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In this week's issue, we have letters from The Health Communication Unit team that reflect on the organization's past and their own future plans as the organization moves from its home at the University of Toronto to the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion on April 1.

For our April 22 issue, we are compiling resources related to the upcoming federal election and invite you to contribute! Send links of interest to health promoters to

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CU Expo 2011: Community-University Partnerships


Waterloo, Ontario
May 10-14, 2011

In Waterloo Region about 600 community and university activists locally, nationally and internationally will be showcasing, networking and debating on community based research, on Community/University Partnerships and eight UN Millennium Developmental goals.

CU Expo 2011 will showcase the exemplars in community-university partnerships worldwide, and explore and introduce creative ways of strengthening our local communities.

Mental Health and Physical Activity Roundtable


Toronto, Ontario
May 5, 2011

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Metro-Central YMCA (20 Grosvenor Street, Toronto, Ontario)

The Mental Health and Physical Activity Roundtable will celebrate the success of those working in the community mental health and physical activity sectors, facilitate the active exchange of ideas and encourage new partnerships. Program leaders will share the successes and challenges they faced in their efforts to  promote physical activity for mental health and to improve access for people with serious mental illness.

Sister II Sister: Preventing Elder Abuse Forum


Toronto, Ontario
May 3, 2011

Ryerson University
10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Registration is free.

The Sister II Sister Preventing Elder Abuse forum will be an opportunity for  service providers and newcomer seniors to discuss their experiences, learnings and recommendations on preventing elder abuse for newcomers.  The forum will also be the culmination of the Sister II Sister seniors leadership training project, whereby newcomer
senior women act as agents of change to challenge elder abuse in their own neighborhoods.

Coordinator, Hepatitis C Ethnocultural Outreach & Social Marketing Project, CATIE


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 29, 2011

Service: Communications & Social Marketing
Reports to: Director,  Communications & Social Marketing
Position(s) Supervised: none
Status: Full time / Contract ( until September 30, 2013; full benefits)
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posting Date: April 4, 2011


FIAA/ iSchool Bertha Bassam Lecture: Cultural Institutions and Cultural Courage


Toronto, Ontario
April 14, 2011

7:00-9:00 pm (talk and reception)

Where: Koffler House/Multi-Faith Centre, Room 108, 569 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

Consider joining in a different kind of conversation in health promotion – with cultural institutions that capture our ideas, history, and experiences - in a critical analysis of our present and future.  Spend a couple of hoursi n lively conversation..


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