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This week's feature is contributed by Peggy Edwards, a member of the One World Grannies in Ottawa and of the National Advocacy Committee of the Grandmothers Campaign. In her article, she describes the work of Grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa and Canada in their grassroots efforts to turn the tide on HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

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2nd annual OIPRC Injury Prevention Forum: Risky Driving Prevention


Toronto, Ontario
March 8-9, 2010

Novotel-North York Hotel

This event will provide numerous opportunities for learning and engaging various public health practitioners, LHIN members, planners, police, driver educators, transport engineers, hospital professionals, and government workers interested in the issue of Risky Driving prevention and programming.  

Agents of Change Internships, Centre for Social Innovation


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 3, 2011

Are you crazy creative? Do you love helping people? Are you juiced by turning wild ideas into action?  Are you ready to Change the World?!
The Centre for Social Innovation is looking for up to fifteen incredible people to participate in our six-month Agents of Change internship program.

We give you cutting-edge training in community leadership and animation, plus 60 hours per month of free Hot Desk space at CSI.  You give us a day a week of Community Animation support at our Spadina or Annex location.

Psychologist, Treatment & Rehab - Quinte Detention Centre, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services


Napanee, Ontario
Deadline December 23 ,2010

Job Term: 1 Permanent
Location: 89 Richmond Blvd,, Napanee, K7R 3S1, East Region
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Salary: $1,575.32 - $1,998.74 per week*
Posting Status: Open
Job Code: 9382 - Psychologist 2
Schedule: 6
Category: Health and Social Services
Job ID: 32657
Are you interested in using your skills as a Psychologist to work with a consolidated pool of clients with diverse issues?

Community Mission Specialist, Research, Advocacy and Health Promotion, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario


Newmarket, Ontario
Deadline December 22, 2010

Position: Community Mission Specialist
Reports to: Manager, Community Mission Team
Department: Research, Advocacy and Health Promotion
Status:  Contract, Full Time (12 Months)
Location: York Region, ON


Director, Standards, Programs & Community Development, Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 10, 2010

Are you passionate about promoting health and wellness? Do you want to be part of improving the health and well-being of Ontarians?

With health promotion and wellness increasingly in the public policy forefront, the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport is looking for a dynamic leader who will use his or her knowledge of public health, health promotion and chronic disease prevention to provide leadership for the delivery of programs.

Bilingual Project Assistant, Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses


Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline December 6, 2010

This is a 2-year fulltime contract position with the possibility of becoming permanent.  We require a creative, high energy individual who is able to coordinate and execute a variety of tasks with key responsibilities being project administration and communications for the emerging Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters & Transition Houses.

Essential Functions And Basic Duties:

1.    Communications

Program Effectiveness Data Analysis Coordinator, Parent Resource Centre


Ottawa, Ontario
December 5, 2010

1 full-time, permanent, bilingual position (35 hours/week)

Submission Deadline: Wednesday December 1st by 4:00 PM

In the Eastern Ontario Region, five Program Effectiveness Data Analysis Coordinators work as a team to support the Best Start early years systems in program monitoring, tracking, evaluation and development.

Position Requirements:


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