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

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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: http://www.rainbowhealthontario.ca/conference/

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

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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: https://www.healthpromotioncanada.ca/member-benefits/.

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

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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 http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/consult/2017-smoked-fish-poisson-fume-eng.php.
The consultation period will be held from April 4 to June 2, 2017.

Remembering Barbara Ronson

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[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

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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.

The Ontario Public Health Convention, Public Health Ontario

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Toronto, Ontario
March 29 to 31, 2017
 
The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) is your opportunity to connect with health professionals from Ontario and beyond to share knowledge and develop skills related to public health. For three days in March we will explore this year’s theme, Global challenges. Local solutions.
 
Check out workshops, panel discussions and sessions including:

Call for Abstracts—International Seating Symposium

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Deadline May 31, 2017

The International Seating Symposium (ISS) is considered one of the premier meetings in the world of dedicated clinicians, researchers, manufacturers, and others who work to improve seating and mobility among people with disabilities.

Vancouver, British Columbia
March 6-9, 2018
The Westin Bayshore

Abstracts should be submitted through our online submission form at http://www.seatingsymposium.com/call-for-abstracts.php.

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