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Call for Nominations--Youth Engagement Showcase, Rural Ontario Institute


Deadline March 2, 2018

Nominations are now open for the Rural Ontario Institute's Youth Engagement Showcase: Rural communities across Ontario have the opportunity to nominate young leaders for recognition in the Youth Engagement Showcase from now until March 2, 2018.

Ontario Research Grants and Fellowship Awards, The Lung Association


Deadline February 1, 2018

The Lung Association – Ontario Research Grants and Fellowship Awards support research and graduate study by health-care providers in the field of respiratory care.

The Research Grants and Fellowship Awards program annual competition is now open – deadline for application is February 1, 2018.  Ontario Respiratory Care Society (ORCS) members are eligible to apply for the awards.

Call for Campaign Support--Some of Us Make Hard Choices Every Day, WellFort Community Health Services


As elections draw close in Ontario, policy makers have the opportunity to solicit for federal support and push for universal pharmacare for all Canadians. To keep pharmacare on the radar as policy makers prepare their campaign platforms, WellFort launched a #PHARMACAREFORALL campaign. We need the support of individuals, local groups, and organizations to raise public and political awareness of the issue and to increase pressure on policy makers to implement universal pharmacare sooner than later. Together, we can make #PHARMACAREFORALL a reality in Canada!

New Resources from Tools of Change


Tools of Change announces five newly designated Landmark case studies, the addition of five other new case studies (including one focused on indoor environments / IAQ), and the updating of two more. We've also added new Topic Resources in all topic areas --seventeen in all.

If you have suggestions for case studies, the website or this newsletter, please contact me at

Energy Programs

Three New Energy Landmark Case Studies, Two Runner-Ups

New Resource--Sharing Together Report in Short, EENet


Find out what Ontario’s evidence needs are for the mental health, substance use and additions system.

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is excited to release the Sharing Together: Report in Short. Developing an evidence priority agenda for Ontario’s mental health, substance use, and addictions system.

Sharing Together is an EENet initiative that aims to promote the use of evidence to improve the healthcare experience, quality of care, and overall health and wellbeing of all Ontarians.

New Resource--Ontario Marginalization Index 2011 Update, Public Health Ontario and the Centre for Urban Health Solutions


Public Health Ontario ( and the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital ( are excited to announce the release of the 2011 update to the Ontario Marginalization Index (ON-Marg).

Support young adult smokers to quit by ordering free promotional material for the wouldurather… contest! Leave the Pack Behind


Deadline January 28th, 2018

More young adults smoke in this province compared to all other age groups, and they overwhelmingly say that they want to quit. The best way to do that? Use evidence-based quit aids and get into a program that has been specifically tailored for young adults 18-29.

The wouldurather… contest is a proven intervention to help young adults to quit or cut back on their tobacco use. The contest uniquely offers four categories, so smokers can enter to quit, cut back by half, commit to partying without the smoke, or stay smoke-free.

Health Promotion Capacity Building Services Unit Update


The Health Promotion Capacity Building (HPCB) unit at Public Health Ontario (PHO) is comprised of two health promotion resource centres (including the Alcohol Policy Network) that receive annual funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. As of March 31, 2018, this funding will be discontinued and the services currently offered by HPCB will no longer be provided.

New Resource--Here Comes Baby video series: Bathing your baby, Ottawa Public Health and the Monarch Centre


Ottawa Public Health and The Monarch Centre are happy to announce the release of the Bathing your baby video, a first in a series of new videos for soon-to-be parents entitled Here Comes Baby.

The Here Comes Baby series will bring together local parents, health professionals and experts to discuss the realities of life with a new baby. Expect to see some familiar faces!

The series will include:


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