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Saturday is Earth Day 2000! Celebrated every April 22, Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. For more information, see Click on "search" to locate events in your community.

Also starting Saturday is TV Turnoff Week. Escape the phantasy... For more information (and neat animation), see:

This week we're experimenting with sending out the bulletin from our new database, which is why OHPE #153 appears in plain text (and, alas, has a few formatting errors).


Homelessness - Who Benefits?


At 7:30 pm at OISE (252 Bloor Street West, near the St. George subway station). Moderator is: MICHAEL VALPY, columnist for the Globe and Mail. Panelists include: Sister Susan Moran, founder of the Out-of-the-Cold program; Paul Hellyer, leader of the National Action Party; Armine Yalnizyan, national disaster economist; David Hulchanski, professor of Housing and Community Development, University of Toronto. The forum will be signed for the Hearing Impaired.

Spring Health Conference


This is friendly reminder that the Spring Health Conference 2000 (co-hosted by The University of Toronto Faculty of Physical Education and Health and The Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) is right around the corner, being held on April 28, 2000 at the University of Toronto. This conference provides an opportunity for leaders in the promotion of healthy living to come together for a day of interaction, professional development and information sharing.

Urban Poverty in Canada: A Statistical Profile


"The number of people living in poverty in Canadian cities rose dramatically in the early 1990s, according to a new report released today by the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD). Urban Poverty in Canada: A Statistical Profile, containing data for 47 cities, is the most comprehensive study to date of poverty rates in Canada's major urban areas."


The report is available in full on the CCSD web site at For more information, contact: John Kane, Communications Officer Tel: (613) 236-8977, ext.228; Fax: 613) 236-2750 E-mail:

Mental Health Promotion Interest Group Meetings


Greetings to everyone interested in Mental Health Promotion. If you are interested in networking with others and sharing information and ideas, please join us at the meetings of the Mental Health Promotion Interest Group, Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto. New series to start soon. We are pleased to have Dr. Irving Rootman, Director of the Centre, participate in meetings. For more information, contact Nancy Craig--

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