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In this week's feature article, Allison Meserve, health promotion consultant with the Health Promotion Capacity Building department of Public Health Ontario, shares five tips for creating reliable surveys.

Remember that our deadline for inclusion in the Friday newsletter is Thursday at noon. Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to [email protected].


Gerontological Nursing--Shaping Healthcare for those who Shaped Canada, 19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association


Ottawa, Ontario
May 4-6, 2017

The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association ( and the Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario ( are excited to announce that registration is now open for CGNA2017.

The CGNA biennial conference is the only event of its kind that focuses on all facets of education, practice and research in the care of older adults.

Planning for Implementation and Sustainability, Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael’s Hospital


Toronto, Ontario
April 10-12, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST
Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital

Planning for implementation and sustainability is a 3-day workshop designed for professionals in any health-related discipline aiming to gain knowledge on how to apply the science of knowledge translation (KT) to real-world implementation projects. Through interactive lectures, activities, and coaching (optional), workshop participants will be able to do the following:

Community Resource Worker, LGBTQ Health, Sherbourne Health Centre


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline January 24, 2017

Internal/External Posting

Job Title: Community Resource Worker
Job ID #: LGB 17-0102
Department: LGBTQ Health 
Reports To: Director, LGBTQ Health
Affiliation/Union: UFCW, Local 175
Salary Range: CS2 - $20.21 – $27.88 per hour
Status: Part-time, 9 month contract
Hours: 25 hours per week

Sherbourne Health Centre is seeking an energetic, experienced individual to join our LGBTQ Health Team as a Community Resource Worker.

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing + "Quit & Get Fit," Ontario Lung Association


Toronto, Ontario
February 17, 2017

9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Ontario Lung Association Office, 18 Wynford Drive

Ontario Society for Health and Fitness is pleased to offer a special professional development workshop this coming February in collaboration with the Ontario Lung Association. Participants will learn the basic techniques of Motivational Interviewing and be exposed to the Association's Quit & Get Fit program, designed to assist health and exercise practitioners permanently stop clients from smoking.

Save the Date: "Measuring Return to Work" Conference, Bancroft Institute


Toronto, Ontario
February 9 and 10, 2017

How do we measure Return to Work? How should we?

The next Bancroft Institute event will be looking at the way Return to Work is measured in various jurisdictions, as well as how it could be.

The event will feature participation from academics, advocates, WSIB staff, and more.

Registration information will be circulated shortly, but in the meantime, mark it down in your calendar.

Februay 9, Location TBA, 6:30 p.m.
Keynote Address by Ellen MacEachen followed by a social event.

Vector-Borne Disease Seasonal Field Positions, Middlesex-London Health Unit


London, Ontario
Deadline February 6, 2017

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is seeking motivated, self-directed individuals to work in temporary positions on the Vector-Borne Disease (VBD) Team within the Environmental Health and Infectious Diseases Division, focusing on West Nile Virus, and Lyme Disease prevention and control strategies.  

New Treatments for Eating Disorders--How the Brain is Involved in Anorexia & Bulimia Nervosa, Waterstone Clinic and Waterstone Foundation


Toronto, Ontario
February 6, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
175 Brentcliffe Road (Leaside)

Waterstone Clinic and Waterstone Foundation are hosting a free eating disorder public education evening in support of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2017.

There is an urgent need for new treatments for both Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa.  Join us for this educational evening, during which we will review some of what is known about brain function in these conditions, and describe some of the new treatments that have been developed.


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