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5th Annual NCCs Summer Institute


Winnipeg, Manitoba
June 28-30, 2010

Fort Garry Hotel

The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) are pleased to announce their fifth annual Summer Institute: 2010 NCCPH Summer Institute: Making Connections for public health practice, policy, and research.

Daily themes:

  • Connecting with Others
  • Connecting with Evidence
  • Connecting to Action

For more information, please visit

Motherisk Update 2010--Things You Must Know if You Treat Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women

Toronto, Ontario
May 19, 2010

Sickkids Hospital - Hollywood Theatre, 555 University Avenue

Join us as Motherisk celebrates 25 years of counseling and groundbreaking research!

Since 1985, Motherisk has counseled over a half-million women, their families and physicians. Canada's expert on the safety of medications, infections, chemicals, and everyday exposures during pregnancy and lactation, Motherisk has become one of the biggest and most accomplished teratogen research, counseling and training programs in the world.

2010 Canada-U.S. Gang Summit


Toronto, Ontario
March 24-26, 2010

This March, Hincks-Dellcrest and Astwood Strategy Corporation are bringing together North America's top gang experts to share their experiences and knowledge of best practices in street-gang prevention, reduction, intervention and reintegration. Never before has such an esteemed group of gang experts been assembled in Canada. Together, they bring more than 300 years of leading experience. Further, they include 12 speakers with more than 150 years of "experience" as gang members, and dozens of years behind bars in USA & Canada.

Province-wide Forum for Service Providers from Best Start Resource Centre --Big Picture ↔ Local Action: Working with Families and Young Children Living in Poverty


Toronto, Ontario
March 9, 2010

Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre, 801 Dixon Road
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This full day forum is designed for service providers who work with young children, with parents of young children, or who have the opportunity to influence the health and development of young children.

DiverseCity: School4Civics


Toronto, Ontario
March 6-June 5, 2010

Want to transform your community through politics?

DiverseCity: School4Civics can help.

Our non-partisan program trains and mentors promising leaders from diverse communities to organize political campaigns or run for office. Expert faculty includes political strategists, campaign managers and former candidates, bringing frontline experience from a multi-party perspective.

The program starts with a one-day opening workshop on March 6 and ends June 5. Click here for the detailed 2010 program schedule.

Youth Digital Photography Program Facilitator, Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 26, 2010

Position Type: Part- time, contract
Start date: March 2010
Job Region: Flemingdon Park
End date: May 2010

Flemingdon Neighbourhood Services (FNS) is a multi-service agency serving residents of Flemingdon Park in the areas of Settlement, Housing, Women’s Support and Youth development.


Community Outreach Workers (5), Rainbow Health Ontario


Various, Ontario
Deadline Februrary 18, 2010

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is recruiting 5 Community Outreach Workers

Deadline for applications -- 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 18th

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a program committed to improving access to services and promoting the health and wellbeing of our lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

We are currently recruiting 5 Outreach Workers for the following areas:

Healthy Empowered Youth Conference


Toronto, Ontario
February 27, 2010

Hyatt Regency Hotel on King, 370 King Street West

The Healthy Empowered Youth (HEY!) training conferences will bring together youth and adult support personnel in four regions across Ontario to learn about how to impact the health of their communities by preventing chronic disease. Each conference will engage approximately 200 youth in leadership and health related training programming, while providing a parallel program for adult support personnel in the area of working with youth on health-related initiatives.


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