"The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living and advocacy.
"The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada is a federation of 10 provincial Foundations, led and supported by a force of more than 130,000 volunteers."
1010-116 Albert Street Ottawa, ON, K1P 5G3 Tel: (613) 565-2522 ext 308 Fax: (613) 565-2278 [email protected]://www.cdpac.ca
Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) is a networked community of national and provincial organizations and networks who share a common vision for an integrated system of chronic disease prevention in Canada.
Don't Make Me Think is a book by Steve Krug about human computer interaction and web usability billed as a common sense approach to usability. Krug also has a website at http://www.sensible.com/.
Made to Stick – Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Stick, by Chip and Dan Heath, tackles the reasons why some ideas thrive while others die and how to improve the chances of worthy ideas. More information is available at http://www.madetostick.com.
MyCharityConnects is CanadaHelps' online resource centre for charities – a website dedicated to connecting charities to the technologies they need to succeed. For fundraisers, marketing and communications people, volunteer coordinators, website gurus, or a combination of any of the above, the site aims to be a one-stop-shop for learning all you need to about Philanthropy 2.0. Slides from the MyCharityConnects conference and recordings of some of the workshops are available at http://mycharityconnects.org/. Canada Helps website is at http://www.canadahelps.org.
This organization seeks to increase awareness about self-help/mutual aid in the community and among helping professionals, and to facilitate the growth and development of self-help groups, networks and resources in the greater Toronto area.
For further information, or to find out about upcoming conferences, call (416) 487-4355 or 1-888-283-8806 or visit http://www.selfhelp.on.ca.