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New Resource--Silent Enemy, The Healthy Aboriginal Network


The Healthy Aboriginal Network has created a new comic book for Cancercare Ontario, the First Nation Health Authority, and CAREX (Carcinogen Exposure group at the University of Victoria).
The book is called Silent Enemy and is about a family that must face the realities of treatment when a father is diagnosed with lung cancer. Using the metaphor of a journey through a snowy landscape and a reoccuring threat, Silent Enemy explores an example of cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery. The comic is tailored to youth, support communities and organizations.

Opportunity to Establish a Rural Youth Advisory/Action Council/Committee, Parks and Recreation Ontario and Play Works


Deadline January 26, 2018

If you are from an Ontario community, with a population of less than 20,000 and that has not yet established a community-wide youth advisory/action council or committee, please read on. Note the deadline for response is Friday, January 26th.

Through a grant received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Parks and Recreation Ontario, in partnership with Play Works (founder of the Youth Friendly Community Recognition Program), is supporting the development of youth advisory/action councils/committees throughout Ontario.

Call for Presentations--The 2018 Accessibility Conference: Designing for Diverse Abilities, University of Guelph


Deadline January 28, 2018
Reach the goal of an accessible Ontario. We invite you to submit a presentation proposal for the 10th Annual Accessibility Conference “Designing for Diverse Abilities.”

Guelph, Ontario
May 29 to 30, 2018

New Resource--Theories, models and frameworks used in capacity building interventions relevant to public health: a systematic review (BMC Public Health 2017) Now Open Access


The purpose of this systematic review of the literature was to identify underlying theories, models and frameworks used to support capacity building interventions relevant to public health practice. Twenty-eight different theories, models and frameworks were identified. Of this number, the following were identified as the most frequently cited:

Overdose Prevention, Recognition and Response Training; Toronto Public Health


This training aims at building capacity within City and community organizations to respond to overdose by sharing knowledge gleaned from emerging practices in community overdose response as well as experiences from The Works Harm Reduction program. Participants can expect to learn about the overdose/toxic drug supply crisis in Toronto, basics in overdose prevention and recognition, and how to systematically respond to overdose within their service environment including the administration of Naloxone.

Sessions are held 2 times per week at pre-set locations across the city.

2018 Harry Jerome Nominations Open, BBPA


Deadline January 31, 2018

[Ed: Deadline updated January 26, 2018]

The BBPA Harry Jerome Awards is recognized as the most prestigious national awards gala in the African-Canadian community and a coveted symbol of achievement. This years winners receive awards in the following categories: Academics, Arts, Athletics, Business, Community Service, Diversity, Entertainment, Health Sciences, Leadership, Lifetime Achievement, Media, President’s, Professional Excellence, Trailblazer and Young Entrepreneur.

Call for Proposals—Resetting the Table, FSC Assembly 2018


Deadline January 30, 2018

Resetting the Table, FSC’s 10th Assembly, will bring together Canada’s brightest food thinkers and most innovative organizations to share and develop practical solutions to national and global issues related to food--climate, equity, health and sustainability. We are excited to partner with our Assembly hosts the Concordia Food Coalition and Concordia University, leaders in the student food movement and campus sustainability.

Montreal, Quebec
November 1-4, 2018

Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health Renamed


For your information, the Ontario Society for Nutrition Professionals in Public Health has undergone a name change. They are now called the Ontario Dietitians in Public health (ODPH). Their general email is now and their website is

You can read more about the changes on their news page:


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