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Five Ontario Communities Receive 1999 Caring Communities Award


The Caring Communities Award recognizes and celebrates communities whose imagination and collaboration have led to specific and long-lasting achievements, especially when faced with limited resources and difficult situations. The 1999 Caring Communities Award recipients are:

* La communaute theatrale franco-ontarienne, a coalition that connects French theatre organizations across the province;

* the Rayside-Balfour community near Sudbury;

* Rainy River First Nation located in Northwestern Ontario;

* Roebuck, a small town less than an hour's drive from Ottawa

* the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, made up of Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora and the Delaware First Nations, situated outside of Brantford.

For more information see or contact Cindy Little or Gabriella Skubincan (888) 504-8464

Call for Proposals--Ontario School Zone Safety Conference, CAA


Deadline April 28, 2017

CAA is hosting the Ontario School Zone Safety Conference in Toronto on October 2, 2017.

The challenge today is the multiple conversations happening around school transportation, and the shifting focus on active modes. The main purpose of this event is to bring together the many groups engaged in this, as well as our traditional road safety/ and IP professionals to frame a plan that all the different groups would be able to agree upon.

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


Deadline May 31, 2017

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.

Health Promotion Canada Membership Drive


Calling everyone who works in health promotion!

Health Promotion Canada has just launched its first national membership drive. Individual membership is open to students and individuals who work in health promotion at varying stages of their careers. Join us as we build member capacity and take action for health promotion in Canada.

Check out our member benefits and how to register here:

Call for Input—Consultation on the Development of Microbiological Guidance on Ready-To-Eat Smoked Fish, Health Canada


Deadline June 2, 2017

Health Canada’s Bureau of Microbial Hazards is in the process of developing microbiological guidance on ready-to-eat smoked fish and multi-ingredient products containing smoked fish.  This document is now available, upon request, on our website at
The consultation period will be held from April 4 to June 2, 2017.

Remembering Barbara Ronson


[Posted with the kind permission of Irving Rootman]
On March 22nd the field of health promotion in Canada lost a valued colleague. Barbara Ronson McNichol died suddenly and tragically in Sudbury. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Barbara when I was Director of the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto from 1990-2002.

New Website--Digital Liaisons: Lessons learned from using social media and ICT in HIV work, The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development


The Interagency Coalition on AIDS and Development (ICAD) is happy to announce the launch of the website Digital Liaisons: Lessons learned from using social media and ICT in HIV work.

This interactive, bilingual resource includes information, ideas and tools about innovative and strategic uses of social media and ICT in HIV and sexual health interventions in Canada, and internationally.


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