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PARC Professional Development Online Workshop Series 2011--What is Physical Literacy?

May 19 or 24, 2011

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

Presenter: Colin Walker

Just as kids need to develop their reading and writing literacy, and numeracy, they also need to develop their physical literacy. Physical literacy means developing proficiency in agility, balance, coordination and speed; being able to move comfortably in different environments such as on the ground or in the water; and mastering specific skills such as throwing and catching a ball, riding a bike and skating.

Creating Healthy Places: The Link Between the Places We Live and Our Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit


London, Ontario
April 21, 2011

8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Best Western Lamplighter Inn, Crystal North Ballroom, 591 Wellington Road South

Join us for this free half day event where international experts will discuss the health impacts of creating healthy places in which to live, learn, work and play.


Consultant Health Promotion, Public Health Division, City of Toronto


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 18, 2011

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. Toronto is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence and creating a transparent and accountable government. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Consultant Health Promotion in the Public Health Division.

Consultant Health Promotion
File Reference #: X11CSA21329

Major Responsibilities:

Public Health Nurse, Healthy Sexuality Program, Region of Peel


Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline April 11, 2011

Temporary duration:  approximately twelve (12) months
Health Services – Communicable Diseases

The Healthy Sexuality Program requires a self-directed, enthusiastic individual to work within a collaborative team environment to deliver services in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008 – Infectious Diseases Program Standards, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Blood-borne Infections (including HIV).

Social Services Policy and Program Liaison, Community and Social Services Department, Community Engagement and Social Services Liaison Division, City of Guelph


Guelph, Ontario
Deadline April 10, 2011

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life - all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Webinar, Heart and Stroke Foundation Spark Advocacy Grants: How to Apply Successfully


April 7, 2011

There are communities in Ontario that want kids to become healthier and more active. The Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Spark Advocacy Grant Program can help groups work with others to take down the barriers to healthy eating and physical activity. Register for our helpful webinar taking place on Thursday April 7, 2011, 10 a.m. by visiting:


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