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Health Promotion Ontario Conference News

Next week, Health Promotion Ontario will be hosting a two-day conference at the beautiful Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario. We will celebrate 30 years of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, while focusing on how to push boundaries in the field over the next 30 years.
In partnership with the Alliance for Health Promotion, the opening panel will feature international health promotion experts (including participants of the First International Conference on Health Promotion in 1986 where the Ottawa Charter was signed) discussing the new PEI Declaration, how it fits into the legacy of the Ottawa Charter, and implications for practice moving forward.
Program at a Glance

October 18th (1:30–7:00 p.m.)

  • Panel - Celebrating 30 years of the Ottawa Charter: Past, Present and Future
  • feat. Lavada Pinder (Director General of Health Promotion Directorate of Health and Welfare Canada), Ian Culbert (Executive Director of CPHA), Mihály Kökény (Former Ottawa Charter participant, Former Health Minister of Hungary), Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh (National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health - NCCDH)
  • Community Discussion - The Canadian Diet and the Future of Health Promotion
  • feat. Wayne Roberts (Former Manager of Toronto Food Policy Council), Tim Stevenson (Food Matters Manitoba), Irena Knezevic (Carelton University)
  • Evening Reception and Networking Event

October 19th (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

  • Opening Keynote - Connie Clement (Scientific Director, NCCDH)
  • Research Presentations and Skill-Building Workshops
  • Lunch and Young Professional Networking Event
  • Closing Keynote - Mihály Kökény (Former Ottawa Charter participant, Former Health Minister of Hungary)

This is by far, the most exciting conference HPO has planned in the last 25 years!
The full program is available here:

We are happy to announce two new ways for you to participate in this year’s conference! One-day registration and a group rate (4+ registrants) are now available.

Register now at

We look forward to seeing you in Ottawa next week!