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Who is a Young Carer?

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--submitted by Reisha Lydia Fernandes, BSc, MPH Candidate, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph

Have you heard of the term “young carer”? Chances are, you probably haven’t. Most people are not familiar with the term in Canada. But it isn’t just Canada; young carers are an invisible population worldwide and due to the lack of public awareness, their needs tend to go unrecognized.

So, let us start with the basics: What is a young carer?

Building Healthy Child Development: The Experiences of Parents in Peel – A study by the Peel Children and Youth Initiative (PCYI)

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Contents

I Introduction
II Methods
III Key Findings: Preliminary Research Questions
IV Next Steps for the Research
V Other Research and Resources

-submitted by Dr. Dana Wilson

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Smoke-free Multi-Unit Dwellings--A Priority for Public Health Action

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I Introduction
II Smoke-free Homes and Comprehensive Tobacco Control
III Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing in Ontario
IV The Role of Local Public Health Departments
V Leadership Examples
VI Conclusion
VII Additional Resources
VII References

--submitted by Steven Savvaidis,  Senior Manager, Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC), with research and editorial support from Saeeda Irfan, Health Promotion Specialist at PTCC

I Introduction

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

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London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

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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