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Call for Input--Updating Canadian Cancer Statistics, Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee Survey

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Deadline February 15, 2018

The Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee is in the process of conducting a review of the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication (http://www.cancer.ca/statistics). This may mean changes to the publication’s content, format and frequency. We need your input to help make sure our decisions support the needs of the cancer community.

How can you help? Please complete this questionnaire. It should not take more than 15 minutes.

Online Course Addresses Impairment in the Workplace, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

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When workers are impaired on the job, whether by fatigue, use of drugs, or consumption of alcohol, it can have serious consequences. To help workplaces take steps to address the issue of impairment, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the e-course Impairment and Cannabis in the Workplace.

Funding available for Ontario Active School Travel initiatives, Green Communities Canada

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Deadline March 9, 2018

January 17  saw the launch of the Ontario Active School Travel Fund. Up to $100K in funding will be provided to partnership-based projects that expand active school travel and build a foundation for lasting impact.

Green Communities Canada is soliciting applications to the Fund from communities across Ontario. The lead applicant must be one of the following key local stakeholders for active school travel in the applicant community:

Economic Literacy for a Green Economy Online Course--20 Half-Price Registrations Available for ENGOs Outside Toronto, Sustainability Network

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Take advantage of this opportunity to enrol, and take part in the  Economic Literacy for a Green Economy course.  This online training program builds better understanding of economic concepts, and their role in supporting a sustainable society.

Call for Abstracts--CAG2018: Making It Matter: Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice & Policy

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Deadline April 16, 2018

Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging.  Abstracts are welcomed from all disciplines and all interests in aging, including research, practice, policy and related work.  International submissions are encouraged.  We are also pleased to offer the CIHR-IA Student Poster Competition and student travel assistance grants.  

New Resource--Burden of Cancer Caused by Infections in Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario

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Cancer Care Ontario has released a new report, Burden of Cancer Caused by Infections in Ontario, which estimates the number of cancer cases diagnosed in Ontario that are caused by infection with certain cancer causing agents. This information can be used to plan Ontario-specific cancer prevention programs and policies and help to prioritize areas for future prevention efforts.

New Resource--Silent Enemy, The Healthy Aboriginal Network

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The Healthy Aboriginal Network has created a new comic book for Cancercare Ontario, the First Nation Health Authority, and CAREX (Carcinogen Exposure group at the University of Victoria).
 
The book is called Silent Enemy and is about a family that must face the realities of treatment when a father is diagnosed with lung cancer. Using the metaphor of a journey through a snowy landscape and a reoccuring threat, Silent Enemy explores an example of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. The comic is tailored to youth, support communities and organizations.

Opportunity to Establish a Rural Youth Advisory/Action Council/Committee, Parks and Recreation Ontario and Play Works

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Deadline January 26, 2018

If you are from an Ontario community, with a population of less than 20,000 and that has not yet established a community-wide youth advisory/action council or committee, please read on. Note the deadline for response is Friday, January 26th.

Through a grant received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Parks and Recreation Ontario, in partnership with Play Works (founder of the Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program), is supporting the development of youth advisory/action councils/committees throughout Ontario.

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