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Today is Jodi Thesenvitz's last day with the OHPE before she goes on maternity leave. The shrinking editorial team is, as appropriate on Halloween, a little scared. We will deeply miss Jodi's guidance, advice, energy and extensive capabilities in editing, communication and analysis. After her three years with OHPE Bulletin, Jodi leaves a legacy in the high-quality feature articles that she has nurtured and sought out, in the wealth of resources she researched and annotated and in the increased presence of OHPE in the health promotion community in Ontario and beyond.

We wish Jodi and Mark all the best in the coming months and look forward to her return in the spring.

And then there were three: Alison Stirling continues as team leader, Larry Hershfield as team advisor and Noelle Gadon remains weekly editor, as well as becoming the feature article editor in Jodi's place.

Don't be scared to send your submissions and inquiries to

Kim Bergeron contributes this week's feature article, "A Leadership Framework for Management in Public Health." She writes, "Providing leadership is about discovering what you care about and value, what inspires you in your everyday environment, what encourages you to move forward and how what you "do" has an effect on others."

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).


Coaching & Mentoring Employees: Bringing out their Best


Because it is repeated so frequently, the phrase "People are our greatest asset" may seem only like rhetoric. The truth is, engaged and talented people that come to work everyday are the real asset of your organization. As a manager, it is your role to increase the worth of that human capital. Yet a one size fits all approach to managing people just doesn't make sense. That's why many managers use coaching and mentoring to maximize employee performance and learning.

Are We Going to Pot? Decriminalization of Marijuana


1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Toronto Council Chambers, Metro Hall, 55 John Street,

Keynote: Reforming Marijuana! Mr. Oscapella, founding member of the Canadian Foundation for Drug Policy

Panel: Coordinator of Injury Prevention and Substance Abuse, City of Toronto Public Health; Cannabis As Living Medicine; Project Consultant for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health; Youth Worker in an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit

Please RSVP to Audrey Eagan by November 14, 2003.

The 3 Basic R's for Effective Volunteer Involvement


9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

Bayshore Community Centre

Presented by Volunteer Cambridge in partnership with the Ministries of Citizenship, Culture Tourism and Recreation and the City of Owen Sound Community Services Department

How can we effectively recruit, retain and recognize volunteers?

If you work or volunteer with a group that relies on volunteers, then you really need to know the answer to this question.

By the end of this session, you will

RFP: Heart Health Video


Deadline: 17 November 2003
Toronto, Ontario 

The City of Toronto requests written proposals for a heart health video, that reflects and complements an existing resource, "The Love Your Heart tool kit for diverse communities." This resource is designed to support facilitators implementing heart health workshops that focus on healthy living. The video is intended to complement the tool kit in messaging and format.

RFP: Qualitative Researcher, Ontario Child Nutrition Program Evaluation Project


The Ontario Child Nutrition Program Evaluation Project "(OCNPEP) is a three year initiative examining the extent to which child nutrition programs (CNPs) meet best practices. During phase two, a qualitative researcher will be hired to conduct focus groups and individual interviews with children, parents, volunteers, educators and program coordinators regarding their perceptions of CNPs.

Key Deliverables


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