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This week's feature comes from Jason LeMar and Gobinaa Manoharan. It discusses the quantitative results from a survey of public health units about the implementation of municipal alcohol policies throughout the province of Ontario.

And a final call for contributions from our readers with an extended deadline: For the last edition of the bulletin in 2015, we want your thoughts on the impact the new Liberal government could have on the health of Canadians. We invite all health promoters and health organizations to send us your reflections on the following questions: What will the change in government mean to health promotion and public health in Canada? What are the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead?

Please send your 300–400 word submissions to by December 11, 2015, and include your name or the name of your organization. The compilation of responses will be published next Friday. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie, our features editor, at


EvalU Boot Camps–Creating Cultures of Learning and Innovation, Capacity Canada


Kingston, Ontario
January 26-27, 2016

Donald Gordon Centre

Calling Kingston Non-Profit Leaders: join an EvalU Boot Camp and Foster a Culture of Learning and Innovation.

Capacity Canada wants to help your nonprofit be more courageous, adaptive, and impactful by harnessing the power of strategic learning. Leading evaluation experts and coaches will facilitate this hands-on day and a half (1.5 day) learning event to empower you to tackle some of your toughest and most complex social and organizational challenges.

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems for Public Health, University of Guelph


January to March 2016

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) represent a number of technologies that allow us to map and analyze locational patterns. The purpose of the course is to learn the core concepts of GIS technologies and to develop skills to prepare informative maps and conduct spatial analyses using one’s own spatial data. Register today to advance your career!

Course Dates:

  • Online: January 18, 2016 to March 13, 2016 (8 weeks)

How is the Online Course Structured?

Director, Government Relations, Équiterre


Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline January 15, 2016

Équiterre is Quebec’s most important and influential environmental organization. With 140,000 followers, 14,000 members, 200 volunteers and a staff of 40, the non-profit presently has offices in Montreal and Quebec City.

The dedication and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers make Équiterre a pleasant and stimulating workplace, which encourages autonomy, creativity and a high level of professionalism.

Director, Government Relations

Bilingual Project Coordinator (Site Coordinator), Propel Centre for Population Health, University of Waterloo


Waterloo, Ontario
This position is filled. Applications are no longer being accepted.

Job Identification

Position Title:  Bilingual Project Coordinator (Site Coordinator)
Duration: January 2016-May 2017
Project: Implementation of the 2016/2017 Canadian Student Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey (CSTADS)

Full-Time, 17 month contract
35 hrs/week
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary

Health Promoter, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health


Belleville, Ontario
Deadline December 11, 2015

Full Time
Maternity Leave Contract To June 2016

Do you want to feel like you truly make a difference in the lives of others?

Are you passionate about giving children the best start towards a long and healthy life?

Then you can help us improve all aspects of childhood health in our community.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is looking for a dynamic Health Promoter to enthusiastically deliver a new ministry initiative focusing specifically on childhood weight and obesity.

Mental health promotion across health and social services: it is possible--Cross expertise England – Quebec, L’Institut national de santé publique du Québec


December 10, 2015

9:00-11:00 a.m.

L’Institut national de santé publique du Québec is pleased to invite you to a Webinar that will propose an exchange between England and Quebec. Focusing on the development of competencies, speakers will discuss how to prioritize mental health at the local and regional levels (through the centres intégrés de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) / centres intégrés universitaires de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) in Quebec).

Community Development Worker, Health Services – Communicable Diseases, Region of Peel


[Ed.: posting updated December 8, 2015]

Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline December 10, 2015

The Healthy Sexuality Program requires a self-directed, enthusiastic individual to work within a collaborative team environment of Community Development Workers and Public Health Nurses to provide outreach and harm reduction services in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008 – Infectious Diseases Program Standards, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Blood-borne Infections (including HIV).



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