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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, Ontario Society for Health and Fitness on behalf of the Lung Association


Toronto, Ontario
June 16, 2017

Ontario Society for Health and Fitness is happy to share that their Winter 2017 professional development opportunity is back by popular demand.

On behalf of the Lung Association of Ontario, ntario Society for Health and Fitness (OSHF) is again hosting a special one-day workshop introducing the technique(s) of Motivational Interviewing for health behaviour change.

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.).

Thinking Ahead: Making the Most of Your Strategic Planning Process, Sustainability Network


Toronto, Ontario
June 14, 2017

10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Centre for Social Innovation, Alterna Room (4th Floor), 215 Spadina Avenue

A day long training workshop with Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors (, an organization which works with not-for-profit organizations, foundations and companies to define and focus on the social impact they aim to achieve, and develop the strategies and actions to make it happen.

Plain Language and Clear Design Principles: How can this improve health communications? Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, UHN, and the Canadian Health Literacy and Patient Education Network


June 13, 2017

12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how plain language and clear design improve communication in a health care or hospital setting.
  • Understand and apply principles of plain language and clear design using before and after examples.
  • Evaluate patient education materials for readability and clear design.

This webinar will be presented by:

Treating Patients with CARE: Connect, Respond, Appreciate, Empower; Free Health Care Provider Professional Development


Brampton & Orangeville
June 2017

Offered through the Institute for Healthcare Communication, this interactive workshop 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 supporting an organizational culture that creates a welcoming patient-centered environment:

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!

Overdose Monitoring and Response in Ontario, Provincial System Support Program, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health


June 8, 2017

1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

Join this webinar to hear about two new advances in overdose monitoring.  This webinar will demonstrate the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) and the Interactive Opioid Tool recently developed by Public Health Ontario.

Space is limited.  Register here:


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