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In this week's feature article Linor David of the Central Toronto Community Health Centres describes a recent Gardening and Mental Health Knowledge Swap for the exchange of ideas and knowledge on best practice, evidence, and evaluation.

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2013 PARC Symposium


Toronto, Ontario
May 2 & 3, 2013
Chestnut Conference Centre, University of Toronto.

The annual PARC symposium provides an engaging and practical professional learning and networking opportunity for physical activity promoters from a variety of sectors in Ontario.

The Symposium covers a range of physical activity issues, presents the latest research from expert professionals, and encourages practical application by providing intimate and interactive group work sessions.

Workshop topics will include walkability, physical literacy and policy.

A 2 Day Interactive HIV/AIDS 101 Workshop, Toronto Public Health.


Toronto, Ontario
April 16 & 23, 2013

9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Metro Hall, 55 John Street

Through the lens of:

  • anti-oppressive practice
  • the social construction of HIV
  • the social determinants of health

Topics Include:

  • HIV basic information
  • living with HIV
  • STI/HIV co-infection
  • stigma
  • resilience

Register through Toronto Health Connections at or 416-338-7600

Methods and Tools to Support Evidence-Informed Decision Making in Public Health Practice, NCCMT Pre-Convention Workshop, TOPHC 2013


Toronto, Ontario
April 2, 2013

Toronto Sheraton Downtown Hotel

This preconference workshop will focus on methods and tools for each step of the Evidence-Informed Public Health (EIPH) process that will support evidence-informed public health in Canada. A high priority public health topic in Ontario will form the foundation of a case scenario that will be used to work through the steps of evidence-informed public health.

Introduction to Indicators Webinar, Public Health Ontario


March 27, 2013

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

Presenter: Areeta Bridgemohan, Natalie Greenidge

Champions Across Boundaries: “Voices of Ethno-racial Faith, Media, Social Justice and PHA Leaders Against HIV Stigma,” CIHR Café Scientifique


Toronto, Ontario
March 26, 2013

5:30 p.m.
Daniels Spectrum, (Ada Sleight Hall), 585 Dundas Street East (east of Dundas & Parliament)

Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR), its Institute of Population and Public Health, and Institute of Infection and Immunity in partnership with Committee for Accessible AIDS Treatment (CAAT) and Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) are hosting a Café Scientifique.

Let's GOGO! Get Out into the Great Outdoors, Rural Recreation Association


Carleton Place, Ontario
March 22, 2013

Beckwith Recreation Complex, 1319 9th Line Beckwith, R.R.2

The Rural Recreation Association (RRA) is pleased to presentaa 1/2 day workshop on Outdoor Recreation and the Natural Environment

  • What difference does being outside in nature make to our health and well-being?
  • Actual time to experience a fun outdoor activity – snow, rain or shine
  • Sharing the development of activities to encourage the public to spend more time outside.

Cost (includes morning snack and lunch):

Provincial Specialist, Health Care, Ontario Public Service


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline March 21, 2013

Are you an experienced health and safety specialist? Consider this position that offers an experienced specialist the opportunity to plan, recommend and develop influential strategies, plans, programs and associated regulations, policies and standards that ensure the health and safety of workers in Ontario's health care sector.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

Seeing the Unseen--An Intro to Health Equity Impact Assessment, HC Link


March 20, 2013

10:00-11:30 a.m.

This webinar, hosted by HC Link, will provide you with a hands-on orientation to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care's Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool. This is an assessment tool designed to reduce inequities that result from barriers in access to health services and programming. The HEIA tool was designed to help organizations increase their capacity to more effectively enhance the health of marginalized and vulnerable groups which they serve.

Registered Dietitian--Primary Care Team, London InterCommunity Health Centre


London, Ontario
Deadline March 15, 2013

The Health Centre provides inclusive and equitable health and social services to those who experience barriers to care and we foster the active participation of individuals and the communities that we serve. We invite applications for the following part-time position.

Registered Dietitian – Primary Care Team (1 Year, Part-time Maternity Leave)


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