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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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Getting Real about Results: Incorporating Local Realities in Evaluating Performance, Evaluation Centre for Complex Health Interventions, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital


Toronto, Ontario
March 6, 2013

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Allan Waters Family Auditorium (Room 209), Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street

Growing People First: Emerging Best Practices from a Mental Health and Gardening Knowledge Swap



I Introduction
II Background
III Process
IV Examples of gardening and mental health programs
V Best practices
VI Evidence
VII Evaluation
VIII Next steps
IX Conclusion
X References and resources

-- Submitted by Linor David, BSc, Health Promoter- Central Toronto Community Health Centres

I Introduction

New Website: Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition


The Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition's new website is now live!

Created in 1998, the TCPC consists of passionate and dedicated individuals from government, academia, the labour movement, health and environmental groups, school boards, citizens and cancer survivors – all of whom bring their expertise to the TCPC and work together towards its comprehensive agenda of cancer prevention.

Please check out the website and Find us on Facebook (friends of TCPC).

Call for Input--Rural, Remote and Small Communities, Built Environment and Health Literature Review, Public Health Agency of Canada


Deadline March 8, 2013

We are conducting a literature review (academic and grey) on the impact of built environment features on physical activity and/or healthy eating and/or health equity in rural, remote, and small communities. This project is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. In addition to conducting a search for peer-reviewed literature in databases (e.g. PsychoINFO, MEDLINE), we are also seeking practitioner and/or academic input.


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