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Communications Training Webinars that Drive Organizational Success in Nonprofits, Sustainability Network


February 27 and March 1, 2018

We are pleased to be working once again with Second Revolution Communications to present two webinar trainings, for those with beginner to intermediate knowledge, that will build your organization’s marketing and communication capacity to maximize your public engagement and fundraising activities.

Webinar 1: Engineering Effective Events
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm ET

Bone Fit™ Workshops, Osteoporosis Canada


February, March, and May, 2018

[Ed: Chatham-Kent event dates updated January 26]

Do you work with clients with osteoporosis? Bone Fit™ is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop designed for healthcare professionals & exercise practitioners who work with clients with osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Canada will be hosting the next Bone Fit™ Workshops at the following locations:

On the economics of Housing First: Situating the results of the At Home/Chez Soi trial in a larger context, Centre for Urban Health Solutions


Toronto, Ontario
February 22, 2018

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

209 Victoria Street, Room 216

This talk will begin by a review of economic evaluations of Housing First interventions (both scattered-site and congregate). It will then describe the cost-effectiveness evaluation of scattered-site Housing First carried out as part of the pan-Canadian At Home/Chez Soi trial.

Speaker: Dr. Eric Latimer

Presented by: McLaughlin-Gallie Visiting Professorship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Impacts of Health Literacy on Patient Centred Care©, Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program


St. Jacobs, Ontario
February 22, 2018

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Woolwich Community Health Centre, 10 Parkside Drive

This event is a free 2 hour interactive workshop for health care providers to better understand health literacy and identify strategies to enhance communication.

Target Audience: Anyone working in a healthcare setting

Registration required; register online at

Care, Colour, and the Quality Chasm: Towards Client-Centered Care for African/Black Diaspora Populations in the Context of Structural Racism, Inaugural Centre Talks Black History Month Keynote Address


Toronto, Ontario
February 16, 2018

12:00–1:30 p.m.
Allan Waters Auditorium, 2nd floor, 209 Victoria Street (venue and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible)

“Across the globe, Africans and the African Diaspora continue to suffer inequality and disadvantage because of the legacy of colonialism and slavery.” – The United Nations Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024.

Effective health care interventions for African/Black Diasporic populations must begin by understanding the context and impacts of structural racism, which extend to:

Traumatic Dissociation with Children and Adolescents: Building Bonds for Treatment, SafeGuards


London, Ontario
February 15, 2018

In this workshop, participants will explore the complex realities of children and adolescents in care. Often these children have endured overwhelming experiences in early childhood and develop dissociation as a pervasive means of coping. Clinicians and caregivers must address the challenging and often confusing presentations and behaviours that interfere with daily functioning, creating chaos and disruption in the family home or placement.

By the end of this training you will be able to:

Starting your Own Passion Project: Lessons Learned from Three Entrepreneurs, Public Health Collective


February 15, 2018

7:00-8:00 p.m.

The Public Health Collective is hosting a panel of three inspiring entrepreneurs who share their experiences with starting their own companies. This is a great learning opportunity for anyone who has wanted to launch their own passion projects and is looking for some advice or motivation from those who have done it.

Preventing Substance Use Amongst Youth: A National Success Story from Iceland, Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council


Kitchener, Ontario
February 15, 2018

7:00-9:00 p.m.
Kitchener Public Library Main Branch

With Dr. Alfgeir Kristjansson and local experts

Iceland began ‘upstream’ prevention initiatives in the mid-1990s and to date they have seen substantial reductions in the use of cannabis, alcohol and tobacco amongst youth. Compared with Canada and European countries, Iceland’s prevalence rates are significantly lower. What are the key elements of their sustained success that could boost upstream prevention efforts in Canada?

Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics, Sustainability Network


February 14, 2018

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

As floods and wildfires become more frequent and fearsome, and climate action finds its way into federal policy, are Canadians’ beliefs and attitudes about climate change, and how to address it, changing? What do they really think about carbon pricing? And what are the most powerful narrative frames for engaging them on this all important issue?


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