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Comings and Goings, Mid-October 2004

This week we have some Comings and Goings in the health promotion field and some resources on bullying to supplement OHPE 382.1, "Towards A Bully Free Canada," which can be viewed at More feedback on this article will appear in our next Letters to the Editor column as well!

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II Some Timely Bullying Resources on CBC

Alison Stirling wrote to point out some significant and timely resources from CBC on

the topic of bullying: On October 7, CBC Toronto screened the NFB film "It's A Girl's World" and hosted a follow-up forum. See where you can hear clips from the panel of experts and participants or for information on the film. The CBC program Ideas airs the third part of their series on the film on October 20 ( The CBC National website has information from their program on Bullying aired March 2001 at and the National Crime Prevention Strategy's paper No More Bullies is at

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III New Intranet Facilitator at OHPRS

In late July, I informed you that Robyn Kalda, OHPRS Intranet Facilitator, was leaving the Secretariat to take a contract position as Health Promotion Specialist at OPC Resource Centre. I am very pleased to announce that we have filled the Intranet Facilitator position. Namita Sharma will be the OHPRS Intranet Facilitator, starting on October 12th! I am looking forward to working with her.

Sherri Anderson

OHPRS Coordinator, OHPRS Secretariat

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IV Changes at the Nutrition Resource Centre

Colleen Logue will be working on a part-time basis at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Public Health Branch. This is a temporary secondment for a 4 month period to provide some support to the development of a provincial healthy eating strategy. She will be at the Ministry three days each week and here at OPHA for the other two days.

Sarah O'Brien will function as Acting NRC Manager when I am not available. Sarah can be contacted at

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V OHHP Coordinator's Update

Welcome new heart health coordinator(s)!

Lynda Fraser is now the OHHP Coordinator for the Thunder Bay District Health Unit. Lynda is filling in for Anne Ostrom who is now working on a healthy weights strategy within the health unit. Lynda's contact information is as follows:

Health Promotion Planner

Coordinator for Take Heart Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay District Health Unit

999 Balmoral Street

Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6E7

Ph: 807-625-5948

Fax: 807-625-4824


Jennifer McKibbon has taken Anne Ostrom's place on the OHHN Executive. Her contact information is as follows:

Thunder Bay District Health Unit

Ph: 807-223-3301

Fax: 807-223-5754



Jody Strauss has replaced Francine Marzanek at Brant County Health Unit. Her contact information is as follows:

Brant County Health Unit

194 Terrace Hill Street

Brantford, ON N3R 1G7

Ph: 519-753-4937 ext.331

Fax: 519-753-2140


If you are a new coordinator, and we have missed you, please call the HHRC and we will do our best to make amends and rectify the situation.