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Food Insecurity Measurement in Canada: Interpreting the Statistics, PROOF and CDPAC


February 8, 2017 

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

Food insecurity – the inadequate or insecure access to food due to financial constraints – is increasingly recognized as a serious public health problem. Since 2005, household food insecurity has been systematically monitored in Canada through the Canadian Community Health Survey run by Statistics Canada.

Game On--Sport Participation as a Vehicle for Positive Development for Youth Facing Barriers, YouthREX


January 31, 2017

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. EST

Sport is the most popular extra-curricular activity for youth across Canada and has been identified as an important environment to foster psychosocial development in youth. It is particularly important for youth facing barriers to access and benefit from these opportunities.

First, Do Less Harm: The Future of Drug Policy in Canada, Canadian Harm Reduction Network and the University of Toronto Centre for Community Partnerships


Toronto, Ontario
January 31 - February 1, 2017

6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, 569 Spadina Avenue (entrance at rear of building)

Canada is in the midst of a massive crisis about accidental drug overdose ... but it not just this issue which is in a critical condition.  Drug policies have been in place for years - especially the past ten years - that have simply not worked.  In fact they have made the situation worse and have been exceedingly costly in terms of lives lost and budgetary waste.  That is why ... this is the moment for change!

New 2017 CIHR Social Sciences for Population Health Planning Grants, Institute of Population and Public Health


Deadline February 28, 2017

The Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) is funding new planning grants designed to support social scientists whose work is focused on population or public health as they prepare applications for CIHR Foundation and Project grants competitions.

Call for Abstracts--14th Annual Global Health & Innovation Conference


Deadline January 31, 2017

The Global Health & Innovation is the world's leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,000 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
New Haven, Connecticut
April 22-23, 2017

Call for Abstracts--Translating Knowledge to Action, Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice


Deadline March 31, 2017

Canadian The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and the National Center for Dental Hygiene Research & Practice invite you to submit an abstract for presentation during their upcoming conference, Translating Knowledge to Action.

Ottawa, Ontario
October 19 to 21, 2017

Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster research sessions. The goals of the research sessions are to:


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