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This week's OHPE feature and resources on Citizen Engagement were contributed by Susan Himel. Susan is a consultant with a special interest in the dynamics of technology, advocacy & social change. She has worked on various projects at OPC, Innovaction and the CHN for the past 5 years.

Our next OHPE feature is a critical examination of the Healthy Babies Healthy Children Program (HBHCP). It will be contributed by Francesco Lofranco, who wrote the piece for Ryerson course on Health Promotion and Community Development.


South Riverdale Community Health Centre Forum


The Power To Make It Happen. Has it Happened? How To Continue?

25 Years Ago, Riverdale set the standard for mass community organizing and activism. This story became immortalized in The Power to Make it Happen: Mass Based Community Organizing, What It Is and How It Works.

- Don Keating, author of The Power to Make it Happen: Mass Based Community Organizing, What It Is and How It Works, a 1975 book about Riverdale.

- Michael Shapcott, Cooperative Housing Federation, Ontario, and the Bread Not Circuses Coalition

Support Groups: Popular but Unproved


By Benjamin H. Gottlieb, Phd. Professor of Psychology, University of Guelph. From 5:30 - 7 pm at OISE, Room 2-211, 250 Bloor St. West. Free. For further information, details re: location and to let us know you will be attending please contact Jenny at the Self-Help Resource Centre, tel. 416-487-4355 or 1-888-283-8806 or e-mail

Presented by the Self-Help Resource Centre and the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto.


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