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Health Promotion Ontario's Annual Conference


Toronto, Ontario
November 23, 2017
Each year, Health Promotion Ontario (HPO) provides a forum for students, practitioners and researchers to come together and discuss issues and ideas in and around the field of health promotion. This year’s conference will be in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Health Promotion Ontario.

This year’s conference theme invites presentations and workshops that:

2017 MBA Symposium


Hamilton, Ontario
November 22 & 23, 2017

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Pre-Symposium Workshop: November 21, 2017

This is the largest annual training event for those who work with/supervise recreation, arts, health promotion, sport, and education programs and/or youth advisory committees/networks with youth ages 13 - 19. Delegates will hear from three inspirational keynote speakers and choose from a dozen sessions that best suit their professional development needs.

Linking for Healthy Communities: With Everyone, For Everyone, HC Link


Toronto, Ontario
November 20-21, 2017

BMO Institute for Learning

Linking for Healthy Communities 2017 will explore how communities can work with EVERYONE to create communities healthy for EVERYONE.
HC Link’s conference will be a safe, open space for curiosity, self-reflection and conversation about how to work across difference to build more inclusive communities. Sessions will cover equity, diversity, cultural humility, inclusion and allyship, with a focus on youth, ethnoracial, Francophone, and Indigenous communities.

Program Highlights

Chatham-Kent Addictions Awareness Conference


Chatham, Ontario
November 16, 2017

Don Coyhis, President and Founder of White Bison, Inc.,  is this year’s keynote speaker at our Chatham-Kent Addictions Awareness Conference – Cultural Approaches to Healing: Conflict Precedes Clarity.

Opening Ceremonies are by Sunset Drum.

Early bird price is $100 until September 1st, after September 1st the cost is $120.

To register please call Beth at 519-397-5455 or e-mail

Outcome Mapping: Advancing Initiatives for Better Health & Wellbeing, Outcome Mapping Learning Community


Toronto, Ontario
November 13-15, 2017

A workshop exploring approaches to Community Engaged Design & Evaluation

Outcome Mapping is an approach used in planning programmes, partnerships and initiatives as well as in measuring results of social, individual and organizational change. It is a learning-oriented method and toolset to advance sustainable community-driven solutions in unpredictable, complex multi-stakeholder settings.  

The Pleasure & Politics of Food: Conversation with Mark Bittman, Community Food Centres Canada


Toronto, Ontario
October 11, 2017

6:30 to 10:00 p.m.EDT
The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West

Few know more about the politics and pleasure of food than journalist and advocate Mark Bittman. The bestselling author of more than 20 food and cooking books is one of North America’s most well-respected voices on the many facets of the food file, from how to bake a perfect loaf of bread to how our food policies impact our health and the health of our planet.


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