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Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action, Atlantic Summer Institute


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
August 21-23, 2017

Raising healthy children is a responsibility of all Canadians. Supporting and promoting child and youth mental health is central to enabling them to become life-long, positive contributors to their communities.

Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium: Moving Research to Action for Healthy Kids


London, Ontario
June 26 - 28, 2017

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, Western University

An incredible group of speakers from around the world will be coming to London this June to share their latest work and insights related to children’s health and the built environment in 3 key areas: access to healthy food, promoting healthy physical activity including active travel and play, and healthy outdoor play and mobility.

Global Implementation Conference 2017


Toronto, Ontario
June 20-21, 2017

The biennial Global Implementation Conference (GIC) was launched in 2011 with a focus on “What is Implementation?”. GIC 2013 then moved from the “What” to the “How” of implementation with conference sessions related to the process and tools used to implement effectively in community-based settings. GIC 2015 then expanded this focus further by engaging presenters and delegates in a discussion about the impact of implementation at scale. 

Book Launch--Much Madness, Divinest Sense


Toronto, Ontario
June 15, 2017

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Another Story Bookshop, 315 Roncesvalles Avenue

Much Madness, Divinest Sense is a collection of women’s writing about mental health and health care. The contributors are varied: not only physicians and other health care professionals but also indigenous women, transgender women, daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers. They are the recipients, providers, and critics of mental health care. In this volume, they break the silence and speak about the messy subject of mental illness today.

Treating Patients with C.A.R.E, Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program


Guelph, Ontario
June 15, 2017

8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Guelph, 601 Scottsdale Drive

Treating Patients with C.A.R.E. provides a conceptual model and specific techniques that guide all staff members—anyone who comes in contact with patients– to communicate in ways that will enhance satisfaction and encourage patient partnership. Participants use their own experiences in health care to identify staff actions that make a difference. Essential skills are organized into a four-point model:  Connect, Appreciate, Respond, and Empower (C.A.R.E.).

Research to Action Conference, Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging


London, Ontario
June 9 and 10, 2017

In just 6 weeks the Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) will host the annual Research to Action conference at Western University. This event gets better each year and 2017 is no exception!

This exciting event is almost at capacity, don’t miss out! If you’ve already signed up, give yourself a pat on the back for being on-the-ball. Now, we hope you will share this info with a friend so they can join the fun and learning on June 9 and 10!
The theme of this year’s event is Older Faster Stronger!

Neighbourhoods ♥ The Heart of Community Mobilizing for Impact, Tamarack Institute


Montréal, Québec
June 6-8, 2017

Today, there is a growing movement that is embracing community change at the neighbourhood level. Municipalities and organizations whose mandates span complex community issues such as – enhancing community well-being; encouraging emergency preparedness; creating age-friendly communities; and strengthening community economies – are working together with citizens on neighbourhood-based strategies to positively impact these issues.


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