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Last week, we announced the Call For Papers and Workshops for the Tenth Biennial Conference on Canadian Social Welfare Policy, hosted by the University of Calgary. Please note that the deadline has been extended to no later than February 15.

This week's feature is contributed by Jodi Thesenvitz and summarizes one The Health Communication Unit's (THCU's) recent special topics workshop on Effective PSAs.


2001 Community Education Grant Competition


The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Ontario Chapter is pleased to announce its Spring 2001 Community Education Grant competition. To date, forty-eight grants totaling $ 920,000 have been awarded to community-based, breast cancer education projects in Ontario.

The Spring 2001 Grant Application Form and Guidelines are available on the CBCF website by going to

You can also request your Spring 2001 Grant Application Form and Guidelines by contacting Joel Heitin at (416) 596-6773 or 1-800-387-9816, extension 241.

* Fax requests should be sent to (416) 596-7857

* E-mail requests should be sent to

* Mailing Address:

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Ontario Chapter

790 Bay Street, Suite 1000

Toronto, Ontario M5G 1N8

Grant mentors are available to help with questions about the application forms and process in the following communities:

* Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Barrie, London, Brampton, York Region, Ottawa

Contact Joel Heitin at for more information about grant mentors in these and other places in Ontario.

Please note: * All applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday April 3, 2001

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

Methadone Treatment Symposium: Overcoming Stigma with Partnerships in Central Ontario


The Manor Carrying Place Golf and Country Club 16750 Weston Road

9:00 am - 4:30 pm


* Raise awareness of methadone treatment

* Develop strategies for client access in Central Region

* Foster professional and consumer collaboration

* Build community networks


* Physicians and Pharmacists

* Consumers

* Addiction and Mental Health Practitioners

* Correctional Workers and Law Enforcement Officers

Free Trade Across the Americas: Responding to the Human, Environmental and Spiritual Threat


2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

(two blocks north of Bloor Street, one block east of St. George at Bedford Rd.)


* John Dillon, Research Coordinator, Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice

* Anna Dashtgard, Organizer, Common Front on the WTO

* Respondent: Ursula Franklin, author, The Real World of Technology.

Free Admission. Discussion. Refreshments.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week


The National Eating Disorder Information Centre presents Eating Disorder Awareness Week

* Body-Image and Self-Esteem: Help and hindrance for women of colour

A panel discussion in which we honor and celebrate the racial and cultural diversity of bodies and raise awareness about body image and body politics in communities of colour. Panelists include: Zahra Dhanani, lawyer, activist and co-host of Masala Mixx on CKLN; Ann Shin, National Film Board of Canada, Director of Asian Eyes; Trey Anthony, playwright and comedian whose work has been featured at Second City and as a part of From the Soul: The Urban Talk Show; and Iyabo Musa, a nutritionist working in the area of weight management.

Date: 5 February 2001

Time: 7.00 p.m.

Venue: YMCA, 20 Grosvenor St. Toronto FREE

* Fearless Friday - an evening of celebration An evening of comedy, song and improvisation by Albert Howell (Second City; Devil's Advocate); Peter Oldring (Second City; Sin City) and

Joanne O'Sullivan (The Sexy Dance; Stand Off) amongst others. Join us in celebrating life regardless of size, weight or shape.

Date: Friday 9 February 2001

Time: 8.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m.

Venue: Rio Bar; 129 Danforth Ave. (at Broadview), Toronto PWYC

For more information, see or call 416-340-4156


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