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Next week, OHPE will have a feature article on How To's in Health Communication Production submitted by Jodi Thesenvitz of THCU.

Remember, your brief news, events, job postings, resources and other contributions are welcome. Send them to Deadline for submissions is THURSDAY AT 5 PM.

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New: APOLNET Key Contacts Database


On February 21, the Alcohol Policy Network, the Association to Reduce Alcohol Promotion in Ontario, the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and The Health Communication Unit officially launched a new online Key Contacts Database. The Database is designed to promote networking and information exchange among program planners, health promoters, researchers, policy-makers, the media and others interested in alcohol-related issues.

If there's something you want to promote to the media, the alcohol field or the world (think big!) -- anti-drinking and driving initiatives, drug awareness coalitions, alcohol education or policy resources, consulting, training or creative communications services -- this is a place to do it. The Database includes guidelines to safeguard the privacy -- and peace of mind -- of both database users and registrants. Although some basic information is required, it's up to you to determine how much information you want to include in your profile, and how much time you'll devote to responding to follow-up requests. And you don't have to be registered in the database to use the database... information can be sorted by last name, organization, location and membership/services offered. There's also a keyword search option -- particularly useful when you're looking for a specific person, event or resource.

The Database is provided as a free public service. It was made possible in part through a grant from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship, Culture and Recreation's program.

To register, or for more information, please visit

Long-time Executive Director Bryan Hayday Departs OPC


The Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse (OPC) has been a leader in the work of primary prevention, health promotion, organizational innovation and public policy initiatives on behalf of children and communities across Canada for over 15 years. During that time, Bryan Hayday has led OPC through its expansion and program development as its founding Executive Director. In the last five years, Bryan has also led the development of Innovaction, a national non-profit management consultation service, and, more recently, the design and start-up of the Canadian Health Network.

As with any organization, founders recognize that there is a time when the next generation of the organization's growth needs new leadership, and that founders need new challenges. It is thus with great appreciation of his contributions that the Boards of Directors of OPC and of Innovaction announce that Bryan Hayday is leaving his role as Executive Director to devote himself more fully to his teaching and consulting interests. Those who have come to know Bryan over the years will be aware of his long-standing affiliation with the Non-Profit Management and Leadership Program at York University, as well as consulting interests in organizational development, scenario planning and governance. The OPC Board of Directors wishes Bryan every success in his next enterprises, and thanks him for his leadership and contribution to the non-profit sector.

OPC is pleased that Connie Clement, who joined the organization in the fall of 2000 as Associate Director, will provide strategic leadership to the organization following Bryan's departure. These are significant changes for our organization, but OPC has been no stranger to change for the past 15 years! All the best, Bryan!

Call for Proposals: Community Mobilization Program (Ontario)


The Community Mobilization Program (Ontario), part of the National Strategy on Community Safety and Crime Prevention, is inviting eligible organizations in Ontario to consider the development of proposals that focus on crime prevention through social development.

Before taking the time to develop a proposal, please consult the web site of the National Crime Prevention Centre for information and CMP application criteria at It is important that you read the Community Mobilization Program Access Guide, available over the Internet or by calling toll free to 1-877-302-NCPC, as all proposals must meet specific application requirements. In addition, please contact your local community coordinator to discuss your project idea at the numbers below.

Community Coordinator Contact List:

* Eastern Ontario: Ms. Lara Green, Ottawa, Ontario, Tel: (613) 957-6361, Fax (613) 952-3515,

* Southern Ontario: Ms. Monika Ochnik, London, Ontario, Tel: (519)681-9304,

* Greater Toronto Area: Ms. Kim Swartz or Ms. Barbara Ronson, Toronto, Ontario, Tel: Kim (416)946-3235, Tel: Barb (416)946-5659, Fax: (416) 971-1365,,

* Northern Ontario: Mr. Danny Lega, Ottawa, Ontario, Tel: (613) 946-6605, Fax: (613) 952-3515,

After consultation with a community coordinator, proposals can be sent by mail to

Community Mobilization Program - Ontario

Department of Justice

123 Slater Street, 8th Floor

Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H8

Call for Content:


[This annoucement has been edited for length. For a complete version, please contact Jennifer Cowie Bonne at].

In October 2000, the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA) launched, an exciting, cutting-edge on-line community of organizations and individuals committed to improving the physical activity levels and overall health of children and youth. Members include: teachers, principals, curriculum consultants, administrators, parent council members, public health professionals, community health and recreation leaders, coaches, child care providers and other individuals involved with the health and well-being of children and youth. welcomes content submissions relevant to practitioners working with children and youth in physical activity and health-related disciplines. There are three categories for content submissions: feature articles, research features, and Add Water and Stir Activities. All submissions are reviewed by at least two colleagues of appropriate subject specialty. Authors are encouraged to have their work reviewed by colleagues before submission. Notification of acceptance or revisionrequirements usually takes four to six weeks.

Submission deadlines for 2001 are March 2, May 4, July 6, August 21, and November 2. For more information and detailed submission guidelines please contact

Jennifer Cowie Bonne

Program Development Leader

Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)

1185 Eglinton Ave East, Suite 501

Toronto, ON M3C 3C6

Tel: (416) 426-7219

Fax: (416) 426-7373


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