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New Report--Loop Annual Report, Fall Prevention Community of Practice

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The Fall Prevention Community of Practice (CoP) is a community of practitioners, program planners, researchers, policy planners, and others who have an interest, and work, in the area of fall prevention for older adults. The CoP’s online communication platform is called Loop and can be found at www.fallsloop.com.
 
Loop has released its second year report that provides a snapshot of Loop’s members and how they use Loop’s services.
 

New Resource--Nibi Giinwiindawan (We Are Water) Curriculum, Curve Lake First Nation, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton Nourish Project, and Healthy Kids Community Challenge

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Nibi Giinwiindawan (We Are Water) is a 5 module curriculum for communities/schools/youth programs interested in creating dialogue and discussion around human relationship with water. Combining western and traditional methodologies, the fusion of knowledge will cultivate water ambassadors, youth with a renewed passion for advocating for our life source and teaching those around them on the benefits and sacredness of water.

New Report--Towards a Healthier Canada: 2017 Progress Report on Advancing the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Framework on Healthy Weights, Pan-Canadian Public Health Network

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We are pleased to inform you that, at their meeting on October 20, 2017, Federal, Provincial and Territorial (F/P/T) Ministers of Health and Healthy Living endorsed and released the 2017 e-Report on Healthy Weights. The joint Ministerial Message with the F/P/T Ministers responsible for Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation (SPAR) continues to demonstrate shared leadership on promoting healthier living.

Call for Input--Greater Golden Horseshoe Transportation Plan: Goals and Objectives Survey, Ministry of Transportation

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Deadline December 23, 2017

How do you move around? What’s important for you when it comes to your ability to make deliveries, get to school, access services, run your business or get home from work? What do you think makes a good transportation network? We want to hear from you!

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

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