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This week, as we return from our long weekend break, the OHPE has two articles! The first is a feature from Dayna Albert and Julie Wong of OPHA 's Towards Evidence-Informed Practice Program. The second is a Letter from the Editor with a round up of links to election resources.

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The Rainbow Health Ontario 2012 Conference: Supporting LGBT Health Through Every Stage of Life


Ottawa, Ontario
March 20-23, 2012

The Rainbow Health Ontario 2012 Conference will provide a forum for health and social service providers, community members, researchers and policy makers to share knowledge, experience and ideas, to network and develop partnerships, and to find inspiration for their ongoing work. RHO invites you and your colleagues from around the province – and Canada – to join us for this unique opportunity to share your work and to learn more about LGBT health and wellness with a focus on the various stages of life.

Media Advocacy in Public Health, Program Training and Consultation Centre


Toronto, Ontario
June 16, 2011

Duration: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (sign-in begins at 8:30)
North York Civic Centre, Committee Room #3, 5100 Yonge Street

Presenters: Anne Marie O’Keefe and Lynn Cook

An in-depth one-day session on developing media advocacy skills to support active living, healthy eating, and tobacco control initiatives.

Positioning Parks and Recreation, Parks and Recreation Ontario


Ajax and Waterloo, Ontario
June 1 & 2, 2011

Parks and Recreation Ontario, in partnership with the Town of Ajax (June 1st) and the City of Waterloo (June 2nd) is pleased to offer a two-part workshop on “Positioning Parks and Recreation” with John Crompton, Distinguished Professor, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Director, Communications and Public Affairs, Ontario Long Term Care Association


Markham, Ontario
Deadline May 15, 2011

The Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) is the largest long term care association in Ontario and the only association that represents the full mix of long term care operators—not-for-profit, charitable, municipal and private sector. OLTCA members operate 428 long term care homes in communities throughout the province, providing care and service to some 50,000 residents.

Registered Dietitian, Timiskaming Health Unit


Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Deadline May 13, 2011

Full-Time, Temporary Contract until March 31, 2012

The Timiskaming Health Unit is seeking a highly motivated Registered Dietitian knowledgeable in population
health to join its team of public health professionals. The individual will be expected to apply core public
health competencies, including program planning and evaluation, partnerships and collaboration, diversity and
inclusiveness, to improve the health of the population using a comprehensive health promotion approach.

Retirement Home Manager, Provincial Long Term Care


Shelburne, Ontario
No deadline noted

Provincial Long Term Care operates five retirement and long-term care homes in Ontario. Their retirement homes offer light care and services to residents who are largely independent but require basic housekeeping, meal and medication management services. Their long-term care homes offer 24 hour care for individuals with higher care needs and are licensed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Public Health Nurse – Communicable Diseases Case Management, Region of Peel


Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline May 8, 2011

Two (2) temporary full-time positions: approximately 9 & 12 months

The Communicable Diseases Investigations Team requires a self-directed, enthusiastic individual to work within a collaborative team environment to deliver services in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards for Communicable Disease Control.

Strategizing Towards a Resilient Community, Waterloo Mayor’s Forum Series on Building Resilient Communities


Waterloo, Ontario
May 7, 2011

You’re invited to join in the Mayor's Forum Series on Building Resilient Communities, an initiative hosted by City of Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran and TransitionKW, our local Transition Town initiative, along with other partners.

Manager, Health Indicators, CIHI


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline May 6, 2011

Every day, CIHI contributes to improving Canada's health system and the health of Canadians through the collection and analysis of information. At the heart of this work is our winning team of highly skilled, knowledgeable professionals who care about making a difference. CIHI makes it a priority to understand and celebrate the contribution of each and every one of our talented and dedicated staff members.
Location: Toronto       
Range Minimum: $93,500

Manager, Health Indicators

The Spirit of Discovery In Women's Health Research: Leading a new century of innovation at Women's College Hospital


Toronto, Ontario
May 5, 2011

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m
The MaRS Centre, 101 College Street

Join Women's College Hospital for a day-long event to discover how scientists are leading women’s health research in critical areas, by reducing risk for cancers common in women, heart disease, and arthritis, breaking the silence in mental health, HIV and violence, and reinventing care for women and their families.

This event is for anyone who wants to know more about the future of women’s health, or who is committed to improving health care.


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