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For the last edition of the OHPE this year, which will appear on December 9, we will be running a year in review and a looking forward piece. We have done this in previous years and have found the collected reflections serve, in part, as an interesting point of reference and context as one year winds down and planning begins for the next. Organizations are invited to provide a contribution that addresses the following:

* What were the most significant developments over the past year from your organization's perspective in health promotion / public health in Ontario, across the country or internationally?

* What implications will these developments have over the next year?

Your contribution could deal with any aspect of health promotion or public health, e.g., programs, policies, human resource, economic issues etc. and need only be a few paragraphs.To submit a contribution please contact the OHPE features editor at

This week, we have a feature from Kathy Blair, of the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre and SMARTRISK, that shares the highlights of a literature review on adolescent risk-taking and the influence of parents.

We always welcome your feedback on all of our feature articles--including topics you'd like to see--news about old colleagues and new colleagues, and comments on our newsletter and searchable database of health promotion information. Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to


Social Media: How Hospitals Are Joining the Conversation, Ontario Hospital Association


Toronto, Ontario
December 08, 2011

The Sutton Place Hotel, 955 Bay Street

Patients complain about wait times on Facebook. Doctors live-tweet a delivery. Hospitals are expected to communicate on-line. Social Media is changing all communications. How is the health care industry managing this?

The Affordable Access Action Plan: Making Affordable Access to Recreation a Reality in Your Community, Parks and Recreation Ontario


Hamilton, Ontario
December 6, 2011

12:30-4:00 p.m.
Sackville Hill Seniors Recreation Centre

Are you interested in improving access to recreation in your community? Parks and Recreation Ontario is pleased to present the Affordable Access Action Plan Workshop with Sue Peterson on December 6th in Hamilton.

CDPAC/PHAC Fall 2011-Winter 2012 Webinar Series: Food Security and Chronic Disease


November 29th, 2011

1:00-2:30 p.m. EST

“Food Security and Chronic Disease” is the second webinar in a three-part series delivered jointly by the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) and the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Initiative.

The webinar provides an opportunity to hear from and ask questions to expert speakers on:

PHO Visiting Speaker: The Utility of Social Media for Public Health, Dr. Jennifer Keelan


November 25, 2011

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

In this presentation, Dr. Keelan  will review the state of evidence related to the current use, and utility of, social media in public health communications and practice. She will also discuss a framework for utilizing social media in different communications contexts as well as the strengths and limitations of current social media applications.

For more information and to register online, please visit

Research Coordinator--Public Health: NCCMT, School of Nursing


Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline November 22

The Research Coordinator – Public Health will provide specialized knowledge and skills to initiate, design, develop, coordinate and manage a range of knowledge translation activities undertaken by the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. The individual must be able to work in a fluid environment, recognize which knowledge base and/or skills are required for different situations (and be able to apply such knowledge/skills), and manage multiple and sometimes competing priorities.

Community Services Coordinator, Canadian Cancer Society


Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline November 18, 2011

Job Purpose

Under the direction of the Manager, the Community Services Coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of community services at the local level. The Community Services Coordinator contributes to enhancing the quality and profile of the Society’s community services in the community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Primary Functional Duties


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