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Canadian Intramural Recreation Association National Conference


At Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario

Workshops for those involved in post-secondary education to elementary education, as well as community recreation and camping. Topics include lots of active living opportunities: Inuit games, Computer applications, Student Leadership, Penny Games, Playground Leadership, Great Gator Games, Physical Activity Guide....

Cost is $175 (deduct $20 if you are a CIRA member) and includes the conference workshop, proceedings, two nights accommodation, all meals (two suppers, one lunch and two breakfasts), socials, t-shirt, lots of fun...

For more information and registration forms contact the CIRA Ontario office at: Tel. 905 575 2083 Fax 905 575 2264 email or contact John Byl at: Tel. 905 648 2131 X 249 Fax 905 648 2134 email

Digital Knowledge III Information Technology: Tracking the Impact of the Internet


Subtitled "Are things better or just different?", this conference is presented by Canada's Coalition for Public Information. The four themes for the conference are Education, Health, Society and Workplace. For further information contact the conference coordinators, The Ellis Riley Group, at tel. 416 593 7352 fax 416 593 0249 email or

THCU (The Health Communication Unit) On-line:New and updated on our website in April & May


Information on our services: Spring / Summer / Fall 1999 Provincial Workshops (4/14) & Regional Workshops (4/29)

Resources: Steps in Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (5/4), Conducting Survey Research (Workbook) (5/4), Steps in the Planning Process (4/30), Health Communication and Community Mobilization: Complementary Strategies for Health Promotion (4/29), Introduction to Health Promotion Planning (Workbook) (4/15).

We'll be adding lots more over the next month so keep checking back.


For more information please email Noelle at

The Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association Website


The Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association promotes the use of horticulture as a therapeutic tool in healthcare settings such as alcohol and drug rehab, occupational therapy, children's centres, mr/dd, traumatic brain injuries, mental health facilities, and

quality of life for seniors. Visit their website, at ,

for information on Horticultural Therapy, upcoming events and links to other programs.

CAHPERD Journal on Healthy Active Schools: Special Issue


The Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, active lifestyles for children and youth, has produced a special issue of the CAHPERD Journal on Healthy Active Schools. This issue takes an in-depth look at Comprehensive School Health, including

school-based health promotion and the relationship between the school and the community in its delivery.

Look for this issue and its instructional poster at your public health unit.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Moore, Quality School

Health Coordinator, at the CAHPERD national office:

1600 James Naismith Drive Email:

Gloucester, ON K1B 5N4 Tel.: (613)

748 5622 or (800) 663 8708



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