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1) Revised Deadline for RFP: Creative Agency, Healthy Weights Toolkit

Last week we posted an RFP for Creative Agency, Healthy Weights Tool Kit, with an incorrect deadline. Proposals are due on November 8 (not November 25). To view the corrected posting, visit CURRENT.

2) This week's feature

This week's feature article on best practices in tobacco control comes from the Program Training and Consultation Centre. In their introduction they note that "practitioners need easy access to information about what has already been implemented and whether it was effective. They need to know whether resources exist before developing their own, and they need to know how to access these resources."

If you have a resource or point of view to add to this article, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in the OHPE News section of OHPE 268.0 ( ViewAnnouncements.cfm?ISSUE_ID=268&startrow=1).


International Best Practices in Heart Health


June 1998

From the website:

"International Best Practices in Heart Health, Part I, June 1998 (8896 Kb) This document outlines nine international heart health programs that have been identified as "Best" or "Promising" practices."

"International Best Practices in Heart Health, Part II, June 1999 (4526 Kb)

This document outlines nine international heart health programs that have been identified as "Best" or "Promising" practices and is an addendum to International Best Practices in Heart Health, Part I."

Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation Requests Letters of Intent


The Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) recognizes the urgent need for further research into all aspects of preventing injuries. To support the recruitment of talented and promising researchers, we are now committing $300,000 for faculty members to recruit graduate students in the injury prevention field.

On September 5, 2002, ONF issued a call for Letters of Intent to faculty members of Ontario universities.

Letters of Intent are due on November 15, 2002.

For guidelines and how to apply, see

[Source: apolnet-l]

Health Events in November



* Amaryllis Month. National. Huntington Society of Canada

* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation Awareness Month, National, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

* Christmas Seal Campaign, National, Canadian Lung Association

* Crohn's Disease and Colitis Awareness Month, National, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada

* Diabetes Month, National, Canadian Diabetes Association

* Incontinence Awareness Month, National, Canadian Continence Foundation

* National Community Safety and Crime Prevention Campaign, National, Canada Safety Council

* Osteoporosis Month, National, Osteoporosis Society of Canada

* Wife Assault Prevention Month, National, Ontario Women's Directorate


* 3-9 National Down Syndrome Awareness Week, National, Canadian Down Syndrome Society

* 6-12 National Seniors' Safety Week, National, Canada Safety Council

* 17-23 National Marfan Awareness Week, National, Canadian Marfan Association

* 18-24 National Addiction Awareness Week, National, Nechi Institute for Alcohol and Drug Education

* 25-30 National AIDS Awareness Week, National, The Canadian HIV/AIDS Clearinghouse


* 14 World Diabetes Day, International, Canadian Diabetes Association

* 20 Universal Children's Day, International, UN

* 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women International, UN

[This list compiled with information from

* Charity Village



New ActiveOntario Website


The new ActiveOntario website is up and going! Please take this opportunity to check it out at

We've redone the navigation of the site in response to your feedback and comments, and I hope you'll find it much more useful. Stay tuned for more new features over the next few months.

As a result of this massive redesign, most if not all of your ActiveOntario bookmarks will no longer work. If you can't find what you're looking for, please drop us a line at

I hope you like what you see. I hope you'll send in your resources, news and events so that we can all share the knowledge.

Learn! Tell a friend! Share the knowledge!


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