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This week we have a feature article from Tamar Meyer of CAMH that introduces the Canadian Action Network for the Advancement, Dissemination and Adoption of Practice-Informed Tobacco Treatment, a practice-based research network (PBRN) committed to facilitating knowledge exchange among those who are in positions to help smokers make changes to their behaviour (health promoters, providers and practitioners) and researchers in the area of smoking cessation.

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Public Health Nurse, Tobacco Prevention, Region of Peel


Peel Region, Ontario
Deadline September 25, 2009

(Temporary)  (PHN#09-102)
Duration:  approximately twelve (12) months

The Tobacco Prevention program requires a creative, self-starting and persuasive leader with experience or an interest in developing and evaluating health education campaigns.  The individual works in a self-directed manner within a collaborative team environment to design and deliver tobacco awareness, cessation, protection and prevention programs for the Region of Peel.

Office Administrator, Toronto Seniors Council


Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

The Toronto Seniors Council, a not-for-profit organization, is seeking a part-time Office Administrator.

This position requires computer skills (MS-Word), familiarity with office procedures including basic bookkeeping skills, and an interest in seniors' issues.

This is a contract position for two days a week.

For more information and a job description, please call the office at (416) 630-7000.

Getting to Uptake: Leveraging Social Innovation for Practice Change


Toronto, Ontario
September 23, 2009

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Toronto Board of Trade,  1 First Canadian Place

The symposium will bring new ideas from business and social media enterprise to a gathering of experts from the children’s sectors to explore how social media innovations and new thinking might leverage organizational or practice change in education and mental health.

Request For Proposal--Collaborative Policy Scan Project, Ontario Heart Health Network


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 21, 2009


To conduct a policy environmental scan in OHHP-Taking Action for Healthy Living local communities across Ontario. This scan will create a baseline inventory of regional/district/county/municipal and school board policies that impact the health of communities. These include policies related to access and availability of nutritious food and physical activity opportunities, the built environment and prevention of alcohol misuse and prevention of tobacco use and exposure. 

Call for Proposals--Program Training and Consultation Centre / Media Network: Development and Delivery of a Webinar on the Use of Social Media in Tobacco Control Programming


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 21, 2009


The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) is a resource centre of the Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy, responsible for providing training and technical assistance to professionals working in tobacco control in Ontario. PTCC is managed and administered through the Population Health Unit, in the Prevention and Screening Program department of Cancer Care Ontario. PTCC is funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion.

2009 Seminars from the Environmental Health Justice in the City Research Interest Group

Toronto, Ontario
September-December, 2009

The Environmental Health Justice in the City Research Interest Group is has organized the following seminars for 2009 (4-5:30pm in University College UC256 unless otherwise noted)

September 17, 2009
Right to Know Initiative - Development of a Community Right to Know Strategy for Toronto Rich Whate (Toronto Public Health)


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