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There will be no issue of the newsletter next week due to the holiday weekend. We will return on August 5.

This week's feature is by Shawn Prasad and Jason LeMar from Public Health Ontario and provides a synopsis of their new resource, Municipal Alcohol Policies and Public Health: A Primer.

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World Social Forum 2016: Let’s Talk About Food Sovereignty - Discussion workshop, Food Secure Canada


Montréal, Québec
August 12, 2016  

1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Université McGill – Pavillon Burnside (Local 1B45) 805, rue Sherbrooke Ouest

As a pan-Canadian alliance of organizations and individuals working together to advance food security and sovereignty, we invite the public and experts to gather for a grand banquet of ideas at World Social Forum 2016.

Post Doctoral Fellow, Bloorview Research Institute


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline August 8, 2016


Applications are invited for a temporary, full-time post-doctoral fellow (5 days / week for 1 year) with experience and interest in vocational rehabilitation for young people with disabilities. This fellow will work with a Senior Scientist and multi-disciplinary research teams in the Bloorview Research Institute (fully affiliated with the University of Toronto), TRAIL lab and other partners and organizations.

Take a Hike Project Manager, Rainbow Routes Association


Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline August 4, 2016

Reports to Executive Director and Board of Rainbow Routes Association

Contract Position: Mid-August 2016 to March 2018

Rainbow Routes Association is a not for profit charitable organization dedicated to Greater Sudbury’s urban transformation towards a healthier and more vibrant place. We are committed to the advancement and promotion of trails and non-motorized routes to provide people with active, healthy and affordable recreation and transportation opportunities.

Program Evaluator and Data Analyst, Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit


Simcoe, Ontario
Deadline August 2, 2016

The Corporation of Norfolk County
Job Posting # CUPE 56.16

Position: Program Evaluator and Data Analyst
Status: Temporary Full Time (date of hire until approx. December 2016)
Employee Group: CUPE Local 4700
Salary: $27.42 - $34.25 per hour
Department: Health and Social Services
Division: Public Health
Reports To: Epidemiologist
Location: Simcoe
Posting Period: July 15, 2016 – August 2, 2016

Basic Function:

Health/Project Planner, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority


Sioux Lookout, Ontario
July 29, 2016

Commitment: Full Time

The Health/Project Planner is responsible for the overall planning, development, and implementation of the Community Wellbeing project. The role of the Health/Project Planner is to execute and finalize the public health project to strict deadlines and within budget.

View the complete posting online at

Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager, Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority


Sioux Lookout, Ontario
July 29, 2016

Commitment: Full Time

Under the direction of the Director of Approaches to Community Wellbeing, the Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager will provide oversight and direction for the Preventing Infectious Diseases programming of the Approaches to Community Wellbeing. The Preventing Infectious Diseases Manager will oversee the regional services provided by the Preventing Infectious Diseases Team, and will work with communities to enhance their capacity around Preventing Infectious Diseases initiatives.

Preparing for your Health Equity Impact Assessment, Health Equity Impact Assessment Community of Interest and Health Nexus


July 27, 2016

12:00 to 12:30 p.m. (EST)
The Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest and Health Nexus present  Preparing for your HEIA: Putting the horse before your cart:

Public Relations Specialist, Planning and Evaluation Services, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit


North Bay, Ontario
Deadline July 25, 2016

JOB #2016/010 – Re-Posted

Position: Public Relations Specialist - OPSEU – Planning and Evaluation Services
Hours of Work: Permanent – Full-Time – 35 Hours Per Week (1.00 FTE)
Effective: As Soon As Possible
Location: Main Office – North Bay
Additional Info: New Position

Position Summary:

A Summary of Municipal Alcohol Policies and Public Health: A Primer


I Background
II Current landscape: municipal alcohol policies in Ontario
III An eight step model for municipal alcohol policy development
IV Conclusion
V Resources
VI References

-- Submitted by Shawn Prasad, Practicum Student, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario, and Jason LeMar, Health Promotion Consultant, Health Promotion Capacity Building, Public Health Ontario

I Background


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