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Thanks to Penney Kirby and Alison Stirling for help with the following list of resources. This list is a selection of resources related to the ODA feature by Ivan Brown in OHPE #138.1 and to disability issues more generally. It is not, by any means, a comprehensive list, but many of the web sites mentioned do provide links to excellent organizations, programs, publications and resources not mentioned here.


Stigma Marks: For What it is Worth: CAMH Tele-conference


January 21 & 28 2000 at 10:30am - 12:00pm

deadline for registration: January 10, 2000

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Education and Training Services presents: What is stigma? This teleconference will explore how stigma marks you if you have addiction and/or mental health problems. Areas to be explore include:

* Defining Stigma

* How stigma emerges and how it is engineered

* The relationship between stigma and mental health/illness and addictions problems

Complete Collection of Health Promotion References


This collection of Health Promotion publications from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) can be ordered at

The Complete Collection of Health Promotion References is a specially selected group of publications designed to assist the efforts of health promotion. By ordering this collection, you can save 25% (or US $51.00) off the price of each individual publication.

WE (Women & Environments) International Magazine Call For Papers


deadline for proposals and abstracts: January 30, 2000

Healthy Communities Through Women's Eyes

WE (Women & Environments) International Magazine is interested in exploring the issues of women and healthy communities. What makes a healthy community for women; how are women specifically affected how can women contribute.

Healthy or sustainable communities have been a growing field of study over the last decades. Healthy communities, a holistic vision, aim to improve the quality of life for all members and to restore a sense of belonging to people, alienated by growing economic, social and environmental concerns that by now have reached global proportions.

WE (Women & Environments) International Magazine is looking for submissions from both North, South, aboriginal and minority communities containing and sharing analyses, theories, cross cultural comparisons, creative initiatives, projects and processes that address women's concerns/needs in creating healthy communities.

For more information, including writer

Public Health and An Effective Ontarians With Disabilities Act


A. The need to promote disability within public health
B. Why we need an Ontarians With Disabilities Act
C. Developing an Ontarians With Disabilities Act
D. What can public health do to support the development of an effective ODA?
E. More information about developing an effective ODA
F. References

By Ivan Brown


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