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Dear readers, the OHPE team is looking for new partners and/or sponsors. If you and your organization are interested, please write to Robyn at

This week, our feature article presents highlights from the Heart & Stroke 2017 Report on the Health of Canadians: The kids are not alright – How the food and beverage industry is marketing our children and youth to death.

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


Rent Assistance, The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest


May 4, 2017

1:00−2:30 p.m. (EST)
Rent assistance is a cornerstone of the Housing First approach to ending chronic homelessness. Yet many Ontario communities do not have rent assistance or enough rent assistance to meet the needs of the homeless population. Furthermore, when available, rent assistance is often implemented in many different ways. Communities vary in terms of the dollar amounts of rent assistance per person and whether the rent assistance is portable or tied to a specific housing unit.

Smoke-Free Ontario Scientific Advisory Committee 2016 Report, Public Health Ontario and The Program Training and Consultation Centre


Online and Toronto, Ontario
May 2, 2017

SFO-SAC 2016 summarizes the best available published tobacco control evidence and builds on the SFO-SAC 2010 report. It provides an assessment of the potential contribution to reduce tobacco use and associated burden in Ontario and highlights equity, and implementation considerations.

Quality Clinical Investigator Practices (QCIP) Training Program, UHN


Toronto, Ontario
April 11-13, 2017

In our ongoing efforts at UHN Research to support knowledge dissemination of best practices regarding research integrity, we wanted to pass along some exciting news for Clinical Research Managers, Clinical Research Coordinators, and Research Associates/Analysts conducting research involving humans.

In April 2017 from the 11th to the 13th, UHN will be running a Quality Clinical Investigator Practices (QCIP) training program specifically for research support staff.

Heart Wise Exercise: Meeting the Needs of Your Clients with a Chronic Health Condition; OSHF, Heart Wise Exercise, and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute


Toronto, Ontario
April 7, 2017

12:30-4:30 p.m.
UHN/Toronto Rehab Rumsey Centre, 347 Rumsey Road

OSHF is pleased to continue its partnership with Heart Wise Exercise and the University of Ottawa Heart Institute to offer specialized professional development on the fundamentals of exercise and chronic disease.  Supplemented by online learning, training seminars will be hosted at locations across Ontario to help health practitioners better meet the physical activity needs of individuals with chronic conditions.

Speaker: Featuring Dr. Paul Oh

Rethinking Our Economic Systems: A Green Economy Perspectives Forum, Sustainability Network


Toronto, Ontario
April 5, 2017

5:00-6:00 p.m.
Centre for Social Innovation, Meeting Room D, 192 Spadina Avenue

Join us for a candid and critical conversation with author and venture capitalist Andrew Heintzman as we continue to solicit perspectives on the green economy.

How does our economic system need to change in a world that faces growing threats of climate change, peak oil, and resource scarcity?
Economic Literacy for a Green Economy


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