action to reduce women's risk of heart disease.

Call for Stories--Equity and Social Determinants of Health in Environmental Health/Health Protection Practice, BCCDC Project

Deadline February 19, 2016
Have you or a colleague taken steps to address social determinants with an individual, collaborated with others to respond to a complex situation, or tried to make your organization more responsive to vulnerable individuals or communities?
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is looking for stories from health protection or environmental health staff (e.g., public health inspectors and environmental health officers) who have taken action on health equity or the social determinants of health through their work.

Call for Applications--Paula Goering 2016 Award

Deadline March 11, 2016

This award recognizes an innovative researcher-knowledge user collaborative project for integrated knowledge translation in the area of mental health and addictions.

The $2000 award is named in recognition of Dr. Paula Goering’s wide-ranging and significant contributions to the field of mental health services research in Canada and internationally, including advancements in the field of knowledge translation.

The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation: Cities for People Civic Innovation Awards

Deadline February 29, 2016

The objective of the Cities for People Civic Innovation Awards is to support initiatives that position post-secondary institutions as civic actors catalyzing positive change in cities. The award supports innovative collaborations between post-secondary institutions and community organizations or businesses that strengthen their communities.

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