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NCIC - Research Grant Application Forms (Oct. 15, 2000 competition)

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The National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC) is pleased to announce that the Research Grant Application forms for the October 15, 2000 competition are now available. The forms and accompanying documentation are available for downloading and also for browsing online from the NCIC website at http://www.ncic.cancer.ca . Research Grant Application forms for the NCIC and the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative (CBCRI) are available in Microsoft Word (Windows and Macintosh) and as PDF files. Please note that forms are bilingual and accompanying documents are in either English or

French.



WordPerfect application forms, as offered in previous competitions, are no longer available or in use by the NCIC.



If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at Research Programs, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Suite 200, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B1

Tel. (416) 961-7223

Fax (416) 961-4189

email: [email protected]

Volunteer Canada reprints youth volunteering guides

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From CharityVillage NewsBytes for the week ending August 27, 2000 http://www.charityvillage.com/charityvillage/news.asp



Volunteer Canada reprints youth volunteering guides. Following great demand for its new resource guides on youth volunteering, Volunteer Canada has reprinted its Youth,Parent's, and Facilitator's Guides. The booklets offer Canadian youth, and those who help young people, meaningful guidance on volunteering. All guides are available in French and English and can be downloaded and printed from the Volunteering Works! web site at http://www.volunteer.ca/volworks/index.htm. To receive a printed version of any of the guides, visit the electronic

order form online. Shipping charges will be applied to print orders. For more information, visit http://www.volunteer.ca or call 1-800-670-0401.

Advisory Committee on Cancer Control - call for nominations

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The National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society are seeking nominations for three new positions on the Advisory Committee on Cancer Control (ACOCC) for appointment early this fall. This ten member multi-disciplinary advisory committee is responsible for assisting the National Cancer Institute of Canada and Canadian Cancer Society Boards of Directors in the achievement of their goal to be national facilitators for cancer control planning, programs and research in Canada. For more information, see http://www.ncic.cancer.ca/ccontrol/nominate.htm



Nominations should include a brief statement of the individuals achievements in cancer control, a brief Curriculum Vitae, if possible, and a statement indicating the nominee's willingness to stand. All nominations, including self-nominations, should be addressed to the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Cancer Control, Dr. Donald Wigle, at: C/O Heather Logan

Acting Manager, Medical Affairs and Cancer Control

10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 200

Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B1

Tel: (416) 934-5658

Fax: (416) 961-4189

Email : [email protected]



Nominations must be postmarked or received electronically by August 31st, 2000.

"Hidden Exposures" guide - 2nd edition

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Due to popular demand, a second edition of "Hidden Exposures - A practical guide to creating a healthy environment for you and your children" has been produced. New sections on food and the environment, recipes for pest control and cleaning, web addresses and more. To obtain a copy, send $10 plus $2 for postage and handling for each copy to: South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen St. E., Toronto, ON M4M 3P3, Attn: Debby.

Prevention Dividend Project

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The Prevention Dividend Project is a new project to highlight the measurable economic and social benefits of effective prevention programs in Canada and abroad. Over the summer 2000, we are looking for examples of projects throughout your networks. Project information and contact names will be much appreciated during the initial case study research phase of the project.



If you know of any good, current, case studies with data that has, or

could be used to show the benefits of quality prevention programs, please contact Susan Himel, Research Consultant at: [email protected]



For general information on the Prevention Dividend Project and some

examples of projects we are currently considering, please visit our web

site (under development) at: http://www.prevention-dividend.com, contact Graham Clyne, Director of Research at [email protected], or call (519) 495-1361.

Now online - APN's Directory of Potential Funding Sources

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Alcohol Policy Network's Directory of Potential Funding Sources in now available online free of charge in pdf format at:

http://www.apolnet.web.ca/resources/apnfun.html



Compiled by the APN over the summer of 1999, this 68 page resource features:

1.practical fundraising tips,

2.web links to hundreds of user-friendly resources,

3.annotated descriptions of over 175 private and public funding sources including foundations, corporations, United Ways, service clubs, federal, provincial and municipal grants programs and much more.

Hospital Involvement in Community Action (HICA) Project

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The HICA project is a federally funded research study that seeks to

understand collaborations involving community groups and hospitals whose efforts address broad community health issues. This project is the result of an ongoing collaboration among community development workers and organizations, collaborative health networks, universities and hospitals. The aim of the project is to help determine when, and how, these collaborations can be effective. A series of guidelines for policy and practice will be developed for use by community groups, hospital staff and policy makers.



The HICA project is currently conducting a "Call for Participation", where they are inviting community-hospital initiatives to participate in the first Phase of the project. Your participation in helping to identify what is going on in your area is critical. The HICA project is looking for initiatives that result from collaborations among community groups and hospitals that aim to address community health issues. They are particularly interested in those initiatives with strong community involvement.



If you know about any such collaborations please visit the project website at http://phs.med.utoronto.ca/hica/index.html for more information about how to respond to the call for participation. For further information about the project please contact the Project Coordinator, Stasey Tobin, tel: 416.946.7139; fax: 416.978.2087; email: [email protected]

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