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Invitation for Applications to TEACH university-accredited Certificate Program

Application Deadline March 25, 2011


The TEACH Project has a primary goal of reducing the prevalence of tobacco use in Ontario by increasing identification and treatment capacity by health and allied practitioners from diverse disciplines and service settings.

TEACH Certificate Program Courses

  • Prerequisite Online Course: Tobacco and Public Health: From Theory to Practice
  • Core Course: A Comprehensive Course on Smoking Cessation: Essential Skills and Strategies, May 16-May 18, 2011
  • Specialty Course: Tobacco Interventions for Patients with Mental Health and/or Addictive Disorders, May 19-20, 2011

All courses will be held at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, which is located at 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, between May 16 and 20, 2011.

All certificate program courses are accredited by University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Northern Ontario School of Medicine, McMaster University School of Medicine, University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, College of Family Physicians of Canada (Mainpro-C), Ontario College of Pharmacists, and Canadian Addiction Counselling Certification Federation (CACCF).

TEACH is funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport in Ontario as part of the Smoke-Free Ontario initiative in order to offer accessible, evidence-based training and continuing professional education.

Health professionals that work in Ontario must pay a $150 administrative fee when registering for the Core Course. In order to ensure reach and access, the Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport has provided funding, if needed, for travel and accommodation for practitioners from outside Toronto.

Health care professionals from outside Ontario pay $1400.00 for the complete Certificate Program, plus costs for travel/accommodation.

For more information, please visit ttp:// .

Online applications close March 25, 2011.