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International Drug Policy Reform Conference


Los Angeles, California
November 2-5, 2011

Westin Bonaventure

The International Drug Policy Reform Conference is a biennial event that brings together over 1,000 people from around the world, representing 30 different countries ... people who believe that the war on drugs is doing more harm than good.

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to spend three days interacting with people committed to finding alternatives to the war on drugs and participating in outstanding sessions given by leading international experts.

Linking for Healthy Communities: Building Healthy Communities from Within, Healthy Communities Consortium


Toronto, Ontario
November 1-2, 2011

BMO Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Avenue

A two day event for Community organizations, networks and partnerships working to create healthier communities, local and regional groups, municipal and provincial staff and public health professionals.

This event will be an opportunity to:

Roadmap: 2030, Innoversity


Toronto, Ontario
October 25-26, 2011

Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street

Roadmap: 2030 will showcase innovative ideas and practices from government, political parties and community organizations in engaging visible minority, Aboriginal and disability communities. The goal? To build more responsive policy and programs and active citizens.

Here's a preview of our schedule:

Designing a Knowledge Mobilization Strategy, Knowledge Mobilization Works


Mississauga, Ontario
October 13, 2011

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Centre for Health & Safety Innovation, 5110 Creekbank Road

Knowledge Mobilization is putting available knowledge into active service to benefit society. Doing this effectively & efficiently requires both skill and strategy. How methods, tactics, tools and resources are applied to moving knowledge into practice can determine whether we enable change or not. This workshop is focused on practical methods to build knowledge mobilization capacity of individuals and organizations.

Getting to Yes: Facilitating Ethical Human Research, CAMH


Toronto, Ontario
October 11, 2011

9:30 a.m.
CAMH, Auditorium, Room CS-G58, 250 College Street

Research Ethics Board (REB) of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is hosting a one-day free conference with a panel of speakers tailored to researchers with a clinical background. 

Keynote Address: Professor Bernard Dickens, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, “The Ethics of Ethics Review: How Far May Ethics Review Extend?"

Presented by the Research Ethics Board, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Senior Analyst, Primary Health Care, CIHI


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 7, 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: $64,920

Health Professionals (Various), Northumberland Family Health Team


Cobourg, Ontario
Deadline October 7, 2011

The Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) located in Cobourg will include 21 family physicians, and 14 integrated health professionals who are committed to working together collaboratively to provide comprehensive, accessible, coordinated family health care to their rostered patients. We are currently looking for the following professionals to join our dynamic team:


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