Is your community a caring community? The Caring Communities Award recognizes outstanding achievements of communities across Ontario. Recipients receive community building resources and a $20,000 award. Application deadline: April 16th, 1999. For more information:
Phone: 1 800 263 2887 URL: http://www.trilliumfoundation.org/english/cca
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 [email protected] or contact John Byl at: Tel. 905 648 2131 X 249 Fax 905 648 2134 email [email protected]
Ontario Public Health Association Conference
Theme: Celebrating our past, Building our future - Toronto, November 15, 16, 17, 1999
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: May 14, 1999 Contact the OPHA (416) 367-3313 for the submission form. For more information visit: http://www.web.net/opha/index.html
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 [email protected] or http://www.canarie.ca/cpi
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 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.
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
May 3-9 National Mental Health Week
Canadian Mental Health Association
Tel.: (416) 484-7750 (or regional offices)
For further information on events in Ontario, contact:
Karen Wilkinson 416 977 5580 x4138