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This week's feature was written by by Stephanie Cowle, of the Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC) and Julie Taylor, from Parachute. This is the 20th anniversary of Safe Kids Week and the article provides some background and resources on the upcoming event for Ontario health promoters.

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Register now for the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion!


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
October 16-17, 2016

The Forum presents a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with international health promotion leaders. The event will bring together policymakers, government leaders, NGOs, researchers, educators, health promotion and public health professionals, community health leaders and experts across all sectors working to promote health, equity and sustainability.  Preliminary program details are now available online and will be updated further in the coming weeks.

2016 Ontario Physical Literacy Summit


Hamilton, Ontario
September 1, 2016

Join us for the 2016 Ontario Physical Literacy Summit! 

The theme this year is Everybody, Everywhere, Every day!  The Summit provides concrete physical literacy training for educators, early childhood educators, recreation staff, coaches, and parents.  Keynote speakers include Drs. Cairney and Kriellaars. 

Registration is open! 

Visit for a complete list of presenters and more information. 

20-Hour Breastfeeding Course, INFACT Canada


Toronto, Ontario
June 15-17, 2016

Chesnut Conference Centre (U of T), 89 Chesnut Street

The course is meant for any person wishing to understand the practice of and issues surrounding breastfeeding more fully. The goal of the INFACT Canada 20-Hour Breastfeeding Course is to facilitate the need to provide those working with mothers and their families the information required to adequately support breastfeeding.

For more information and registration:

Research to Action London 2016: Getting Fitter with Age


London, Ontario
June 3 and 4, 2016

Mercato Hall and St. James Auditorium, Brescia University College, 1285 Western Road

This conference is an annual learning and networking event for senior fitness instructors, volunteers, health promoters, students and other individuals who work with community-dwelling older adults. The event includes a mix of active and informative sessions including: practical applications of recent research, tips for safe exercise for older adults, and modifications for all levels of abilities.


Topic-specific methods and tools to support evidence-informed decision making, Webinar 2: Resources to Promote Healthy Weights, NCCMT


May 26, 2016

1:00-2:30 p.m. EST

Do you work in the chronic disease prevention field? Is the focus of your work healthy weights promotion?

This webinar on evidence-informed decision-making draws on the NCCMT's seven-step process, with reference to methods and tools for each step that are specific to healthy weights promotion.

Joins us to learn about a process for evidence-informed decision-making, and methods and tools that are intended for use by chronic disease prevention and healthy weights promotion practitioners!


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