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This week's feature comes to us from Louise Choquette, a bilingual health promotion consultant with the Best Start Resource Centre, and provides an overview of their recent manual, Growing Up in a New Land – Strategies for Working with Newcomer Families.

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“Building a Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplace”, York Region Community and Health Services’ Workplace Wellness Conference


Newmarket, Ontario
May 4, 2011

Cardinal Golf Club

The conference, "Building a Psychologically Safe and Healthy Workplace”, will focus on systemic and organizational factors that affect the mental health of employees, effective strategies to address them and how addressing these issues can improve compliance with the new provincial legislation around harassment and violence in the workplace (Bill 168).

Perioperative Care: Enhancing Patient Safety and Quality of Care through Collaboration, Accountability and Transparency, OHA


Toronto, Ontario
April 4, 2011

Ontario’s hospitals and health care workers have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to promoting and improving the quality and safety of health care. Effective, accurate communication and teamwork amongst health care professionals are essential for the delivery of high quality, safe patient care.

“The View From Here: New Research on Affordable Housing in Toronto”: Social Planning Toronto’s March Research and Policy Forum


Toronto, Ontario
March 29, 2011

9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Social Planning Toronto, 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1001

Join us for a discussion of the most current housing research and ideas for improving housing in Toronto.


Mapping It Out with Logic Models, Cochrane Canada Live Webinar


March 22, 2011

0900 Vancouver, 1200 Ottawa

Does your systematic review include many different settings, populations, or interventions?    Would  you  like  to  show  policymakers,  practitioners,  andpatients how a complex intervention works or identify barriers/facilitators for implementation?

Learn about ways to use logic models in systematic reviews.

Speakers: Erin Ueffing and Laurie Anderson

Mental Health Promotion in Action, CAMH


London, Ontario
March 21, 2011          

9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Four Points Sheraton (1150 Wellington Road, South)

Mental health promotion builds on strengths, empowers individuals, families and communities, creating comprehensive support systems and environments in which positive mental health can thrive. There are a number of evidence-based and best practices mental health promotion programming and research to build from.

Manager, Health Information, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Reports to: Senior Manager, Health Information
Department: Research, Advocacy & Health Promotion
Location: Provincial Office (Yonge/Eglinton)
Status: Permanent/Full time


To provide strategic and holistic perspectives for the Health Information Services team while managing the content development, upkeep, and key operations. This position is also intended to provide big picture thinking with regard to our content, product and our processes.


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