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This week's issue includes a feature article by Manuel Arango, co-chair of the Consensus Conference on Obesity and the Impact of Marketing to Children, that describes the background issues, process, and outcomes of this March 2008 event.

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2009 Making Gains in Mental Health and Addictions Conference: The Future is Now


Toronto, Ontario
November 2-4, 2009

Hyatt Regency Toronto (formerly the Holiday Inn On King), 370 King Street West

The 2009 Making Gains in Mental Health and Addictions Conference is a time for community mental health and addictions service providers, consumers, family members and volunteers to come together and exchange ideas and knowledge. This is one of the largest conferences of its type in Ontario and Canada.

Who Should Attend?

Registered Dietitian, Timiskaming Health Unit


New Liskeard, Ontario
Deadline September 20, 2009

Permanent, Full-Time (1 FTE)

The Timiskaming Health Unit is seeking a highly motivated Registered Dietitian knowledgeable in community health service delivery to join its team of public health professionals. The individual will be expected to apply various strategies required to improve the health of the population including awareness, education, skill building, community needs assessment and planning, implementing and evaluating programming and services within the community.


Youth Ambassador Projects in Kenya


Deadline August 26, 2009

Youth Challenge International is recruiting two teams of 5 young Canadians between 21 and 30 with backgrounds in health sciences, public health, medicine and/or development for a four-week HIV/AIDS focused youth development project in Kenya. The first group project will be from October 12-November 12 and the second group from November 9-December 9.*

Public Health Nurse–Healthy Sexuality Program, Region of Peel


Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline August 23, 2009

Temporary full-time: approximately twelve (12 months)

The Healthy Sexuality Program requires a self-directed, enthusiastic individual to work within a collaborative team environment to deliver services in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008 – Infectious Diseases Program Standards, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Blood-borne Infections (including HIV).

Armchair Discussion: Social Innovation in a Community Setting


Ottawa, Ontario
August 20, 2009

65 Guigues Street, Ottawa
8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (ET)

The Policy Research Initiative is pleased to present an Armchair Discussion in partnership with the Canada School of Public Service. The theme of the discussion will be: Social Innovation in a Community Setting: The evolving role and comparative advantage of community sector organizations in the provision of social support.

Language: English


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