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Welcome to an unexpected weekend edition of the OHPE! While we don't usually have a newsletter on long weekends, there were some timely events and job postings we wanted to let you know about. We wish a happy holiday to all our readers.

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Recreation Summit 2013 Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, Rural Recreation Association


Smith's Falls, Ontario
November 14, 2013

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre, 71 Cornelia Street West

If you are interested in ...

  • Keynote speaker, Andrew Willows, Represented Canada on the National Canoe-Kayak Team at World Championships and two Olympics – Athens and Beijing
  • An opportunity to Network
  • Discovering local success stories
  • Displays of related exhibits
  • Annual General Meeting of Rural Recreation Association

…vthen this day is for you!

Networks Leadership Symposium 2013


Victoria, British Columbia
November 12 & 13, 2013

Royal Roads University

If networks are the answer, what is the question? Rethinking networks.

Explore the science and practice of inter-organizational networks!  If you're a network leader, practitioner, decision maker, clinician, researcher, policy maker, or student interested in networks this symposium is a great opportunity for you to learn about the most current thinking and practice from experts in the field!

In a series of highly interactive panels you will explore such topics as:

Director of Health Promotion, Windsor Essex County Health Unit


Windsor, Ontario
Deadline October 30, 2013

External Posting Recruitment
Health Promotion Division
Windsor Site

Position Summary

As a member of the senior management team (SMT), the Director of Health Promotion will provide public health leadershíp to a multidisciplinary team of public health managers across a variety of departments delivering population based and individual health promotion services to families, groups, and the community at large. This position reports directly to the CEO.

Grassroots Fundraising to Support Community Change, Maytree and Atkinson Charitable Foundation


Toronto, Ontario
October 29, 2013 

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Oakham House, Thomas Lounge, 
63 Gould Street

How can we use fundraising as a community engagement and organizing strategy? How can fundraising help us to build relationships, advance our mission and raise more money?
Raising money is not as hard as you might think. Come hear about fundraising trends, how to overcome obstacles, and how to create the momentum you need for fundraising success.

Among others, Kim Klein, grassroots fundraising expert, will cover the following topics:

Falls prevention and beyond: The impact of a community based falls prevention program, Seniors Health Knowledge Network


October 24, 2013

12:00 p.m. EDT

Seniors Health Knowledge Network (SHKN) is pleased to present the Making Connections webinar series for 2013-14.  SHKN enhances seniors' health and well-being through knowledge exchange, innovation and research.

Kristen Parise, the Director of New Business Development at Saint Elizabeth Health Care will review evidence-based recommendations for community falls prevention programs, as well as share outcomes of our Falls Prevention program.

Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwellings: Tools and Resources, Non-Smoker's Rights Association


October 24, 2013

2:00 p.m. EDT

This webinar will offer participants a review of available tools and resources on the issue, to both respond to complaints as well as to advance the issue. Strategies will also be discussed. As requested, SHAF is also pleased to present our brand new “cheat sheets” for public health staff.

Register online at

Call for Volunteers--LGBTQ Advisory Committee Members, Get Screened! Canadian Cancer Society


Hamilton, Ontario
Deadline October 23, 2013
Get Screened: Promoting Cancer Screening in LGBTQ Communities is a program of the Canadian Cancer Society that aims to increase awareness about the importance of colon, breast and cervical cancer screening in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in Hamilton, Ottawa and Toronto. LGBTQ communities In Hamilton are under-screened for some cancers, and we need your help to change that.


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