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This week's feature article is by Meghan O'€™Leary, Ron Shore, and Nadia Zurba of the Kingston Community Health Centres. They discuss the Ontario Harm Reduction Distribution Program's Opioid overdose prevention initiative through the distribution of kits and support for the implementation of standardized overdose prevention training and education to staff and clients of harm reduction programs.

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Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training, Bellwood Health Services


Toronto, Ontario
April 17-21, 2013

Bellwood Health Services and Penny Lawson, Manager of Bellwood's Sexual Addiction Treatment Program, are excited to announce Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Training (CSAT), Module One.

This is the first time the CSAT training has been offered in Canada to healthcare professionals across the country. The training has been certified by the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF) for 30 core credit hours.

Nurse Practitioners: Partners in Improving the Health Care System, OHA


Toronto, Ontario
March 25, 2013
With the implementation of Bill 179 and the focus on Bill 46, Nurse Practitioners are playing a bigger role than ever in helping to make the health care system more efficient.

Nurse Practitioners have the knowledge, skill and judgment in delivering safe, effective, quality care to patients in Ontario.

This conference will address how the expanded scope of practice for Nurse Practitioners is helping to meet the ER/ALC challenge and ensuring accessible high quality health care for all.

Nutrition and Food Services in Health Care Organizations, OHA


Toronto, Ontario
March 21, 2013

Millions of meals are served in hospitals and long-term care homes to patients and residents every year. However, achieving optimal nutrition for their client populations is still an overarching goal for many health care organizations, for many reasons, some beyond the nutrition and food services arena.

Here are some factors to consider:

By-Law Development at a Glance and Examples from the Field, Public Health Ontario


March 20, 2013

10:30-11:45 a.m. (EDT)

This webinar provides an overview of the steps to develop a bylaw in public health. In addition, the session will feature two examples from the field: one from the town of Georgina, which developed and implemented a comprehensive smoke-free bylaw, and the other from Toronto Public Health, which developed and implemented a pesticide bylaw.

Learning objectives

Pooling Ideas Knowledge Exchange & Networking Forum, Minding Our Bodies


Toronto, Ontario
March 15, 2013

Minding Our Bodies will be hosting a one-day knowledge exchange and networking forum, Pooling Ideas, that will showcase the most promising practices based on the 2012/2013 Minding Our Bodies-funded programs. Program coordinators/ managers and allied partners will share what works in physical activity and healthy eating programming to support people at risk of, or living with, mental health and addiction issues.

Introduction to Indicators Webinar, Public Health Ontario


March 8, 2013

10:30-11:30 a.m (EST)

This webinar will introduce and examine indicators. Participants will be shown the basic components of an indicator, types of indicators, as well as tips on how to use them. The presenters will also walk through the use of indicators in a situation assessment and an evaluation. Criteria to help in the selection of indicators, as well as resources for finding and learning more about them will also be discussed.

Presenters: Areeta Bridgemohan &  Natalie Greenidge
Learning objectives

Illuminating Invisibilities: Working with Women whose Lives have been Impacted by Homelessness, Violence, Mental Health Issues and Substance Use, CAMH & Partners


Toronto, Ontario
March 8, 2013,

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
33 Russell Street, Meeting Centre, Room 2029

The Health Equity Office and Human Resources in collaboration with the, Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, Complex Mental Illness Program, Professional Practice Office and the Education Office is hosting a 90 minute International Women’s Day educational event: 

This free 90 minute forum will bring together addiction and mental health service providers allied professionals, community members and women with lived experience to:


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