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CHNET-Works February Fireside Chats

Fireside Chats are FREE pan-Canadian discussions on pressing community health issues, for community health professionals. Participants join in via a toll free telephone call (to hear the presentation and participate in the discussions) and the internet (to see the visual Presentations) For more information and to register go to

1.  Community Approaches to Food Insecurity
February 21, 1:00-2:30 p.m., ET
This Fireside Chat is the second in a series on poverty and food insecurity. It will look at more pieces of the puzzle for this complex issue. Perspectives from the Canadian Association of Food Banks, the Caledon Institute and Canadian Council for Social Development will shed light on the depth of poverty, food charity through the decades, public policies and community capacities in Canada.  Are there opportunities for effective involvement on the part of the community health field? We hope you will join in the discussions!  Advisors on Tap: Shawn Pegg, Canadian Association of Food Banks; Katherine Scott, Canadian Council for Social Development; Sherri Torjman, Caledon Institute

2. Emergency Preparation: Psychosocial Resiliency
February 28, 1:00-2:30 p.m., ET
Advisors on Tap: Dave Hutton Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Public Health Agency of Canada; Larry Bredesen Regional Coordinator, Public Health Agency of Canada; John Webb Director of Emergency Social Services, NS Department of Community Services