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In this week's issue, we have a feature from John G. Abbott, CEO, Health Council of Canada on the Council's report on Stepping It Up: Moving the Focus from Health Care in Canada to a Healthier Canada.

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Ontario Healthy Workplace Coalition Networking Breakfast Meeting: What in the World is a Healthy Workplace? Perspectives from the World Health Organization


Toronto, Ontario
June 29, 2011

Meet & Greet, Networking and Registration: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Hot Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 a.m.
Presentation and OHWC Updates: 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Innovation

Presenter: Joan Burton, Joan Burton & Associates, Workplace Wellness

Area Coordinator, Toronto, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Position: Area Coordinator, Toronto
Department: Community Engagement
Reports to: Area Manager, Toronto
Status: 1 Year Contract
Location: Toronto Area Office (Yonge and Eglinton)

Description of Position:

The Community Engagement department is responsible for the development and delivery of the Foundation's fundraising programs and for the execution of health promotion programs province wide.


Diabetes Nurse Educator, Taddle Creek Diabetes Education Program, Taddle Creek Family Health Team


Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Position Summary    

Taddle Creek Diabetes Education Program (TC DEP) is a part of Taddle Creek Family Health Team and is funded by the Ministry of Health. TC DEP serves both family health team patients and the community. Our goal is to provide people living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes and their families, the knowledge and skills needed to self-manage.

Health Promoter, Timiskaming Health Unit


Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Deadline June 24, 2011

Health Promoter (Full-Time, Temporary Contract until March 31, 2012)

The Timiskaming Health Unit is seeking a highly motivated individual to work on a diabetes prevention project. The successful candidate will be assisting with planning, delivering and evaluating a project in collaboration with local partners.  The project has a focus on the aboriginal population and includes a social marketing campaign, and activities to increase active living, healthy eating, food skills and training of lay educators.

Employee Health Services Nurse, Health and Wellness Department, Hamilton Health Sciences


Hamilton, Ontario
No deadline noted

Close to Toronto and the scenic Niagara region, the City of Hamilton is alive with social, cultural, economic and recreational diversity.  Its population of 500,000 people can take pride and comfort in having one of Canada’s leading centres for patient care, community service, teaching and research in their own backyard.  As an academic health sciences centre affiliated with McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences serves as a tertiary care hospital for the 2 million residents of Central South Ontario.

Communications and Customer Service Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network


London, Ontario
Deadline June 20, 2011

The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.


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