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Conference - Mental Health and Substance Use Forum for Schools, Colleges & Universities

Toronto, Ontario
June 4&5, 2014

Enhance student well-being and safety. Identify co-occurring substance use and mental health problems

Early detection of mental health illness is crucial in preventing substance use and mental health problems from continuing into adulthood. Improve your understanding of concurrent disorders to transform your school's culture and improve student mental well-being.

New Horizons for Seniors Program: 2014-2015 Call for Proposals for Community-Based Projects

Deadline: July 4, 2014

The Government of Canada is seeking applications for projects that will help Canadian seniors use their leadership abilities, skills and experience to continue to make a difference in their communities through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP).

NHSP community-based projects help empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills and experiences with others and support communities by increasing their capacity to address local issues.

The call for proposals will close on Friday, July 4, 2014.

WALK Friendly Ontario - Apply Now!

The application for designation as a WALK Friendly Community will remain open until September 30th 2014. Communities wishing to apply should click on the “Apply” tab at, and follow the instructions to log in and create an account.

WALK Friendly Ontario is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designations.

Workshop: Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes

Winnipeg, Manitoba / Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 13-15, 2014 / June 2-4, 2014

I would like to invite you to take part in Evaluating Community Impact: Capturing and Making Sense of Community Outcomes, an interactive, three-day workshop designed for leaders who want to discover how to capture, understand, and measure community outcomes and the impact of change initiatives on communities. This workshop will be co-led by Liz Weaver and Mark Cabaj, in two different locations in 2014: Winnipeg, Manitoba and Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The Royal Launches HealthyMinds, an App for Students

HealthyMinds is designed to help students in college or university keep their mind healthy while navigating the stresses that come with balancing school deadlines and assignments, part-time jobs, extracurricular activities, peer relationships, family responsibilities and social demands. After all, students face some of the most intense pressures at this point in their life.

Developing smoke-free hospitals in Ontario: A Documentation of Practice (DoP) study


I Introduction
II The Project and Methods
III Results
IV Conclusions
V References
VI Resources

Submitted by Laura McCammon Tripp and Irene Lambraki, Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo, and Steven Savvaidis, The Program Training and Consultation Centre

Performing Arts Attendance and its Positive Association with Health

[Ed: Under Coming Events, the date for SPARC has been corrected.]


I Introduction
II Methodology
III Key Learnings
IV Application in the Field
V Conclusions and Next Steps
VI References

--submitted by Frédéric Julien, Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA)

I Introduction

Empathy, dignity, and respect: The importance of cultural competency for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people


I Introduction
II Why cultural competency is needed
III Developing cultural competency
IV Concluding comments
V Recommended resources

Criminalization of HIV Non-disclosure: Imagining a Public Health Response


I Introduction
II Overview
III The workshop
III The workshop
IV Findings
V Key Concerns
VI Recommendations for Future Action
VII Conclusions
VIII Resources

Our journey with Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) in a Community Health Centre context: building a culture of reflection and collaboration


I Summary
II EIP: is it a phase?
III EIP Tools: Reflective questions we can’t afford to miss
IV EIP Procedures: Making it work within busy schedules
V EIP Help: Formal champions are essential to building a culture of EIP
VI EIP Impacts: Diverse perspectives on the value of advancing EIP
VII Conclusion: Anticipating the next phase of EIP @ Unison
VIII Resources

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