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The next OHPE feature (#123.1, September 17) will be contributed by Simon Mielniczuk, who will write on The Online Competition for Virtual Healthy Community.


Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) Workshops


PTCC is a resource centre of the Ontario Tobacco Strategy. The following is a brief synopsis of the upcoming workshop info on their web site at

* Minimal Contact Interventions for Smoking Cessation

October 14 in Kingston; October 28 in North Bay; November 12 in Waterloo; November 25 in Toronto; December 9 in Simcoe; January 20 in Timmins; February 17 in Clinton

* Stop Smoking for Women

November 9 & 10 in St. Catherines

Five Ontario Communities Receive 1999 Caring Communities Award


The Caring Communities Award recognizes and celebrates communities whose imagination and collaboration have led to specific and long-lasting achievements, especially when faced with limited resources and difficult situations. The 1999 Caring Communities Award recipients are:

* La communaute theatrale franco-ontarienne, a coalition that connects French theatre organizations across the province;

* the Rayside-Balfour community near Sudbury;

* Rainy River First Nation located in Northwestern Ontario;

* Roebuck, a small town less than an hour's drive from Ottawa

* the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, made up of Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, Tuscarora and the Delaware First Nations, situated outside of Brantford.

For more information see or contact Cindy Little or Gabriella Skubincan (888) 504-8464

Conference: Responding to the Many Faces of Grief


Keynote speaker is Dr. Bill Webster, an author of several books and producer of a TV series on grief & bereavement. The workshops are implementing support groups, traumatic loss, anticipatory grief, and grief in children. Registration fee is $30 (includes refreshments and hot lunch) before September 30 and $40 after. Registration is limited. For more information call 519-633-2149 or email BRCE Chair, Mary Frances O'Hagan at


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