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Welcome, dear health promoters, to issue 1000 of the Ontario Health Promotion E-bulletin!

In today's feature, we have some brief thoughts on OHPE's origins, survival, and our wonderful community of supporters and contributors.

Thank you all for helping us reach this milestone!

Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to [email protected].


New Website--Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks, CCOHS


The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a microsite full of tools and resources to help workplaces and communities minimize the impact of flu and infectious disease outbreaks.

Featuring a mobile friendly layout and design, the Flu and Infectious Disease Outbreaks site provides information, tips, and resources intended to help keep workplaces operational and people healthy, working, and thriving during a widespread flu outbreak, or a pandemic.

Resources from Ophea: BrainBlitz and Kids’ Run Club


New Resource: BrainBlitz

Take an Active Break with BrainBlitz!

BrainBlitz is a series of 25 bilingual activity cards that make it quick, fun, and easy to take an active break during learning, and can be used as an opportunity to improve attention or as part of a fun team-building activity.

The resource includes 5 activity cards for each of the following themes: meditation and relaxation, dance and rhythm, movement and physical activity, balance and yoga, and life skills.

Designed to be completed in 5-15 minutes, BrainBlitz activity cards:

New Resource--Walking the Talk: A toolkit for engaging youth in mental health, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health


The Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health has created Walking the Talk: A toolkit for engaging youth in mental health:

The toolkit is based on a positive youth development model and includes good information on:

Call for Abstracts--Public Health 2018


Deadline December 5, 2017

Public Health 2018 is Canada's largest public health knowledge exchange event. It is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research.

Montréal, Québec
May 28-31, 2018

Call for Abstracts--10th Annual Ottawa Conference: State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute


Deadline December 13, 2017

[Ed: Deadline updated with extension December 8]

The Ottawa Conference has become a recognized national reference point for health professionals seeking to gain knowledge in clinical smoking cessation - an important area of preventative health practice. This is an accredited opportunity for knowledge exchange for a variety of stakeholders including physicians, nurses, other healthcare and community practitioners, researchers, and policy-makers.

New Resource--Making the Case for Workplace Wellness Programs, CCOHS


To help employers better understand the value of workplace wellness programs, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has launched the e-course, Business Case for Workplace Wellness. With many workers in Canada spending the majority of their waking hours at work each day, employers are starting to realize the importance of offering workplace wellness programs and the positive impact they can have.

Build Your Public Health Career at PH SPOT


Founded in 2016 and based in Toronto, PH SPOT is the leading career development spot for public health professionals.

Our mission is to provide public health professionals with great resources to build their careers. We deliver hand-picked public health jobs, resources, mentorship, and inspiration through our platform. We see PH SPOT becoming the ultimate hub where public health leaders are fostered, meaningful relationships are built, and significant impact is made around the world.

Check it out:


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