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This week's feature comes from Simone Kaptein and describes key information and recommendations emerging from Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario's cross-provincial Abortion Expert Panel.

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Special Trainers’ Training for RIRO’S new Parent Resiliency Skills Training


Toronto, Ontario
August 20-24, 2012

Reaching IN…Reaching OUT (RIRO) is an evidence-based resiliency skills training program that helps professionals help young children develop a resilient approach to handling life’s inevitable stresses and challenges. RIRO’s skills training also helps professionals serving children and families to cope more effectively with their own work and life stresses and provides a framework to enhance their reflective practice.

Strategies for Behaviour Change in Chronic Illness, Michener Institute


April 2-June 22, 2012

Offered by The Michener Institute, this three month online course is designed for health care professionals looking to enhance their patient education practice. Participants will study theory and develop skills to help patients address the challenges of chronic illness, including diabetes, and facilitate lifestyle changes.

2012 Kids Not Cons Summit, Child Development Institute and Astwood Strategy Corporation


Toronto, Ontario
March 21-23, 2012

Hilton Doubletree Toronto Airport Hotel

Preventing Tomorrow's Criminals: From Knowledge to Practice

This conference will bring together world renowned scientists and practitioners in the prevention and treatment of childhood aggression and anti-social behaviour. They will share their experiences, research and knowledge of best practices for working with these at-risk young children.

Delegates will gain insight on how to translate the most current knowledge into practice.

Executive Director, Community Living Cambridge


Cambridge, Ontario
Deadline March 5, 2012

Community Living Cambridge invites candidates to apply for the position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the development, administration and delivery of services operated by Community Living Cambridge according to the policies and procedures established by the Board, Government regulations and Ministry guidelines. The Executive

Environment & Diversity Webinar Series: Lessons Learned by Six Environmental NGOs, Sustainability Network


March-May, 2012

In 2011, the Environment and Diversity Project supported six organizations as they embarked on initiatives to help them better reflect and engage ethno-cultural and/or Aboriginal communities.

Join us for a series of one-hour webinars as these organizations share lessons learned in striving to be more diverse and inclusive.

Registered Dietitian, Great Northern Family Health Team


Temiskaming Shores, Ontario
No deadline noted

Full-Time Permanent

The Great Northern Family Health Team, located in Temiskaming Shores, is a collaborative inter-disciplinary team of physicians and primary health care providers. This team is a key component of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s plan to build a health care system that delivers on three priorities: keeping Ontario healthy, reducing wait times and providing better access to care.

Quality & Process Improvement Coach, South West Community Care Access Centre


London, Ontario
Deadline March 2, 2012

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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