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Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action, Atlantic Summer Institute


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
August 21-23, 2017

Raising healthy children is a responsibility of all Canadians. Supporting and promoting child and youth mental health is central to enabling them to become life-long, positive contributors to their communities.

Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium: Moving Research to Action for Healthy Kids


London, Ontario
June 26 - 28, 2017

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, Western University

An incredible group of speakers from around the world will be coming to London this June to share their latest work and insights related to children’s health and the built environment in 3 key areas: access to healthy food, promoting healthy physical activity including active travel and play, and healthy outdoor play and mobility.

Youth Development Certificate Program, Lung Association


Toronto, Ontario
May 8 to 12, 2017

The Lung Association is excited to announce the next session of the Youth Development Certificate Program accredited by Queen’s University.

This 5-day training introduces you to the current best practice and research supporting a youth development approach. The training uses a facilitated cooperative learning approach and mirrors strategies that can be utilized in your work with young people. You will have opportunities to link new knowledge to past experiences and prepare to carry them into future practice.

Centre Talks: Serving people who are non-insured due to immigration status--barriers, resources and next steps; Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael's Hospital


Toronto, Ontario
May 5, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room 240, 209 Victoria Street (venue is wheelchair accessible)

People who are non-insured due to immigration status face many obstacles and gaps in the health care system, with severe consequences for health and wellbeing. Panelists will explore these obstacles and their impacts. Presentations will also offer a ‘101’ on working with patients who are non-insured due to immigration status and possibilities for policy change.


Nutrition Exchange, Celebrating Nutrition: It's a Capital Event; 2017 Ontario Society of Nutrition Professionals in Public Health


Ottawa, Ontario
May 3 and 4, 2017

Registered Dietitians, staff working in nutrition-related programs and students are encouraged to attend the OSNPPH Annual Nutrition Exchange. It is an important component of continuing education and professional development in Ontario.

The OSNPPH Annual Nutrition Exchange is the only conference in Ontario where the entire two-day agenda is dedicated to public health nutrition!


2017 Hastings Lecture--Housing & Health: Unlocking Opportunity, Toronto Public Health


Toronto, Ontario
April 24, 2017

6:00-8:30 p.m.
Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West

"It is homes we must give our people, not merely shelter."
--Dr. Charles Hasting, Toronto Medical Officer of Health (1910-1929)

In 1911, Dr. Charles Hastings released a seminal report on the 'slum conditions' in Toronto. His commitment and leadership resulted in widespread housing reforms.

Ways to Stop Binge Eating: Introducing “Alice,” NIED’s 57th Eating Disorder Symposium


Toronto, Ontario
April 20, 2017

6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Start
Waterstone Clinic/Bellwood Health Services, 175 Brentcliffe Road (free parking)

Speaker: Deborah Berlin-Romalis (BSW, MSW, RSW) — Executive Director, Sheena’s Place
With a personal story of recovery from Alicia Raimundo, Mental Health advocate.

All are welcome to this free event! Donations gratefully accepted.


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