On Oct 5-6, 2014, hundreds of people gathered in Toronto for TCAT's 7th annual Complete Streets Forum (http://http://tcat.ca/completestreetsforum2014) to share ideas and learn from practitioners and researchers from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and around the world.
This issue of inDepth, written by farm and food consultant Joan Brady, examines the basic principles of sustainable food system development. After outlining the key concepts of food security, sustainability and the six components of a food system, the resource identifies opportunities and approaches for making changes to improve the sustainability of local food systems.
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) has released classroom-ready lesson plans about HIV and AIDS, in both English and French, as part of the nationwide awareness initiative Kisses 4 CANFAR. Kisses 4 CANFAR generates ongoing dialogue about HIV and AIDS, prevention, and stigma reduction. Education promoting awareness and prevention is one of the best ways to fight the AIDS pandemic.
In recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13, 2014, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) was proud to announce the launch of an online portal recognizing and addressing the experience of metastatic breast cancer
SPARC needs your help! Do you know a Youth involved with the performing arts in your community? Nominate them!
The voice and perspective of Youth (ages 16-29) has been and continues to be an important part of SPARC. Funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation is available to support 14 youth from Ontario in the full costs of food, accommodation and travel. (Be sure to connect with that Youth to ensure they are available and willing to attend the full two-day conference.) Youth are also encouraged to apply themselves.
In the lead-up to the 2014 municipal election in Toronto, the Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CRICH) is introducing a new resource, "Evidence for a healthy city: informing healthy municipal policy."
A survey of recent CRICH evidence generated five points of key importance to the health and wellbeing of Toronto residents: