Issues, Active Living/Physical Activity, Food/Nutrition, Sexuality/Reproductive Health, Injury Prevention, Smoking/Tobacco, Substance Use/Abuse, Quality of Life, AIDS/HIV, Heart Disease, Cancer, Mental Health, Diseases/Conditions, Violence Prevention

Child and Adolescent Snow Sport Injuries: Lessons for SNOWSMART


I Introduction
II Youth and winter sports
III Why youth get hurt on ski hills
IV Risky behaviours
V Parental influence
VI Lessons learned for programming and prevention efforts
VII Conclusions and next steps
VIII References
IX Resources

--Submitted by Kathy Blair, Coordinator, Media Relations and Communications, Parachute

TEACH University-accredited Certificate Program

Toronto, Ontario
November 19-23, 2012

Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health (TEACH)

November 19-23, 2012 in Toronto
Online Applications Open: September 4th through September 21 2012

Ontario Falls Prevention Community of Practice


l What is a Community of Practice?
ll Why a Falls Prevention Community of Practice?
lll Who are the sponsoring agencies and what do they offer?
lV  Membership composition
V Successes and challenges
Vl What are the benefits of being a member?
Vll Conclusion
VIII References and resources

-- Submitted by Marguerite Thomas, RN., BScN.Coordinator, Ontario Falls Prevention Community of Practice

3rd Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition Conference

Toronto, Ontario
October 29&30, 2012

3rd Biennial Championing Public Health Nutrition Conference

A 2-Day National Conference, October 29-30, 2012

Workshop: Cannabis and Psychosis: Sharing Our Knowledge

Ottawa, Ontario
October 17, 2012

On behalf of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, we would like to extend a special event invitation.

Please join us for an exciting knowledge exchange workshop in Ottawa on October 17, 2012. We will continue our efforts to share the outcomes of our current Cannabis and Psychosis research project, and to plan for future research and funding opportunities.

The workshop flyer (PDF) contains more information.

September 2012 Research Update from the Alberta Centre for Active Living

Articles in this issue include:

Facilitators and Barriers to Unstructured Free Play in Rural Communities in Northern Alberta

Candace Nykiforuk, PhD, Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health, University of Alberta; Helen Vallianatos, PhD, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta

Writing on the Wall: Nutrition Information on Restaurant Menus

Toronto, Ontario and Ottawa, Ontario
September 12, 2012 and September 13, 2012

A Half-Day Symposium in Five Canadian Cities

Alcohol Policy and FASD Prevention

I Introduction
II Role of public health
III Social marketing campaign
IV Resources

--submitted by Wendy McAllister, BSc, Manager, Best Start Resource Centre, Health Nexus, and Benjamin Rempel, MPH, health promotion field support specialist, Public Health Ontario

I Introduction

EatRight Ontario: Free healthy eating advice from Registered Dietitians is just a phone call or click away for the people of Ontario


IWhat is EatRight Ontario?
II Why has this service been introduced?
III Resources
IV Common questions from callers
V EatRight Ontario website
VI Who uses the EatRight Ontario service?
VII Capacity building and integration with other services
VIII Help spread the word

--submitted by Christina Cicco, RD, Web Content Manager, EatRight Ontario

I What is EatRight Ontario?

Peer Volunteer Sexual Health Educators, Planned Parenthood Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline: August 23, 2012

Peer Volunteer Sexual Health Educators Wanted

Are you 18-29? Do you want to talk to youth about sexual health?

Become a peer volunteer with Planned Parenthood Toronto's Health Services!

Peer-to-Peer Volunteer at PPT's Health Services

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