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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

Video on Social Determinants of Mental Health

(from the Adler Institute on Social Exclusion)

Policies in areas like housing, employment, education, and safety have important impacts on the mental health and well-being of communities, especially the most vulnerable. Rarely, if ever, do policy makers consider the impacts of these and other "social determinants" on the mental health of communities. Consequently, as a society, we make many policy decisions that harm our collective psychological functioning and well-being.

Food Secure Canada Launches Local Sustainable Food Network

Food Secure Canada is pleased to announce the establishment a new national network of organizations working on local and regional sustainable food systems.  This network has been made possible through the generous funding of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

Planning and Integration Specialist, South West Local Health Integration Network

London, Ontario
Deadline August 9, 2012

The South West Local Health Integration Network  (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.

Alcohol Policy in Ontario: The importance of on-going dialogue and discussions


I Introduction
II Alcohol: No ordinary commodity forum
III Summary
V Conclusion
VI References
VII Resources

--submitted by Ben Rempel, MPH, Health Promotion Field Support Specialist, Health Promotion, Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention, Public Health Ontario

Warning: The Tobacco Industry is Not Your Friend [1]


I Background
II The Tobacco Industry as Disease Vector
III The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and Article 5.3 Guidelines
IV Theme of World No Tobacco Day 2012 Is Tobacco Industry Interference
V Evidence of Tobacco Industry Interference in Canada and Violations of Article 5.3 Guidelines
VI Conclusions and Recommendations
VII References
VIII Key Resources for Further Investigation

2012 PARC Physical Activity Symposium

London, Ontario
May 14-15, 2012

The annual Physical Activity Resource Centre Physical Activity Symposium covers a range of physical activity issues, presents the latest research from expert professionals, and encourages practical application.

The 2012 PARC Symposium will be held on May 14 - 15, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Registration opens on February 1st.

Visit for more information.

Efficacy of Community Gardens as a Tool to Enhance Food Security

I Introduction
II At a Glance: Background and Efficacy of Community Gardens
III Community Gardens and First Nations
IV Benefits of Community Gardens
V Challenges of Community Gardens
VI Conclusion

Submitted by Sara Awija


I Introduction

Eliminating barriers to dental hygiene – A community health centre’s effort to provide free, accessible oral health care

Submitted by Heather McLeod, Windsor Essex Community Health Centre

I Introduction

II RNAO Best Practice Guideline and WECHC Street Health Program

III Community Partnerships

IV Conclusion

I Introduction

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