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We're back after the holiday break -- note that a lot of events and job postings have dates early next week.

This week's feature comes from Sophie Rosa of Public Health Ontario. It discusses how to use the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology to maximize the effects of mobile devices to support public health efforts as well as considering how public health practitioners can design multi-disciplinary interventions to maximize the effects of physical activity mobile apps and tracking technology.

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MBA 16 Symposium for Managers/Directors and Program Staff of Youth Development and Engagement Programs


Milton, Ontario
November 23 & 24, 2016

Teatro Conference and Event Centre

The MBA Symposium is celebrating 15 years as the largest annual training event for people who work with/supervise recreation, arts, health promotion, sport, justice, employment and education programs, and/or youth advisory committees/networks with youth ages 13 – 19.
Also, back by popular demand the pre-symposium workshop: Positive Youth Development. Gain valuable skills to help you support youth to develop the core competencies they need to transition into adulthood.

Advancing Food Insecurity Research in Canada Conference


Toronto, Ontario
November 17-18, 2016

Hart House, University of Toronto

It has been 35 years since the first food bank opened in Canada, 22 years since questions about household food insecurity first appeared on national surveys, and 10 years since we began systematically monitoring this problem in Canada. Over this period, research has been conducted to describe the extent of the problem, who is affected, health and other consequences, and the lived experience of food insecurity. There have also been critical examinations of current responses and policy directions.

Assistant or Associate Professor, Global Health, School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo


Waterloo, Ontario
Deadline October 31, 2016

The School of Public Health and Health Systems in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Global Health.

Resetting the Table, FSC's 9th Assembly


Toronto, Ontario
October 13-16, 2016

Resetting the Table, Food Secure Canada’s 9th Assembly, promises to be our most exciting, diverse and largest yet. Whether you are a chef, a farmer, a student, a community health organizer, a policy maker, an activist or a business person, Resetting the Table will have a place for you.

We will have 50+ skill-building workshops, tours, keynotes and networking opportunities. We will weave into the Assembly opportunities to shape, and engage for, the new national food policy announced by the Trudeau Government.

Precarious work and health: walking the talk in health care organizations, The Centre Talks, Centre for Urban Health Solutions, St. Michael’s Hospital, and the Decent Work and Health Network


Toronto, Ontario
 October 5, 2016

12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Room 136, 209 Victoria Street

Please join us to find out:

  • How working conditions in the health care sector are impacting the health of workers.
  • What health care organizations can do to improve the situation.

Presentations from: Deena Ladd from Workers’ Action Centre, Daniyal Zuberi from the University of Toronto and Axelle Janczur from Access Alliance. Moderated by Andrew Pinto from the Centre for Urban Health Solutions and the Decent Work and Health Network.

Complex Emotional Burdens--Being Fully Human in Human Services, CAST Canada


Brantford, Ontario
September 26, 2016

9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Brantford Best Western, 19 Holiday Drive
Please join us for a refreshing day that includes education, conversation, validation and connection with people who do your work, who ‘get’ you.  Hosted by Tom Regehr and Becca Partington of CAST Canada. Together we will honour the complex and emotional burdens of your work, validate the ideas with plain language, gather individual strategies for coping and thriving as you grow and are changed by your work.

You will leave with:


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