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This week's feature comes to us from New Zealand. Steve Shaffelburg and Hali Oliver of Toi Te Ora Public Health share with us their experiences using Photovoice in schools.

Be sure to visit the websites listed in our resources message, 206.2. Both and have remarkable galleries with photographs from Photovoice projects around the world.

And, if you haven't already, please check out OHPE Bulletins 204.1 and 204.2 in our searchable archive at The feature article was written by Charlotte Lombardo, a health promotion student at the University of Toronto and the co-leader of TeenNet's Youth Action initiative which uses the Photovoice methodology.


Coming soon: Youth Summit on Physical Activity!!!


The Foundation for Active Healthy Kids is working with various partners, including The Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA), to host Youth Summit 2001 with generous support from Health Canada, under the Canadian Diabetes Strategy.

Youth Summit 2001, "Physical Activity - Love it? Want it? Need it!", will provide

* a forum for youth from across the province to come together and openly discuss their thoughts, opinions and solutions on issues regarding physical activity participation, and healthy lifestyles.

Farewell to Irv Rootman


An event to remember...A farewell for Irv

3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Music Room, Hart House, University of Toronto

June 30, 2001 marks the end of Irv Rootman's term as Director of the Centre for Health Promotion.

To reflect the nature and scope of Irv's work, we invite all of his colleagues, friends and co-workers, past and present to celebrate Irv's 10 years with the Centre for Health Promotion, and to wish him well for the future.

We hope that you will join us!

The Lung Association forming a provincial Youth Tobacco Team!!!


The Lung Association, with funding provided in part by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is creating a Youth Tobacco Team. The Team will essentially report to the Minister of Health on the issues that directly affect young people and will also have input into the development of a comprehensive youth strategy. The Team will be comprised of eight to ten youth between the ages of 13 and 18, which will be selected from across the province by a number of community members and organizations.

We seek a diverse group of individuals, smokers and non, who have been involved in developing awareness about the tobacco issue or in working toward the reduction of tobacco use among peers or adults within their school or community. If you're aware of a youth from your community that would adequately fit the role of being a member of the province's first Youth Tobacco Team, please nominate them for this great opportunity!

More information and nomination forms are available on-line at under 'What's New? (click on 'Events') or by contacting

Ornell Corvaglia

The Lung Association

Tel: (519) 822-7739 or

Deadline for Nomination forms is May 25, 2001.

Mental Health Promotion Interest Group Meeting


The next Mental Health Promotion Interest Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 4:40 p.m. at the Centre for Health Promotion at the University of Toronto, 100 College Street, Ste 207, Toronto. Guests Bob Jeffrey, Suzanne Jackson, and Martin Shain will discuss their proposal about Mental Health Promotion and the Pulp and Paper Industry in Northwestern Ontario. Everyone welcome to attend.


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