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Rural Communities: The Root to Health Symposium, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition and the 
Haliburton Communities in Action Committee


Minden, Ontario
October 3-4, 2013

Minden Community Centre, 55 Parkside Street

Do you face the simultaneous challenges of dealing with youth out-migration and an increasingly aging demographic?

Is your community juggling to increase local food production and ensure a fair wage for farmers, while providing food for those in need and preserving environmental and natural heritage?

Do you have long travel distances and low population densities, which make it difficult to develop various public transportation options?

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, Public Health Ontario


September 26, 2013

1:30-2:30 p.m.
What kind of relationship do women have with alcohol?

An intimate and complex one. In the past decade, women have begun to close the gender gap on risky drinking.

What are the health consequences of this reality? What has prompted it? And what role can alcohol policy play in addressing this issue?

Report Release--Putting Solutions in Place: Bridging the Gap between Women and Breast Cancer Screening


Toronto, Ontario
September 25, 2013

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

YWCA Elm Centre – Nancy’s Auditorium, 87 Elm Street, Toronto (near St. Patrick subway station)

This report is the result of a three-year Inclusion Research project that consulted with women in three Ontario communities—Peel, Timmins and Toronto—about their knowledge and experiences of breast screening, the barriers to screening they face and their suggestions for making breast screening more accessible in their communities.

Bikeability for School Children, Green Communities Canada Webinar Series


September 25, 2013

12:00-1:30 p.m. ET

This session is designed to promote action across Canada for elementary age bike education, through informed discussion amongst active school travel practitioners. Presentations of programs in the United Kingdom and Canada will be followed by an opportunity to help strategize national action.

Presentations include:


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