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In this week's issue, our feature is from Kathy Blair, Coordinator, Media Relations and Communications, Parachute, and introduces us to Safe Kids Week 2013 and its focus on concussions.

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Ophea Healthy Schools Conference 2013


Toronto, Ontario
October 17 & 18, 2013

Allstream Centre

Get up, get active, learn and share — Together we can ensure that Ontario school communities are a place where children and youth thrive!

Join us at the Ophea Healthy Schools Conference, an invaluable professional learning experience that will present essential information and new insights on ways to support the healthy active living of children and youth.

Upcoming HC Link Webinar: Preparing Effective Briefing Notes


June 20, 2013

1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT

Advocacy School's "Preparing Effective Briefing Notes" introduces you to the basics of writing clear, concise, and persuasive briefing notes. This podcast-plus- webinar version of what is usually a much-longer "live" workshop,  will help you apply the core principles of effective professional writing to
communicate your ideas in well-organized, highly readable, focused, and effective documents.

Evidence-Informed Healthcare Renewal Portal Webinar


June 12, 2013

12:30-1:30 p.m. EDT (English)
2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT (French)
Join us to learn about a new resource that puts healthcare renewal evidence at your fingertips

If you are a policy analyst, health system decision-maker, researcher, student or journalist, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to discover a “one-stop-shop” tool to access the latest healthcare renewal evidence.

Evaluation Workshops from the Canadian Evaluation Society


Toronto, Ontario
June 9, 2013

The Canadian Evaluation Society has attracted two top names in evaluation to deliver professional development workshops on Sunday, June 9th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. They do not often visit Toronto, and so it’s a great opportunity – and workshop registration is only $300 ($80 for full-time students) plus tax.

Drugs: A Community Dialogue


Toronto, Ontario
June 8, 2013

12:00-2:00 p.m.
All Saint's Church - Community Centre, 315 Dundas Street East (corner of Sherbourne and Dundas)

Everybody uses drugs. Alcohol, antihistamines or heroin ... all of us put substances into our bodies to make us feel better sometimes ...

Join us to discuss with Dr. Gabor Maté topics like stigma, discrimination, and criminalization; the impact of trauma, well-being and self-medication; poverty, gentrification and services; and harm reduction.

Fires of Resistance Conference, Council of Agencies Serving South Asians


Toronto, Ontario
June 8, 2013

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 
Malvern Community Recreation Centre 

The Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA) is hosting a youth-organized conference, which aims to celebrate social activism amongst South Asian youth. The conference plans to create awareness about political, economic and social issues affecting youth. It hopes to inspire, empower and excite youth from across the GTA to engage in dialogue, to raise awareness.


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