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Resources that may complement or relate to the topic of homeless youth needs assessment can be found in two past OHPE bulletins: #61.2 Youth Health Promotion Resources and #74.2 Resources on Homelessness and Advocacy. (See below for access to archives.)


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Canadian Intramural Recreation Association National Conference


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 or contact John Byl at: Tel. 905 648 2131 X 249 Fax 905 648 2134 email

Digital Knowledge III Information Technology: Tracking the Impact of the Internet


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 or

Education Grant Competition, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario


The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce its third annual grant competition. To date, eleven grants totalling $ 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

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

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

Healthy Eating Fair


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:


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