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There will be no OHPE next Friday due to the holiday weekend.

In this week's issue, our feature article by Steven Savvaidis, Manager, Program Training and Consultation Centre, discusses ways to increase quit attempts by smokers in Ontario.

Don't forget the Federal election is coming up quickly! If you missed our election round up, you can still read it at If we've missed something, let us know and we'll add it to the list for our next issue on October 16.

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Non-Profit Leaders: Join an EvalU Boot Camp and Foster a Culture of Learning and Innovation, Capacity Canada


Cambridge, Ontario
November 24-25, 2015

Cambridge Mill

Capacity Canada wants to help your nonprofit be more courageous, adaptive, and impactful by harnessing the power of strategic learning. Thishands-on boot camp will be facilitated by coaches and leading experts who will help empower you to tackle some of your toughest and most complex social and organizational challenges.

Social Media Webinar, Public Health Ontario


November 10, 2015

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The goal of this webinar is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills needed to build a social engagement strategy. It will provide agencies and individuals involved in health promotion initiatives an overview of how social media redefines traditional communication methods and how it can be leveraged to expand reach, influence health decision-making and facilitate engagement and information sharing.

Presenters: Sophie Rosa and Alineh Haidery

Learning objectives:

HealthAchieve 2015, Ontario Hospital Association


Toronto, Ontario
November 2-4, 2015

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

HealthAchieve is one of the largest and most respected health care events in North America and is the perfect opportunity for feature leaders to learn, share and network with some of the best and brightest health care and business leaders. We are also excited to have keynote addresses from Tony and Emmy winning comedian and actor Martin Short, former Vice President of Enron Corporation Sherron Watkins, Captain Richard Phillips and many others.

R.A.C.E. Against Workplace Bullying! Elgin St. Thomas Public Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit, and Public Services Health & Safety Association


London, Ontario
October 29, 2015

Best Western Plus Stoneridge Inn and Conference Centre
8:15 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Bullying, Harassment and/or Violence is often difficult to recognize and managers and HR often do not know how to respond. Bullying can result in decreased productivity, poor employee retention and sometimes serious legal problems.

Business Intelligence Dashboards–An Excel-based tool for monitoring clinic capacity and productivity, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario


October 26, 2015

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Business intelligence dashboards are user-friendly, graphic presentations of current status, and display trends of key performance indicators.  This tool has traditionally been used in  business environments, but  it is also useful in public health units and community health centres faced with increasing demands and limited resources.   

Program Coordinator, Tobacco Control Unit, Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 23, 2015

What can I expect to do in this role?

As a Program Coordinator, you will:

  • Lead and/or participate in program and policy development
  • Coordinate and oversee requests for proposals for transfer payment agencies
  • Provide advice to Public Health Units and agencies
  • Oversee program administration, including multi-year operating plans and budgets

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?


Racial Justice Matters: Advocating for Racial Health Equity, Dalla Lana School of Public Health Student-Led Conference


Toronto, Ontario
October 23-24, 2015

Registration is now open for the Dalla Lana School of Public Health's 8th Annual Student-Led Conference. This year, the conference titled Racial Justice Matters: Advocating for Racial Health Equity, will be focusing on racial health inequities and why racism is a public health issue.


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