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In this week's issue, Tom Closson of the Ontario Hospital Association provides an overview of the role of technological innovation in the health care system.

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Women's Health Leadership 101 Training Retreat


Alliston, Ontario
November 14-16, 2011

The Ontario Women's Health Network is currently accepting applications for the Level 1: Women's Health Leadership 101 training retreat scheduled for November 14-16, 2011 at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston.

Women living in Ontario who are interested in applying to participate at the November retreat should return their completed application to OWHN by September 26, 2011.


Toronto, Ontario
November 7-9, 2011

One of the largest and most prestigious health care gatherings in North America, HealthAchieve aims to inspire ideas and innovation with over 50 informative and engaging educational sessions along with its award-winning exhibit floor, where more than 350 exhibitors showcase the latest health care products, services and technologies.

Not By Accident Conference 2011: Injury Prevention: It’s a No Brainer


October 27, 2011
London, Ontario

8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
Best Western Lamplighter Inn

Registration is now open for this year’s annual Not By Accident Conference. 

Keynote speakers include Barbara Morrongiello (Using Motivational Interviewing in the Field of Injury Prevention) Garfield Gini-Newman (Is the Teenage Brain a Risk Factor for Injury?), and Pat Bishop (Concussions: What You Need to Know).

Women in Mind, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre


Ottawa, Ontario
October 21, 2011

Women in Mind – A Conference on Women’s Mental Health

Women in Mind will bring together leading researchers and practitioners for Ottawa’s first academic conference devoted to women’s mental health.  Issues in women’s mental health will be explored from both the medical and social perspectives.  The Conference will be of interested to a diversity of health care providers, including physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health care professionals.

Stigma and Substance Use: Toward Safer Environments, In The Mind’s Eye 2011: Issues of Substance Use in Film + Forum


Kitchener, Ontario
October 4, 2011

9:30-11:00 a.m.
Grand River Hospital, Kaufman Building, Room K202, 40 Green Street

A very rare and exciting presentation courtesy of the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council in association with Homewood Health Centre.

With Dr. Bernie Pauly, School of Nursing University of Victoria; Scientist, Centre for Addictions Research of British Columbia

Director of Operations, Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services


Guelph, Ontario
Deadline September 26, 2011

Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services established in 1967, provides community based mental health and developmental services for citizens throughout the catchment area of Guelph, Wellington, Dufferin and Kitchener-Waterloo. Its mission is to enhance the wellness and enrich the lives of people with developmental or mental health challenges and their loved ones.

Community Education Specialist, Ontario Lung Association’s Youth Advocacy Training Institute


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 16, 2011

The Ontario Lung Association’s Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI) supports positive youth development and provides training to equip youth and adults working with youth with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote health and advocate for change in their communities.  

Project Management Office Lead (PMO Lead), South West Community Care Access Centre


London, Ontario
Deadline September 16, 2011

The South West Community Care Access Centre (South West CCAC) is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the quality of life, independence, health and well-being of individuals in the communities we serve by offering a single point of access for community services and demonstrating leadership and excellence in community care.  


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