Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action, Atlantic Summer Institute

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
August 21-23, 2017

Raising healthy children is a responsibility of all Canadians. Supporting and promoting child and youth mental health is central to enabling them to become life-long, positive contributors to their communities.

Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium: Moving Research to Action for Healthy Kids

London, Ontario
June 26 - 28, 2017

Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre, Western University

An incredible group of speakers from around the world will be coming to London this June to share their latest work and insights related to children’s health and the built environment in 3 key areas: access to healthy food, promoting healthy physical activity including active travel and play, and healthy outdoor play and mobility.

Global Implementation Conference 2017

Toronto, Ontario
June 20-21, 2017

The biennial Global Implementation Conference (GIC) was launched in 2011 with a focus on “What is Implementation?”. GIC 2013 then moved from the “What” to the “How” of implementation with conference sessions related to the process and tools used to implement effectively in community-based settings. GIC 2015 then expanded this focus further by engaging presenters and delegates in a discussion about the impact of implementation at scale. 

Youth Development Certificate Program, Lung Association

Toronto, Ontario
May 8 to 12, 2017

The Lung Association is excited to announce the next session of the Youth Development Certificate Program accredited by Queen’s University.

This 5-day training introduces you to the current best practice and research supporting a youth development approach. The training uses a facilitated cooperative learning approach and mirrors strategies that can be utilized in your work with young people. You will have opportunities to link new knowledge to past experiences and prepare to carry them into future practice.

Centre Talks: Serving people who are non-insured due to immigration status--barriers, resources and next steps; Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael's Hospital

Toronto, Ontario
May 5, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Room 240, 209 Victoria Street (venue is wheelchair accessible)

People who are non-insured due to immigration status face many obstacles and gaps in the health care system, with severe consequences for health and wellbeing. Panelists will explore these obstacles and their impacts. Presentations will also offer a ‘101’ on working with patients who are non-insured due to immigration status and possibilities for policy change.


Rent Assistance, The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest

May 4, 2017

1:00−2:30 p.m. (EST)
Rent assistance is a cornerstone of the Housing First approach to ending chronic homelessness. Yet many Ontario communities do not have rent assistance or enough rent assistance to meet the needs of the homeless population. Furthermore, when available, rent assistance is often implemented in many different ways. Communities vary in terms of the dollar amounts of rent assistance per person and whether the rent assistance is portable or tied to a specific housing unit.

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