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Today is our last issue of 2016. Happy holidays to all our readers from the OHPE team! We'll be back on January 6th, with renewed hopes, constructive goals, and refreshed energy for the challenges and opportunities 2017 will bring.

Remember that our deadline for inclusion in the Friday newsletter is Thursday at noon. Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to


Vision Zero Advocate Conference, Vision Zero Advocate Institute


Edmonton, Alberta
March 1-3, 2017

Vision Zero, which aims for zero serious injuries or fatalities on roadways, has been put forth as a priority framework by the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators in the Road Safety Strategy 2025. The Vision Zero Advocate Institute, supported by ATS Traffic, is leading the way, supporting communities understand how to successfully apply this international best practice to their road safety plans.

Join us in Edmonton to hear from global leaders in Vision Zero.

Motivational Interviewing + Quit & Get Fit, Ontario Society for Health and Fitness on behalf of the Lung Association


Toronto, Ontario
February 17, 2017

In collaboration with the Ontario Lung Association, OSHF is pleased to be offering a special continuing education workshop this coming February in Toronto. 

Participants will learn the basic techniques of Motivational Interviewing and be exposed to the Lung Association's Quit & Get Fit program, designed to help physical activity professionals work effectively with clients to kick their smoking habit.

Knowledge Translation Basics, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Toronto, Ontario
February 13 to 14, 2017

Application Deadline January 9, 2017

What is Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics?

Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics is a 1.5 day workshop that focuses on the foundations of KT, including key definitions and frameworks, how to assess and prioritize needs, consider levels of evidence, and define the practice change. This workshop supports participants as they begin to effectively put evidence into practice.

Impacts of Health Literacy on Patient-Centred Care, Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program


Cambridge, Ontario
February 2, 2017

Langs CHC, 1145 Concession Road, Room E106

1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Did you know?  60% of adult Canadians do not have the necessary literacy skills to manage their health adequately

Topics to be discussed:

  • What is Literacy vs. Health Literacy
  • How are they similar yet different?
  • Why does Health Literacy matter?
  • Ways to bridge the health communication gap

Who: Nancy Becker-Hallford, Waterloo Wellington Self-Management Program Lead and Mentor

Resource Coordinator, Community and Health Services Department, Paramedic and Seniors Services Branch, Regional Municipality of York


Newmarket, Ontario
Deadline January 10, 2017

Progressive. Collaborative. Accountable.
Draw on your passion. Shape our community.

Progressive and collaborative, with a clear, long-term vision.  We value employees’ contributions and inspire excellence.  We are driven by a desire to help shape and serve the growing community in which we live and work.

The Toronto and Ottawa Supervised Consumption Assessment Project, Evidence Exchange Network


January 10, 2017

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST

Join this webinar to learn about the Toronto and Ottawa Supervised Consumption Assessment (TOSCA) Project, recipient of the 2016 Paula Goering Collaborative Research & Knowledge Translation (KT) Award.
The Goering Award acknowledges innovative KT projects in mental health and addictions. Please join us for an address from the TOSCA team, along with brief overviews of other innovative projects in the 2016 competition.
Learn about:

Public Health Nutritionist, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health


Fergus, Ontario
Deadline December 31, 2016

J1116-0460 Public Health Nutritionist

Job Details

Employment Type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Desired Salary: 37.54 $CAD /Hour to 44.14 $CAD /Hour
Reports To: Manager, Chronic Disease, Injury Prevention and Substance Misuse
Posting closes: December 31st, 2016

Job Description

Position Summary:

Quality Improvement Facilitator, Central East Health Links


Whitby, Ontario
Deadline December 30, 2016

Job Number:  J0916-0626
Job Title:  Quality Improvement Facilitator
Job Type:  Full Time
Reports To:  Project Manager, Central East Health Links
Program/Specialty :  Quality Improvement
Salary:  $33.36 (not negotiable)  
Group:  CUPE
Number of Positions:  1
Branch:  Whitby

Position Summary:

Call for Submissions--Evaluator, Concussion Protocol Harmonization Project, Parachute


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline December 20, 2016

Project Overview

Based on the need for a common approach to concussion management in Canada, Parachute and its Expert Committee on Concussions are leading the development of concussion management guidelines and sport-specific protocols. In addition, accredited online training will be developed for health care providers. Begun in October 2016, this project will run through March 2018.

Evaluator Deliverables:

Increasing Quit Attempts Through the Strategic Use of Local Media



I Introduction
II How to Strategically Use the Media to Increase Quit Attempts
III Effective Use of Local Media Channels
IV Message Framing – Avoid Unintended Consequences
V Opportunities for Public Health
VI Conclusion
VII References

--Submitted by Jason Chapman, Senior Health Promotion Specialist, Media and Communications, PTCC

I Introduction


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