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Kids Have Stress Too! Facilitator Training Course


Kids Have Stress Too! is offering a full-day facilitator training session for professionals working with children and families on Wednesday, June 19th, at the North York Central Library. For more information, or to register for this course, please visit, or call (416) 486-0099.

KHST! is a project of The Psychology Foundation of Canada. Our primary goal is to help children, from pre-school to age nine, to learn how to manage their stress effectively.

Andrea Seers

Performance Matters: Using Performance Management to Maximize Employee Potential


9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Rygiel Supports for Community Living, 930 Upper Paradise Road

Learn how to

* understand performance management,

* make performance appraisals work for your organization,

* utilize multipoint/360 degree feedback,

* understand, support and handle the problem performer,

* unleash the strong performer, and

* identify where organizational potential lies.

Presented by Rygiel Supports for Community Living and Healthy Futures Group

Hiring for Keeps: Attracting & Selecting Ideal Employees


9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Rygiel Supports for Community Living, 930 Upper Paradise Road

Acquire the skills and tools to

* set the stage with precise hiring criteria,

* attract the talent you need,

* test and assess to determine fit,

* design and conduct behavioural style interviews,

* get the most from reference checks,

* improve your planning and selection, and

* avoid legal headaches.

Elder Abuse Awareness Month


Mayor Mel Lastman has declared June 2002 the first annual Elder Abuse Awareness Month. This initiative is the result of research conducted by the City of Toronto Community Partnerships and support committee, Toronto Residents In Partnership (TRIP). Alarming statistics and reports attest to limited public awareness and the reluctance of many seniors to take action against abusers. This issue is our priority!

Three educational forums will address the issue and build awareness of what are mostly hidden crimes perpetrated against our ageing population. Become part of an emergent group of individuals and organizations who share deep concerns about the prevalence of abuse to seniors.

Come to a forum and hear leaders in the seniors advocacy community speak!

* June 5, 2002, East York City Hall 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

* June 12, 2002, North York City Hall 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

* June 19, 2002, Etobicoke City Hall 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Phone (416) 395-6475 and find out how your organization can get involved.

Refreshments provided at each event. Please call to inquire about transportation for large groups.

Hot Topics in Physical Activity from the Alberta Centre for Active Living


The Alberta Centre for Active Living is producing a series of Hot Topics in Physical Activity to promote SummerActive (a community-based national campaign to increase awareness about the importance of physical activity to health).

Over the next few weeks, we will produce information about five topics. Please visit our web site weekly to view a new Hot Topic.

You can view the first Hot Topic, The Role of Physical Activity in Preventing Chronic Disease, at

Upcoming topics include

* Children and Active Living (the week of May 22),

* Older Adults and Active Living (the week of May 29),

* Active Living in the Workplace (the week of June 5), and

* The Costs of Physical Inactivity (the week of June 17).

We would like to distribute these Hot Topics as widely as possible. If you would like to reproduce a Hot Topic in your publication or on your web site, please contact Kathy Garnsworthy at

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Board Members Wanted: Canadian Women's Health Network


The Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN) is a national bilingual organization guided by a women-centred, holistic vision of women's health. The CWHN

* promotes the advancement of the health of girls and women in Canada,

* provides access to information and resources related to women's health and health status,

* supports critical debate, and

* facilitates networking.

We are seeking individuals from across Canada to become members of our governing Board. Board members are expected to support the principles and values of the CWHN mission statement.

Board members serve two year (renewable) terms. Most Board and committee meetings are carried out by teleconference; most other work is done by email. This is not a salaried position, but approved direct expenses related to the position are reimbursed.


* Interest and experience in women's health and health care

* Experience and/or interest in the governance of a national voluntary health organization

* Ability to reflect women's health issues from the perspective of a broad and diverse range of communities in an equitable, comprehensive and open manner

* Ability to contribute 6-12 hours per month to governance and networking activities

* At least 18 years of age

Experience in fundraising, law or accounting and familiarity with a diversity of women's health issues would be a definite asset. Aboriginal and Francophone women, women from visible and language minorities, lesbians and bi-sexual women and women with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please fill the application form on our web site at and forward your resume along with any other relevant details about your qualifications and interests to the Chair of the Nominations Committee (address below). Please provide the names of two character or business references. Please contact us if you do not have access to the Internet so that we may send you a copy of the application form: Suzanne Rajotte, Chair, Nominations Committee,,

Fax: (204) 989-2355.

Applicants will be considered in order that they are received.

For comprehensive information on the Canadian Women's Health Network, including its mission, core principles and values, goals and objectives, please visit the website at, or contact us at

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Now Available: Interactive Domain Model Manual


The Interactive Domain Model (IDM) Manual is now available on the website of the Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto, at Unfortunately hard copies are not available. This Manual is the distillation of five years of experience of the Best Practices Project and its members and contains sections ranging from Introduction and Basics and Evidence Framework to Working through the IDM and Resources for Health Promotion -- downloadable from the website in either Word or PDF. The IDM is based on a definition of best practices as sets of processes and activities that are consistent with health promotion values, goals and ethics; theories and beliefs; evidence and understanding of the environment; and that are most likely to achieve health promotion goals in any given situation.

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