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Resource--Canadian Cancer Society’s Smokers’ Helpline Newsletter


If your role has anything to do with helping people be smoke-free be sure to sign up for Smokers’ Helpline’s newsletter:

To see the most recent issue, visit

Contents include Free NRT, Text iQuit, Run to Quit, Meet a FWCC winner, and a webinar notice.



New Initiative--Tracking Chronic Disease Risk Factors, Ontario Health Alliance Launches


More than half of all Ontarians are living with one or more chronic conditions, which are the leading cause of death in the province.  The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA), a coalition of more than 20 health-related organizations, today launches a multi-year initiative to capture, track and compare risk factors for chronic disease in Ontario.  

Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration


Deadline January 15, 2017

The Ontario Medal for Young Volunteers acknowledges outstanding contributions made by youth volunteers across the province.

Who is eligible?

Nominees for this medal must be between the ages of 15 and 24 and live in Ontario.

These young people must have donated a large amount of time to a charity, a not-for-profit organization or a person and be a role model and inspire other young people to volunteer.

When is the deadline?

Call for abstracts--EIDM in public health, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools


Deadline December 23, 2016

Share your EIDM story with NCCMT!

Have you incorporated evidence-informed decision making (EIDM) into your public health practice? Has a specific method or tool proven to be helpful for promoting the use of research where you work? If so, the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) ( would love to hear from you!

New Resource--How NCCMT resources support the Core Competencies for Public Health, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools


What knowledge, skills and attitudes do you need to be a successful public health practitioner?

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) ( has outlined what they call the “basic building blocks of public health education and professional development” in their Core Competencies.

A survey of evidence-informed public health services in Canada, National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools


Deadline December 30, 2016

Contribute to a study of Canadian public health practices

The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) ( is conducting a survey of the various services that public health decision makers in Canada use when making evidence-informed decisions. Such a study is crucial because the services used by the group in question—which includes frontline service providers as well as senior management—may differ greatly depending on location, type of decision and skills/needs they target.

Call for Submissions--Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health Conference


Deadline December 16, 2016

The Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH) invites you to join us at our national conference, Transforming the Landscape of Transgender Health and Wellness, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on October 27th – 29th, 2017.


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