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1) This Week's Feature

This week's feature is contributed by Janice MacAulay of FRP Canada. In her article, "Tensions and Possibilities: Forging Better Links Between Family Resource Programs and Child Welfare," she writes "We believe that subtle but important change can be achieved at the community level if service providers, including family support and child welfare representatives, initiate respectful dialogue with each other and with community citizens to develop new and more positive ways of working together."

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2) Introducing "Letters to the Editor"

Last week we promised you detailed information on a new way to contribute to the OHPE Bulletin. And here it is...

One of the goals of the OHPE Bulletin is to reflect the diversity of health promotion in Ontario. However, the format of our bi-weekly features prevents us from

covering all angles and all possible resources.

Sometimes our readers write in to tell us what we've missed or to present an alternative point of view. So beginning this month, OHPE will have a regular Letters to

the Editor column in which we'll feature your feedback.

The next time you read one of our feature articles and think of a related resource, program or a point of view that you think our readers ought to know about, send us

a brief message at (And don't forget that if you have a lot to say, we welcome feature articles of 750 to 1000 words as well!)

While we can't guarantee that your letter will be featured we do promise that all our correspondents will be asked for permission before we use their letters.

We look forward to hearing from you...

For our full submission guidelines, visit

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3) Extended Job Posting Deadline

Toronto Public Health has asked us to note that the deadline for their Health Promotion Consultant, Healthy Pregnancy & Child Development job posting has been extended to July 26, 2002. To see the job posting visit


Hierarchy and Health in Canada and the USA: A Canadian MD Living in America Asks, Is this the Direction Canadians Wish to Go?


10:00 a.m., Harry Crowe Room

Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies

The School of Health Policy and Management at York University invites you to a special talk by Stephen Bezruchka, MD, MPH, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington.

Dr. Bezruchka works to disseminate information about population health and maintains the University of Washington's Equity and Health website at

Canada Volunteerism Initiative


The Department of Canadian Heritage is issuing a request for proposals to deliver the Canada Volunteerism Initiative (CVI). A joint undertaking by the Government of Canada and the voluntary sector under the Voluntary Sector Initiative, the CVI aims to encourage Canadians to participate in voluntary organizations, improve the capacity of organizations to benefit from the contribution of volunteers, and enhance the experience of volunteering.

To meet these objectives, the CVI will establish three national centres to be housed in existing voluntary sector organizations. The centres (1) Information, Capacity-building and Awareness, (2) Community Support; and (3) Knowledge Development, will provide overall leadership, resources and support to the CVI through contribution agreements with the Department of Canadian Heritage.

To ensure programming reaches the local level and responds to the diverse needs and circumstances of volunteers and voluntary organizations across the country, the CVI will also identify and/or establish local networks within each province and territory. The local networks will play a critical role in identifying local needs and advising the national centres on program design and delivery.

For more information, and to download the request for proposals to manage one or more of the national centres, please click here:

The deadline to receive proposals is 5 p.m. (EDT) August 9th, 2002.

Associations of Family Resource Programs


Ontario Association of Family Resource
c/o Ryerson Polytechnic University
350 Victoria Avenue
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Tel: (416) 410-8204
Toll Free: 1-888-235-8381
Fax: (416) 925-1545
Contact: Catherine Moher

Metro (Toronto) Association of
Family Resource Programmes
1117 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1Z9
Tel: (416) 463-7974
Fax: (416) 463-0316
Contact: Cheryl Lajoie


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