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This week's feature is from Gillian Kranias and Jen Quinlan on behalf of Unison’s EIP Team. The article describes the team's ongoing work to four years to build a culture of reflection and collaboration with the goal of improving EIP for their health promotion programs and initiatives.

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The 7th National Community Health Nurses Conference: “Blueprint for Action: Influence, Inform and Inspire"


Kelowna, British Columbia
June 17-19, 2013

Delta Grand Okanagan

Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) are pleased to invite you to participate in the 7th National Community Health Nurses Conference in Kelowna, BC.

This conference brings together individuals who have an interest in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education.  It is a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas, and generate solutions.

Canadian Cochrane Centre Webinars in June


June 2013

Cochrane 101: An Introduction to The Cochrane Collaboration
Thursday, 6 June 2013, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT (Toronto)

Who was Cochrane?  What is the Collaboration?  And what are systematic reviews?  Come learn about an international network that helps healthcare providers, policy-makers, patients, their advocates, and care-givers make well-informed decisions about health and health care.   Hear how nearly 30,000 contributors work together to prepare, update, and disseminate Cochrane Reviews – and learn how you can join us!

The Relationship between the Determinants of Health, Injuries and Mental Health; East Region Injury Network


Ottawa, Ontario
May 27, 2013

Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre (

Together we will:

  • Review the impact the determinants of health have on injuries and mental health outcome,
  • Highlight population health programs that promote mental health across the lifespan, and
  • Make the case and build connections between mental health and injury prevention at work.

Registration: $85

ARCC Conference 2013, Canada's 2nd Applied Research Conference in Cancer Control


Vancouver, British Columbia
May 27, 2013

Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard Street

The objective of this conference is to bridge a connection between researchers and decision-makers, using health economics, services, policy and ethics research to improve cancer control and the delivery of cancer care.

Plenary Speakers:

Applied Research Methods: Practical Applications for Health Care Professionals, Ontario Hospital Association


Toronto, Ontario
May 27-29, 2013

This practical and hands-on course focuses on applied research techniques that produce relevant and timely information to aid in managerial
and professional decision making in health care organizations. Participants will complete a research project during the course, and will be
able to directly apply course content to subjects of interest to them and their organizations.


Participants who successfully complete the course should be able to:

Rethinking Pedagogy in Changing Times, Community Worker Program, George Brown College


Toronto, Ontario
May 16, 2013

George Brown College (downtown campus at King and Jarvis

The Community Worker Program at George Brown College are organizing their first Summer Institute, Rethinking Pedagogy in Changing Times.

The one-day event of breakout sessions, interactive exhibits, community forums and a facilitated panel discussion will open with a keynote address delivered by celebrated author and cultural critic, Henry Giroux.

Fourth Annual Hot Topics for Those Working With Prenatal Families


Kitchener, Ontario
May 3, 2013

Conestoga College

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Pat Mousmanis on Promoting Mental Health in the Preconception and Prenatal Periods & Margaret Leslie on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: The Four-Part Model of Prevention

Concurrent Sessions: Tobacco Use in the Preconception and Prenatal Periods, Breaking Down Barriers with Youth, Food Allergies The Do’s and Don’ts in Pregnancy and Beyond; Safe Methadone Use in Pregnancy

Impact of Family Violence: A South Asian Perspective, Social Services Network


Brampton, Ontario
May 1-2, 2013

8:00 a.m.-–4:30 p.m.
Sheridan College, Davis Campus

Community Development Approach for Addressing Family Violence in South Asian Communities

Social Services Network presents their 3rd Annual Impact of Family Violence Conference from a South Asian Perspective.
The two day event consists of three workshops covering key issues within the South Asian Community.

Spinal Cord Connections Resource Centre: Update on Current Projects


Toronto, Ontario
April 29, 2013

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Lyndhurst Centre, Room B10

Our April theme in the  is research. Join us on Monday   for an update on current projects, why they matter to people with SCI, and how to get involved. Topics include:

  • Using water to control pressure and start walking
  • Developing heart disease screening methods for people with SCI
  • Using Functional Electrical Stimulation to improve sitting balance after SCI

If you can'€™t make it in person you can join online.


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