Generic Strategies, Education [health,parenting etc], Communication, Organizational Development, Community Development, Policy Development, Advocacy, Intersectoral Collaboration, Self Help, Capacity Building, Internet & Online Communities, Social Marketing, Sustainability, Prevention

Online Resources Related to Feature 663

The Canadian Council on Learning website is still available at The site includes information on health literacy including a map on healthy literacy in Canada and Health Literacy in Canada report.

The International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS), Report summary from ABC Canada Literacy Foundation is available online at

Part 1--Health Literacy and Clear Writing Go Hand in Hand: Make the Connection Between Literacy Level and Plain English


I Introduction
II Health literacy matters…
III Demystifying plain English—what exactly is it?
IV Be a Plain English Matchmaker…
V The nuts and bolts of plain English: Moving theory into practice
VI Words alone are not enough…
VII To enhance health literacy, be "plain"…

-- submitted by Carolyn Wilby, Clear Language @ Work Inc.

I Introduction

Organizations Related to Feature 662


Ophea is a not-for-profit organization led by the vision that all kids value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to healthy active living. Ophea works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop groundbreaking programs and services that support healthy active schools and communities. Their website is at

Ontario Ministry of Education

It’s Not Just Gym Anymore


I Introduction
II Report card on physical activity
III Health and physical education
IV How the curriculum was developed
V What’s in the curriculum?
VI The challenge now

--submitted by Chris Markham, Executive Director and C.E.O., (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Ophea

I Introduction

Additional Health Fair Planning Resources

Health Fair Planning Guide is a resource from the Family and Consumer Sciences of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. It provides information on planning, implementing and evaluating health fairs.

Health Fair Timeline and Checklist provides an itemized checklist of planning tasks beginning 12 months prior to a health fair and includes follow-up activities. Independence Blue Cross.



Overview of “Health Fairs and Preconception, Prenatal and Child Health” Manual from the Best Start Resource Centre


I Summary and Overview
II Key Findings on Effectiveness
III Strategies for Planning Health Fairs
IV Conclusion
V References

--submitted by Louise Choquette, Bilingual Health Promotion Consultant, Best Start Resource Centre

I. Summary and Overview

Discussion Groups Related to OHPE Feature 640

Online volunteer organizations can to connect with other volunteers and advocate at

A network for volunteer managers is at

A project of Action without Borders, Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters at

Online Tools and Resources Related to OHPE Feature 640

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association provides resources that support and encourage volunteerism in Saskatchewan at

The NonProfit Times is the leading business publication for nonprofit management at

The Free Management Library provides comprehensive resources regarding the leadership and management of yourself, other individuals and groups at

Print Resources Related to OHPE Feature 640

Banks, Marjorie M.W. (2001). A study of church leaders, volunteers, and members on the use of volunteers in the church. A dissertation paper, Pepperdine University.

Colomy, P., Chen, H., & Andrews, G. L. (1987). Situational facilities and volunteer work. Journal of Volunteer Administration, 6, 20-25.

Freeman, Richard B. (1997). Working for Nothing: The supply of volunteer labor. Journal of Labor Economics, 15, 140-166.

Performance Management of Volunteers in the Nonprofit Sector


I Introduction
II High Performance Work Systems
III Summary and Discussion of Research Results
IV Conclusion
V References

--submitted by Kevin H. Johnson who has worked in the nonprofit sector supervising volunteers for twenty years.

I Introduction

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