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Unravelling the Food-Health Nexus: Addressing Practices, Political Economy, and Power Relations to Build Healthier Food Systems; Global Alliance for the Future of Food


December 12, 2017

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST

Food is a cornerstone of good health. Yet food systems affect health through multiple, interconnected pathways, generating severe human and economic costs.

Embracing family caregivers in co-design, EENet Family Caregiver CoI Webinar Series


December 7, 2017

12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

Join this upcoming webinar and explore two co-design projects:

  • the EMBRACE project, a Changing CARE initiative funded by the Change Foundation that aims to improve the interaction between family caregivers and addiction and mental health providers; and
  • the Family Inclusion Model project, a project funded by a Bell Let’s Talk grant that aims to improve two-way communication between family caregivers and in-patient psychiatry staff and psychiatrists.

The webinar objectives are to:

Top Ten Compliance Issues for Canadian Registered Charities: A Webinar with Mark Blumberg, Sustainability Network


December 7, 2017

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

This webinar provides plain language information and resources about the CRA compliance obligations of Canadian charities for 2018, including the following topics:

  • Mistakes with T3010
  • Incorrect Receipts
  • Acting Outside Legal Objects
  • Non-Charitable Activities
  • Gifts to Non-Qualified Donees
  • Fundraising Costs and Practice
  • Employment Issues
  • Political Activities
  • Unrelated Business Activities

About Mark Blumberg

“Shame and Aberoo: Understanding mental health stigma in the Middle Eastern community,” Refugee Mental Health Project


December 6, 2017

1:00-2:00 p.m. EST

As within any society, stigma toward mental illness exists in many Middle Eastern communities. In Middle Eastern communities, however, the concept of "aberoo" goes beyond stigma; it is a broader and more complex concept that includes the notion of self and a way of thinking that can profoundly affect one’s life. Aberoo can act as a barrier, preventing people from coming forward or accessing the mental health services they need.

Decoding the Toronto City budget process: a 101 for health care providers and researchers, Centre for Urban Health Solutions


Toronto, Ontario
December 6, 2017

10:00–11:30 a.m.
209 Victoria Street, Room 241

The Toronto City budget process is starting again soon. It kicks off with a proposed budget in November (one that usually includes a number of potential cuts to services). Then, people have an opportunity to weigh in through analysis, deputations, and contacting City Councillors and the Mayor. City Council votes on a final budget in early 2018.

Join us on as Beth Wilson, Senior Researcher at Social Planning Toronto tells us:

Addressing Self-Injurious Behaviour, SafeGuards Training


Peterborough, Ontario
December 5, 2017

Many people work with children/youth who engage in self-injurious behaviour; however few really feel comfortable about the issue and in turn refer the child/youth for psychiatric consultation. Participants will learn how to identify those at risk and how to work with children/youth who self-harm. Increase your skills in empathetic listening, problem-solving, assessment and treatment. This training will also prepare you to respond to children/youth who approach you about their self-injurious behaviour.


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