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Upcoming CHNET Fireside Chats: May 2008

Climate Change and Communities: Active Transportation
May 2, 2008, 1:00-03:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
This will be the tenth Fireside Chat on the issue of Active Transportation in communities.  We'll look at the link between climate change and the air quality benefits of Active Transportation. We encourage community health participants to invite municipal councilors, planners and engineers to join in the discussions on this chat! (Advisor on Tap: Michael Haynes)

A Fresh Approach to Food: Improving Access to Healthy Food in Waterloo Region
May 15, 2008, 1:00-03:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Hearing 'success stories" from other communities provides inspiration, affirmation for current work, creative insights and opportunities to share and ask questions about commonly held challenges and solutions Region of Waterloo Public Health has been working to create a healthy local food system for over eight years. A key component of this work has been to increase the availability of healthy food in urban areas all the while supporting the local agricultural economy and rural communities.  The Fireside Chat provides an opportunity to learn about its master plan - the Region of Waterloo Healthy Community Food System Plan and several of the key strategies identified to put the plan in action. (Advisor on Tap: Katherine Pigott)

Emergency Preparation and Seniors
May 23, 2008, 1:00-03:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)                         
This Fireside Chat will look at: Mental Health Issues for Older Adults in Emergencies and Disasters -Addressing Vulnerabilities and Fostering Resilience Who should Participate?  A special invitation is extended to participants in the Second International Workshop on Seniors and Emergency Preparedness, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 2008 Community Health professionals involved in Emergency Management and Gerontological nurses and Long term care caregivers. (Advisors on Tap: Gloria M. Gutman, Maggie Gibson, Sandi Hirst)

NCCAH: A Kitchen Table Discussion About FASD and Aboriginal Peoples: What are the Knowledge Gaps?
May 29, 2008, 1:00-03:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
CHNET-Works! and National Collaborating Council on Aboriginal Health are pleased to be collaborating on a second 'chat' re: Fetal Alcohol Syndrom/Disorders. Our Advisor on Tap is calling it a 'kitchen table discussion': welcoming participation. (Advisor on Tap: Michael Pacey)

For more information and to register, visit http://www.chnet-works.ca.