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This week's feature by Dianne Patychuk and former OHPE assistant Sandi Kendal reports on Dianne's session from this year's Health Promotion Summer School: "this toolbox offered frameworks and tools that linked social epidemiology with community knowledge to plan community actions to reduce unjust and avoidable health and social inequalities."

If you have anything to add to any of our feature articles, please let us know by writing to Our submisson guidelines for all sections of the OHPE are available at and a complete, searchable archive of past issues is at

Over the last week, we received a few queries from people having trouble with the links to our full job postings. Because the URLs for our database entries are long, they wrap over two or more lines. Email readers will only hyperlink the first part of the line, creating a faulty URL. You can either cut and past the complete address from the email (check to see if an extra space has been inserted where the link breaks) or visit the current job postings on our website at announce.cfm (choose to display "Job Postings"). And please let us know if you continue to have trouble by emailing


Call for Abstracts: 17th Annual Research Conference, Building Nursing Knowledge: the Path to Excellence


A conference of the University of Western Ontario School of Nursing Research Committee and the Iota Omicron Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing

Friday, May 2, 2003

Podium, poster, and symposium presentations are invited in one of two streams:

(a) completed research or research in progress relevant to nursing administration, nursing education and/or nursing practice

(b) program evaluation, continuous quality improvement (CQI), literature review, concept analysis, theory development, or research utilization (RU).

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

1. Abstract submission should follow the guidelines below:

a. Abstract should be 300 words maximum (single spaced, 12 point font)

b. Title in upper case (please keep title to a reasonable length)

c. On next line, in upper and lower case, include name of presenting author(s), degrees, position, institutional affiliation, and names and degrees of co-authors

d. Begin content of abstract on next line. Include the problem to be addressed, theoretical framework, purpose of the study/project, methods, results, and implications.

e. Abstracts for papers to be considered as part of a symposium should be submitted together along with the following information on a separate page: symposium title, brief overview of the purpose and rationale for the symposium, contact person for the group of papers.

2. On a separate page, please list category of stream, presentation format and audio- visual needs (choice of LCD panel or overhead projector). Include names of authors and corresponding information.

3. It is preferred that you send your abstract by e-mail attachment (Word or Word-Perfect).

4. You may also submit 5 hard copies of the abstract form (include author names and identifying information on one copy only). Submit a copy of the abstract (with identifying information) on 3.5" computer diskette (Word or Word-Perfect). The diskette will be returned to you.

5. Note that submission of this abstract, if accepted, indicates agreement to present your work.

Deadline For Receipt of Abstract - January 10, 2003

Submit to:

Angela Law

School of Nursing, The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario N6A 5C1

Tel: (519) 661-4064

Fax: (519) 661-3928

Supervision Essentials: Skills for the New Supervisor


9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wellesley Room, Family Services Association Toronto

355 Church Street (College/Carlton)

Are you a new manager or are you in the process of becoming one? Are you looking to develop your skills?

This highly interactive workshop, designed for non-profit sector supervisors, will provide you with useful ideas and practical tools to improve your overall supervisory and management effectiveness.

What's my Style?

Centre for Health Promotion Annual General Meeting,


4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Alumni Hall, Victoria College Building ('Old Vic')

91 Charles Street West, Toronto

Network with colleagues in health promotion, get an update on the Centre's activities and the annual report, watch the presentation of the Healthy U of T Awards for 2002, and hear our guest, Graham Clyne of the Prevention Dividend Project, speak on "Economic Thinking for Health Promoters."



4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Self-Help Resource Centre

40 Orchardview Blvd, Ste 200

(One block west of Yonge and north of Eglinton Avenue.)

On Thursday, November 28, 2002, we would like to introduce you to Youthopia, our Youth Empowerment Project. You will hear from young people who took a proactive approach in their communities to empower themselves and others. Complete with fun, food, and facts, we will materialize the concept of self-help among youth in Toronto.

Drug Awareness Week Events


Special events sponsored by the Ontario Drug Awareness Partbership and over 200 Drug Awareness Coalitions in Ontario.

* November 17, 7:00 p.m.

"VOX" - TVO's youth issues program has a live phone-in show on alcohol and drug issues. Tune in and hear what youth are saying and celebrate the provincial launch of DAW 2002.

* November 18, 1:30 p.m.

Harvey Davey (CDC, BA, MEd) speaks on "Harm Reduction in Education" at Metro Hall, (King and John). Free event sponsored by the Toronto Harm Reduction Task Force.


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