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Making the Spirit Connections in Social Work Practice


Continuing Education Workshop

7:00 p.m.

Student Lounge, 3rd Floor, Faculty of Social Work

246 Bloor St. West, University of Toronto

Guest Speaker: Dr. Lowell Jenkins, Professor Emeritus, Colorado State University, Department of Social Work Chair, International Committee, National Association of Social Work

Cost is $20.00 per person (students: $10.00).

Seating is limited. RSVP by November 15th.

Tel: (416) 978-6394

Call for Papers: Partnership Research for Health and Social Change Conference


We are pleased to confirm that the 6th National Health Promotion Research Conference, "Partnership Research for Health and Social Change," will be held at the Victoria Conference Centre (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) on April 7-10, 2002.

The conference program will bring together researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators and consumers to discuss and develop how interdisciplinary and intersectoral partnerships can facilitate and sustain change.

The Community Health Promotion Coalition at the University of Victoria, in collaboration with the Canadian Consortium for Health Promotion Research, invites you to attend and participate in this important conference.

Abstracts of proposed presentations are to be submitted via the conference website on or before Friday, November 16, 2001.

Details about the conference. The call for abstracts, forms for conference registration and abstract submission can be obtained by visiting the conference website at The conference website will be updated regularly and will grow as our conference planning proceeds.

We invite you to distribute the conference information and website to any interested colleagues. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at

We look forward to seeing you in Victoria in April 2002.

[Source: CLICK4HP]

Request for Proposal: Website Enhancement Project, NEDIC


The National Eating Disorder Information Centre is accepting proposals for a web site enhancement project.


Since NEDIC's first appearance on the Internet in 1998, our web site ( has become a leading web-based resource for information and support in the areas of eating disorders and weight related issues. The web site was launched in an effort to provide more accessible information on a variety of subjects related to food and weight issues to wider audience than NEDIC was capable of reaching with its existing means. However, for NEDIC to continue to provide this exceptional blend of educational and celebratory services to an ever-increasing audience, the web site needs to expand.

Scope of Project

NEDIC would like to continue to increase access and the quality of access to resources, support and information for lay individuals and professionals This project will develop NEDIC's web site into a more enhanced interactive and dynamic web site in order to increase access to information and resources by clients.

Submission Process

If you are interested, please contact Karin Davis ( for a full version of the RFP. Proposals must be submitted electronically on or before November 16th, 2001 at 5pm to

Karin Davis

Program Coordinator

New Report: Inequality is Bad for our Hearts: Why Low Income and Social Exclusion are Major Causes of Heart Disease


[This announcement has been excerpted from a press release posted to CLICK4HP by Dennis Raphael.]

A new report released today concludes that the economic and social conditions under which Canadians live their lives are more critical in determining whether they develop heart disease than medical and lifestyle risk factors (diets high in fat and cholesterol, inactivity, and tobacco use). The report, Inequality is Bad for our Hearts: Why Low Income and Social Exclusion are Major Causes of Heart Disease, was commissioned by the North York Heart Health Network to draw the attention of politicians, policy makers, health professionals and the public to the threats posed to Canadians' heart health by the increasing incidence of poverty and low income.

According to the report, the economic and social conditions that most contribute to heart disease among Canadians are poverty and low income. There is also increasing evidence that societies with a large income gap between the wealthy and the poor produce the conditions that lead to heart disease.

The report Inequality is Bad for our Hearts: Why Low Income and Social Exclusion are Major Causes of Heart Disease is available at


Sara Farrell, Coordinator


North York Heart Health Network

Toronto Public Health

Tel: 416-338-8471

Dennis Raphael, Associate

School of Health Policy and Management

York University

Tel: 416-736-2100, ext. 22134

News from the Alberta Centre for Active Living


WellSpring is a quarterly publication of the Alberta Centre for Active Living. Intended primarily for practitioners in health promotion and physical activity, WellSpring provides relevant and timely information on trends, issues, and best practices related to active living and physical activity.

WellSpring is available free of charge on our web site at If you would like to receive an e-mail notification when WellSpring is published, please contact Betty Lee at

What's in the latest issue of wellspring? Class Action: Child and Youth Health:

* Putting Students in the Driver's Seat, Kathy GermAnn, Community Action Team Leader, Regional Public Health, David Thompson Region

* Key Connections: Producing Healthy and Active Alberta Students Val Olekshy, Field Experience Associate, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta

* The Ever Active Schools Movement, Margaret Schwartz, Provincial Coordinator, Ever Active Schools

* The Obesity Epidemic among Children and Adolescents, Mary A. T. Flynn, Coordinator, Nutrition and Active Living, and Kerri Staden, Nutrition Specialist, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Healthy Communities, Calgary Regional Health Authority

* News about Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Children & Youth

* Physical Activity Fast Facts, Kerry McGannon, Research Coordinator, Alberta Centre for Active Living

* Physical Activity During Adolescence, Allan Fein, PhD candidate in Exercise Science, University of Toronto

Well-Being Goes Active: News about our recent name change

The Alberta Centre for Well-Being has changed its name to the Alberta Centre for Active Living. Visit our new and redesigned web site at for more information about this exciting change.

The Alberta Centre for Active Living is supported by Alberta Community Development and the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks & Wildlife Foundation.

[Source: CLICK4HP]


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