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RFP--Research Consultant, The Canadian Paediatric Society


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 13, 2009

The Canadian Paediatric Society is inviting proposals from qualified consultants to conduct a needs assessment of health care professionals and others providing service to children and youth new to Canada. The needs assessment will inform planning and development of a new edition of the publication: Children and Youth New to Canada: A Health Care Guide.

Health Nexus Seeking Volunteers for our Board of Directors


No deadline noted

Health Nexus (formerly known as Ontario Prevention Clearinghouse) is Ontario's leading bilingual prevention and health promotion organization, providing information, education, consultation, resources and networking services in English and French province-wide. Health Nexus is seeking to enhance its Board of Directors with enthusiastic volunteers who reflect the diversity of our changing population and share an interest and commitment to prevention and health promotion.

Public Health Inspector, Health Protection Division, Health Inspection Department, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit


Windsor, Ontario
No deadline noted

Food Safety Program – Zone 2
Grid Level 951-1000 (CUPE Local 543.3)

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager(s) of Health Inspection, the Public Health Inspector will provide the full range of inspections as required by the Ontario Public Health Standards.

Position Responsibilities

Primarily will include:

Public Health Nurse, Communicable Diseases – Immunization Services, Region of Peel


Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline October 1, 2009

Duration of assignment: approximately twelve (12) months
Health Services – Communicable Diseases

The Communicable Disease Control section requires self-directed, enthusiastic individuals to work within the immunization team environment to deliver services in accordance with Vaccine Preventable Disease Standards.

Key responsibilities include:


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