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EDUCATION GRANT COMPETITION - Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation,

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The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce its third annual grant competition. To date, eleven grants totaling $ 91,385 have been awarded to community-based, breast cancer education projects.

For further information or to obtain an application for the 1999 competition, please call Joel Heitin at (416) 597-6773 or 1-800-387-9816, extension 241. Fax requests should be sent to (416) 596-7857. E-mail requests should be sent to [email protected].



Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., April 1, 1999.

Applications sent by fax or e-mail will not be accepted.

New Leadership Training Opportunity For Refugees and Immigrants

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The Refugee and Immigrant Program of The Maytree Foundation is pleased to fund a New Leadership Training Opportunity For Refugees and Immigrants. The leadership training program will be delivered in collaboration with the Institute in Management and Community Development of Concordia University.



The objective of this free leadership training program is to identify and support the development of potential leaders who are catalysts for social change.



We are inviting applications to the program from interested applicants who:

- are located in the Greater Toronto Area;

- are, or were, immigrants or refugees;

- demonstrate a passion for social change;

- are associated with a community based group, an institution, or a corporation (as staff or volunteers) that supports the applicant

Healthy Eating Fair

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Halton's Healthy Eating Fair is on Saturday, March 27, 1999 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Glen Abbey Recreation Centre, 1415 Third Line, (just north of the QEW on Third Line) in Oakville. Admission is $2 per family. Proceeds go to Food for Thought - Halton's school nourishment program. A variety of exhibits, presentations and cooking demonstrations by local restaurants, food companies, registered dietitians and health organizations will offer you ways to make healthy eating tasty, fun and easy! Don't miss the free food samples, recipes, door prizes and more! At 12:30 p.m, the stage will spotlight a fun "Healthy Meal Challenge". Halton's Regional Chairman, Mayors, Regional and Local Councillors will be challenged to build a healthy meal in four minutes. Dr. Robert Nosal, Halton Region's Medical Officer of Health and Lynn Roblin, Registered Dietitian, nutrition writer for the Toronto Star, and co-author of "Suppertime Survival", will host the Challenge. The Healthy Eating Fair is presented by: The Halton Regional Health Department; Canadian Cancer Society; Halton Healthcare Services Corporation (Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital and Milton District Hospital); Sandra Saville, RD Consulting Dietitian; and the Canadian Diabetes Association. For more information about this event please call the Halton Regional Health Department at (905) 825-6060, ext. 7891. TTY (905) 827-9833.



For local inquiries from: Acton (519) 853-0501; Aldershot (905) 639-4540; Georgetown (905)878-8113; Streetsville (905) 823-6720) URL: http://www.region.halton.on.ca)

EVERYDAY CARCINOGENS: Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

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Hamilton City Hall & McMaster University, Hamilton



Everyday Carcinogens is a Public Hearing & Workshop to examine what Ontario is doing (or not) to prevent human exposure to carcinogens in our homes, workplaces and the environment-at-large.

Public Hearing 2 - 4:30 pm Fri. Mar 26 Hamilton City Hall

Cancer Prevention Workshop 7-9 pm Fri. Mar 26 and 9 am - 5 pm Sat. Mar 27, McMaster U.

Speakers include: Dr. Sandra Steingraber (author of Living Downstream), Dr. Peter Infante (US OSH), and Karen DeKoning (Can. Breast Cancer Network).

Contact Rachel Gillooly, Conference Planning Services, Tel 1-877-372-2435; Fax (705) 454-9792 E-mail: [email protected]

Resource: Never Be A Victim (Videos)

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Special offer . . . Get the Never Be A Victim Home Video Library for only $20. Contents: Volume One: Introduction and Officer Jim's TEN Rules; Volume Two: Preventing Abduction; Volume Three: Preventing Molestation; Volume Four: Building Your Family Team for Safety.



The Never Be A Victim Program Home Video Library set is based upon the full Life Skill course program designed for schools which fosters a community partnership. This award-winning and widely endorsed program empowers us about "How to deal with the dangers and confrontations of our time", which is the teaching mission of the Never Be A Victim School Program now used in many elementary schools in Canada and endorsed by school boards, police, community groups and parents. Never Be A Victim has been endorsed by the Ontario Safety League, Block Parents, Lions Clubs, Knights of Colombus and 40 police services in Ontario among many others, and has won many community awards. The Home Video Library won The Premier Magazine National Award in 1997 for "Best Instructional Programs".



For more information visit the Never Be A Victim website at http://www.nbav.com To Order each set (4 videos) at ONLY $20 per set ( plus taxes and shipping) email to [email protected]

TORONTO AIDS & DAPP GRANTS DEADLINE MARCH 1

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Toronto AIDS Prevention Funding:

Applications Due March 1, 1999



Applications are welcomed for projects that address high risk behaviours, enhance access to HIV/AIDS prevention messages and address social barriers related to poverty, race, sexual orientation, culture, sex, language skills, age, physical or mental ability, etc.



For more information, contact Community Projects Officers: Meeley Chan (392-1560 ext. 87153/ email: [email protected]) or Kelly Sweet (392-1560 ext. 87112/email: [email protected]).





Toronto Drug Abuse Prevention Funding:

Applications due March 1, 1999



Funding priorities are: young people at risk, including their families; promoting healthy, positive alternatives; multicultural outreach; building partnerships, networks and coalitions with agencies/groups; and reducing drug-related harm to individuals and communities.



For more information, contact Community Health Officers: Therese Damaso (392-1560 ext. 87344/ email: tdamaso @city.toronto.on.ca) for groups East of Yonge Street. OR Neil Evans (392-1560 ext. 87348/ email: [email protected]) for groups West of Yonge Street.

1999 TORONTO AIDS PREVENTION and DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION GRANTS

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Application deadline is 4:30 p.m. March 1, 1999



TORONTO AIDS PREVENTION FUNDING:

The purpose of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Funding Program is to support innovative, targeted education programs to influence behaviours and situations that put people at risk of acquiring HIV. Examples: projects to increase condom use; decrease unsafe needle-use; enhance negotiation in relationships; enhance the health of those living with HIV. Applications are welcomed for projects that address high risk behaviours, enhance access to HIV/AIDS prevention messages and address social barriers related to poverty, race, sexual orientation, culture, sex, language skills, age, physical or mental ability, etc.



For more information, contact Community Projects Officers: Meeley Chan (392-1560 ext. 87153/

email: [email protected]) or Kelly Sweet (392-1560 ext. 87112/email: [email protected]).





TORONTO DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION FUNDING:

Funding priorities are: young people at risk, including their families; promoting healthy, positive alternatives; multicultural outreach; building partnerships, networks and coalitions with agencies/groups; and reducing drug-related harm to individuals and communities.



For more information, contact Community Health Officers: Therese Damaso (392-1560 ext. 87344/ email: tdamaso @city.toronto.on.ca)

For groups East of Yonge Street, or Neil Evans (392-1560 ext. 87348/ email: [email protected]) for groups West of Yonge Street.





Applications will be available in January for distribution

Groups are encouraged to phone for further information, to discuss project ideas and to receive an application form

Deadline for applications is March 1, 1999

To receive an application:

AIDS Prevention: Eppie Kawall, 277 Victoria Street, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W1

Tel: 392-7451 Fax: 392-1483 Email: [email protected]



Drug Abuse Prevention: Pauline Phelan, 277 Victoria Street, Main Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 1W1 Tel: 392-0807 Fax: 392-0635 Email: [email protected]

Malawi Study Tour

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Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief, CPAR, has a few spaces remaining in its 1999 Study Tour featuring primary health care and agriculture for 18 days: February 19-March 8, 1999



*For more information or to register, contact: CPAR 550 Queen Street East, Suite 335, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1V2, tel: (416) 369-0865 or 1-800-263-2727, Fax: (416)-369-0294

E-mail:[email protected]

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