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Fall Events, Workshops, Conferences



A. Introduction CALENDAR OF HP EVENTS - FALL 1998

Twice yearly, the OHPE Bulletin is pleased to present this compilation of brief notices of designated events, special weeks, workshops, forums, conferences and activities, with their contacts for further information. Most of the Health Events listings have come from Reference Canada and have been referred to in previous OHPE bulletins. We received this reference list from Johanne LaFreniere as a plain text attachment in email. She noted Information Officers can be reached at (800) 667-3355 for further assistance.



Workshops and conference notices have generally been reported previously in OHPE or we have received recent notice in abbreviated format. Additional submissions are welcome!!


B. SEPTEMBER

i) From Reference Canada - NATIONAL HEALTH EVENTS



September - Arthritis Month - Arthritis Society

Tel.: (416) 979-7228 or local chapters

Toll-free: (800) 321-1433 (area codes 416, 519, 604, 613, 705, 905)

WWW: http://www.arthritis.ca



September - Big Brothers and Big Sisters Month

Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada

Tel.: (905) 639-0461 or local agencies Toll-free: (800) 263-9133

WWW: http://www.bbsc.ca



Sept - Eye Health Week

Canadian Association of Optometrists

Tel.: (613) 235-7924 (Angela Beyea)



Sept 14-20 - National Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Canadian Massage Therapist Alliance Tel.: (416) 968-2149

WWW: http://www.collinscan.com/~collin/clientspgs/cmtai.html



Sept 21 -27.Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Canadian Cancer Society - Ontario Division



Sept 20 - Terry Fox Run

Terry Fox Foundation

Tel.: (416) 924-8252 or provincial offices Toll-free: (800) 387-1200

WWW: http://www.terryfoxrun.org



Sept 27 - AIDS Walk Canada

Canadian AIDS Society Tel.: (613) 230-3580

WWW: http://www.cdnaids.ca



Septr 28 - Oct 4 - National AIDS Awareness Week

Canadian AIDS Society

Tel.: (613) 230-3580

WWW: http://www.cdnaids.ca



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WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES



BUILDING OUR FUTURE TOGETHER! ECONOMY, EQUITY, ENVIRONMENT

Sustainable Community Development Institute / Conference

Old Fort William, THUNDER BAY, Sept 11-12, 1998

Contact: SCD Institute, Box 24046, 70 N. Court St.,

Thunder Bay, ON. P7A 8A9

Cindee Richardson: tel: 807-345-9352, fax: 807-345-9386



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THE BAY HEART AND STROKE WALK FOR OUR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS

Sunday, Sept 13 ;Various Cities [see previous message for details]

Or Contact: Laura Elmore [[email protected]] or

phone (416 489-7111X405)



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"SENIORS IN ACTION" Home Support Exercise Program workshop

by the Centre for Activity and Ageing

(Dr. Rob Petrella and Gareth Jones)

ETOBICOKE, Wed., Sept 16, 1998

Register by calling (416) 394-8294.



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TRAINING TRAINERS WORKSHOP

Toronto, Fri. September 18, 1998

9 am - 5:30 pm OISE 252 Bloor West $50 fee



In Conjunction with the Video

EXPOSURE: ENVIRONMENTAL LINKS TO BREAST CANCER

And the Resource Guide "Taking Action for a Healthy Future"

The Women's Network On Health & The Environment

For more information and to reserve, call WNH&E (416) 516-2600

fax (416) 531-6214



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OVERVIEW OF HEALTH COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGNS, Workshop

Oakham House, Toronto, September 24 & 25

Peggy Edwards & Larry Hershfield

Contact: The Health Communication Unit email [[email protected]] or fax 416-971-2443



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Light Up With Laughter" with COMMIT Brant,

The Sanderson Centre BRANTFORD, Sun Sept 27 6 - 10 pm

an evening of stress-free hilarity with 3 awesome motivational humourists and speakers.



For more information contact Donna Stewart at

COMMIT To a Healthier Brant, 233 Colborne St. Suite 101,

Brantford N3T 2H4, (519) 758-1985, fax (519) 758-0471

e-mail [email protected]



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Stop Smoking Program for Women (2-day workshop) PTCC

Simcoe County District Health Unit BARRIE

September 30 - October 1, 1998

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit WINDSOR October 7 & 8, 1998

This 2-day workshop will train participants as facilitators for the stop smoking program "Stop Smoking for Women", a smoking cessation program conducted in a small group format and designed for low

income women.



Contact: Program Training & Consultation Josie d'Avernas

(Kitchener office) [email protected] or

Janet Nevala (Ottawa office) [email protected]



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C. OCTOBER

i) From Reference Canada - NATIONAL HEALTH EVENTS



October - Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Action, Support and Resource Centre

Tel.: (613) 736-5921 or Canadian Cancer Society offices and local medical clinics



October - Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Canada Toll-free: (800) 661-1468



October - National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Independent Order of Foresters Child Abuse Prevention Foundation

Tel.: (416) 429-3000 Toll-free: (800) 268-6267 (Canada)



October - National Flu Prevention Awareness Month

Canadian Public Health Association

Tel.: (613) 725-3769 Fax: (613) 725-9826



October - Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness Month

Tel.: (416) 488-3260 Toll-free: (800) 363-7437



October 1 - International Day for Older Persons

Division of Ageing and Seniors, Health Canada

Tel.: (613) 952-7608



October 4-10 - Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Canada

Tel.: (613) 736-8131 Toll-free: (800) 668-2955

E-mail: [email protected]



October 5-11 - National Family Week

Family Service Canada Tel.: (613) 722-9006



October 11-17 - Community Care Worker Week

Canadian Association for Community Care

Tel.: (613) 241-7510 or provincial associations



October 16 - World Food Day

United Nations Association in Canada

Tel.: (613) 232-5751



October 16-20 - National School Safety Week

Canada Safety Council Tel.: (613) 739-1535



October 17-25 - Celiac Awareness Week

Canadian Celiac Association

Tel.: (905) 507-6208 Toll-free: (800) 363-7296



October 18-24 - National Dental Hygiene Week

Canadian Dental Hygienist Association

Tel.: (613) 224-5515



October 25-31 - National Occupational Therapy Week

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists

Tel.: (613) 523-2268 or provincial associations

WWW: http://www.caot.ca



October 5-9 - Community Health Week (Ontario)

Association of Ontario Health Centres

Theme: Health is a Community Affair

Tel.: (416) 236-2539 Fax: (416) 236-0431

E-mail [email protected] WWW http://www.aohc.org



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ii) WORKSHOPS



MOULD IN THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT - PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERN

Metro Hall, TORONTO, October 1 8:30 - 4:40 pm

Registration $53.50 (includes GST) limited to 95 participants. Contact: Monica Anderson, Administrative Coordinator, McMaster Institute of Environment and Health,

McMaster U. 1280 Main St.W. BSB B150, Hamilton ON L8S 4K1

Tel: (905) 525-9140 x27559 Fax (905) 524-2400



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ÉVALUATION DE PROGRAMMES: UNE STRATÉGIE ESSENTIELLE DANS VOTRE TRAVAIL!

Sudbury, Jeudi le 1er octobre 9h00 a.m. - 4h00 p.m.

Institut national canadien pour les aveugles



POUR VOUS INSCRIRE - VEUILLEZ COMMUNIQUER AVEC:

The Health Communication Unit, The Centre for Health Promotion

100, rue College, bureau 213 The Banting Institute

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L5

Téléphone: (416) 978-0522 Télécopieur: (416) 971-2443

Courriel: [email protected]



DIRIGER UN CONSEIL D'ADMINISTRATION, CE N'EST PAS SORCIER!

SUDBURY, Vendredi le 2 octobre 1998 9h00 a.m. - 4h30 p.m.

Institut national canadien pour les aveugles



POUR VOUS INSCRIRE - VEUILLEZ COMMUNIQUER AVEC:

Francine Boudreau ou Lise Nolet

Service familial de Sudbury

Téléphone: (705) 524-9629 Téléphone: (705) 524-1530

Courriel: [email protected]



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OCT. 6 OPEN HOUSE - OPC, OHCC, Voices for Children, CHN

ORGANIZATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS & COMMUNITIES

180 Dundas St. W. Suite 1900, TORONTO, Oct. 6 4 - 7 pm

Come to meet the Real People that you hear from each week virtually in OHPE! This Open House celebrates a new location (180 Dundas St. West 19th floor), a new organization (Canadian Health Network) and a new name for OPC! Refreshments, entertainment, activities, resources - it's all here and all are welcome!!



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Stop Smoking Program for Women (2-day workshop) PTCC

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit WINDSOR October 7 & 8, 1998

This 2-day workshop will train participants as facilitators for the stop smoking program "Stop Smoking for Women", a smoking cessation program conducted in a small group format and designed for low

income women.



Youth Smoking Cessation Strategies (1-day workshop)

Best Western Hotel NORTH BAY October 8, 1998

Ramada Hotel & Suites OTTAWA October 27, 1998

East York Civic Centre TORONTO November 10, 1998

This workshop will help educators, health care providers and volunteers learn strategies to help young smokers cut down or quit smoking.



Contact: Program Training & Consultation Josie d'Avernas (Kitchener office) [email protected] or

Janet Nevala (Ottawa office) [email protected]



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CONFERENCES



OPHEA FALL PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION CONFERENCE

EVERY SCHOOL AN ACTIVE SCHOOL

Geneva Park Conference Centre, Orillia Oct 15-17th, 1998



Also from OPHEA in OCTOBER

Collaborative Teams Training in North & South Ontario

Contact: Ontario Physical and Health Education Association

Tel 416 426-7120 Fax 416 426-7373

email: [email protected] Internet http://www.ophea.org



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The Trillium Foundation's Caring Communities Conference

TORONTO, Oct 15 and 16

For more information See the Trillium Foundation www site at:

http://www.trilliumfoundation.org

or call them at: 416-963-4927; 1-800-263-2887 for more details.



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PROGRESS THROUGH PARTNERSHIP - 27th Annual Conference

Ontario Occupational Health Nurses Association

Oct. 17 - Oct 21 1998

Delta Meadowvale resort MISSISSAUGA ON



Contact: OOHNA - Tel (416) 239-6462 Fax (416) 239-5462

E-mail: [email protected]



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D. NOVEMBER

i) EVENTS



November - Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation Awareness Month

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Tel.: (613) 569-4361 ext. 324 (Danielle Côté) or provincial offices

Toll-free: (888) 473-4636 WWW: http://www.hsf.ca



November - Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Month

Tel.: (416) 920-5035 Toll-free: (800) 387-1479

E-mail: [email protected] WWW: http://www.ccfc.ca



November - Diabetes Month

Canadian Diabetes Association

Tel.: (416) 363-3373 or local offices

Toll-free: (800) 361-1306



November - Osteoporosis Month

Osteoporosis Society of Canada

Tel.: (416) 696-2663 Toll-free: (800) 463-6842



Nov 1-Jan 31 - Christmas Seal Campaign Canadian Lung Association

Tel.: (613) 747-6776 Fax: (613) 747-7430

WWW: http://www.lung.ca



November 15-21 - National Addiction Awareness Week

Nechi Institute for Alcohol and Drug Education

Tel.: (403) 460-4304

WWW: http://www.nechi.com



SELF-HELP WEEK NOV. 16-22

/SELF-HELP CONFERENCE, Toronto

a number of events, including:

- a workshop on how to start and maintain new self-help groups;

- a workshop for professionals on self-help basics, benefits and boundaries;

- a self-help fair; - and a one day OSHNET Conference

contact Jennifer Poole OSHNET/SHRC

(416) 487-4355 E-Mail: [email protected]



November 25 - International Day to End Violence Against Women

Status of Women Canada

Tel.: (613) 995-7835

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ii) WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES



49TH ANNUAL OPHA CONFERENCE

Holiday Inn, BARRIE Nov 2, 3 & 4, 1998



For information call Conference Chair Heather Edgar at 705-721-7330. To be added to the conference mailing list call OPHA at 416-367-3313 or 1-800-267-6817 ext. 23. See OPHA web site for more details: http://www.web.net/opha



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FAITH & HEALTH SYMPOSIUM

Georgian College, BARRIE, Nov 5 & 6, 1998



Faith & Health: Bridging the Gap Between Spirituality & Health

Featuring Dr. David Larsen NOV 5, 1998 7:00 pm

Georgian College, Gryphon Theatre

Admission Price: $18.00 ($15 early registration prior to Oct 9)



For further information &/or to register, please contact Gary Machan at Barrie Community Health Centre (705) 734-9690 fax 705-734-0239.



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BACK TO BASICS: BUILDING COMMUNTIES, POWER AND HOPE

The Achieving Collaboration in Community Development Group 3rd Conference

NOVEMBER 16-17, 1998, TORONTO, ON



For information and program package contact Cindy Himelstein at 416-924-4640 x2191

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TAKING ACTION ON THE DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

12th Canadian Heart Health Initiative HALIFAX.Nov 15-18

http://www.med.mun.ca/chhdbc



Plenary speakers include Dr. John Miller, Ron Labonte, Virginia Bales (CDC), Sylvie Stachenko WHO, Phil Donne, Pres. Kelloggs; Don Hunter, Active Living; Dr. Brian O'Connor, B.C.; Dr. Cathy Donovon, NFLD; Bill Tholl and Elinor Wilson, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada among others.



Conference Secretariat, Agenda Managers Inc.,

5170 Duke St. Ste 200, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3J 1N7

TEL: 902 422-1886 FAX: 902 422-2535

E-MAIL: [email protected]

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QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH, Looking Beyond the Numbers

APHEO conference Wyndham Bristol Place Hotel, TORONTO Nov 26-27

Contact Mary Lou Decou, APHEO Conference Program, Niagara Region Area Health Unit, 573 Glenridge Ave., St. Catharines L2T 4C2

Tel: 905-688-3762 #340 Fax 905-682-3901

E-mail: [email protected]

WWW http://www.cehip.org/apheo



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DECEMBER EVENTS & WORKSHOPS



December 1 - World AIDS Day

Canadian AIDS Society

Tel.: (613) 230-3580 (Lisa McCann)

WWW: http://www.cdnaids.ca



Contemporary Management of CARDIOVASCULAR & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE.

The 29th Heart & Stroke Clinical Update

Metro TORONTO Convention Centre on Dec 11th & 12th



Focus themes of this year's program include risk factor recognition and management, women and heart disease and rehabilitation of MI and Stroke Patients



For more information please call toll free - 1.877.3UPDATE (387.3283), local Toronto 416.631.3200