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New Policy Brief--Portable housing benefit as an indispensable component of ending homelessness in Canada, Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest, EEnet

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The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest’s (CoI) developed a policy brief, "A Portable Housing Benefit as an Indispensable Component of Ending Homelessness in Canada”: http://eenet.ca/sites/default/files/OFHRN-CoI-Policy-Brief_Portable-Hous....

New Website--Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks, CCOHS

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The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a microsite full of tools and resources to help workplaces and communities minimize the impact of flu and infectious disease outbreaks.

Featuring a mobile friendly layout and design, the Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks site provides information, tips, and resources intended to help keep workplaces operational and people healthy, working, and thriving during a widespread flu outbreak, or a pandemic.

Resources from Ophea: BrainBlitz and Kids’ Run Club

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New Resource: BrainBlitz

Take an Active Break with BrainBlitz!

BrainBlitz is a series of 25 bilingual activity cards that make it quick, fun, and easy to take an active break during learning, and can be used as an opportunity to improve attention or as part of a fun team-building activity.

The resource includes 5 activity cards for each of the following themes: meditation and relaxation, dance and rhythm, movement and physical activity, balance and yoga, and life skills.

Designed to be completed in 5-15 minutes, BrainBlitz activity cards:

New Resource--Walking the Talk: A toolkit for engaging youth in mental health, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health

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The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has created Walking the Talk: A toolkit for engaging youth in mental health: http://www.yetoolkit.ca/content/definition.

The toolkit is based on a positive youth development model and includes good information on:

Call for Abstracts--Public Health 2018

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Deadline December 5, 2017

Public Health 2018 is Canada's largest public health knowledge exchange event. It is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Montréal, Québec
May 28-31, 2018

Call for Abstracts--10th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

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Deadline December 8, 2017

The Ottawa Conference has become a recognized national reference point for health professionals seeking to gain knowledge in clinical smoking cessation - an important area of preventative health practice. This is an accredited opportunity for knowledge exchange for a variety of stakeholders including physicians, nurses, other healthcare and community practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers.

New Resource--Making the Case for Workplace Wellness Programs, CCOHS

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To help employers better understand the value of workplace wellness programs, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the e-course, Business Case for Workplace Wellness. With many workers in Canada spending the majority of their waking hours at work each day, employers are starting to realize the importance of offering workplace wellness programs and the positive impact they can have.

Build Your Public Health Career at PH SPOT

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Founded in 2016 and based in Toronto, PH SPOT is the leading career development spot for public health professionals.

Our mission is to provide public health professionals with great resources to build their careers. We deliver hand-picked public health jobs, resources, mentorship, and inspiration through our platform. We see PH SPOT becoming the ultimate hub where public health leaders are fostered, meaningful relationships are built, and significant impact is made around the world.

Check it out: http://www.phspot.ca.

Changes at HC Link

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After 9 years of helping community groups, organizations and partnerships across Ontario to build healthier communities, HC Link will cease operations on March 31st, 2018, due to the withdrawal of funding.

HC Link is a partnership of three provincial organizations: Health Nexus, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition (OHCC) and Parent Action on Drugs (PAD).

Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit “No money for food is …. Cent$less” Campaign Launches Second Phase

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About seventy thousand people in Simcoe Muskoka struggle to put food on the table every year. This is about the same number of people who live in Huntsville, Orillia and Collingwood combined. Well aware of this, local food banks are gearing up for seasonal food drives to help address urgent food needs over the holiday season and into the long winter months that follow.
 

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