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Call for Proposals--CAST Canada Annual National Conference: Challenging Paradigms | Innovative Solutions


Deadline November 30, 2017

Grounding Trauma Conferences started in 2004 in Brampton, and now is Canada’s leading national conference bringing the best in thinking and creative approaches to supporting trauma survivors. By utilizing a blend of narrative, lecture, plenary discussions, experiential and creative sessions we aim to create and foster an entire conference culture.

CAST Canada’s 2018 annual national conference will featuring keynote speaker and presenter Stéphane Grenier, Retired Lieutenant Colonel and Mental Health Innovator.

New Resource--The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2017 – Designing Healthy Living


In October, I released my report on the state of public health in Canada. I chose designing healthy living as the topic for my first report as Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) because of the tremendous potential that changing our built environment has for helping Canadians live healthier lives.

Community design is one factor among many that can lead to better health by providing opportunities for increased physical activity, making healthy eating options easier to access, and promoting better mental health through social support and community belonging.  

National Video Contest Encourages Youth to Keep Safety Top of Mind, Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) invites youth across Canada to use their creativity to develop an original video that illustrates the importance of working safely on the job.

The CCOHS sponsored Focus on Safety Youth Video Contest offers three ways for youth to win:

New Resource—New sedentary behaviour definitions: A terminology consensus project by the Sedentary Behaviour Research Network, Alberta Centre for Active Living


“The Sedentary Behaviour Research Network (SBRN) – Terminology Consensus Project Process and Outcome was a collaborative project authored by 84 researchers from 20 countries.

The project aimed to develop consensus definitions to reduce confusion and inconsistency in the field of health research related to sedentary behaviour.

News from Tamarack


"After 15 years we’ve reached a pivot point. Our mandate holds true and we want to continue to serve communities and cities with the latest in community change thinking in order to build Vibrant Communities. To achieve this, we want to be more focused in how we foster this change and have restructured the organization into two connected yet independent centres lead by Co-CEOs:

Online survey: Understanding professional development needs related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs), sexual health and harm reduction in Canada, CPHA


Are you a health or social service provider? If so, CPHA is interested in hearing from you about your learning and professional development needs related to sexually transmitted and blood-borne infections (STBBIs), sexual health and harm reduction.

Our online survey should take between 10-15 minutes to complete and all responses will be kept confidential.

New Resource--Applying situational assessment skills to address opioid-related harms, PHO


The report shares discussion summaries, presentations and panelist experiences from a one-day workshop facilitated by PHO:

The information presented in this report can help support local health organizations

New Resources--Pathways to Policy Resources from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer


The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is pleased to announce updated and new Pathways to Policy resources for built and food environment policy development and implementation! These resources highlight key lessons learned from the Partnership’s Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative projects that brought together multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral partnerships to catalyze the uptake of evidence-based cancer prevention policy.

HC Link’s 2017 conference program and agenda now available!


Toronto, Ontario
November 20 & 21, 2017

HC Link’s Linking for Healthy Communities 2017 conference will be a safe, open space for curiosity, self-reflection and conversation about how to work across difference to build more inclusive communities. If you work in healthy communities, community development, health promotion or the social determinants of health, this conference is for you!


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