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This week's feature by Malcolm Shookner introduces the Inclusion Lens: "a tool for analyzing legislation, policies, programs and practices to determine whether they promote the social and economic inclusion of individuals, families and communities. It will open up minds to new ways of thinking and open doors to new solutions for old problems. Ultimately, it provides a new way to encourage change that will transform society."

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).


Community and Population Health Research Training Program


The Saskatchewan Population Health and Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU) is pleased to announce the launch of the Community and Population Health Research (CPHR) Training Program. The CPHR Training Program is a Saskatchewan-based population health training initiative delivered by SPHERU and supported by CIHR, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan. CPHR will provide scholarship support to graduate students at the Masters, PhD and Post-doctoral level. CPHR awards are contingent upon trainee acceptance to graduate studies at either the University of Regina or the University of Saskatchewan. Upon acceptance, CPHR trainees will work on a research project that fits within one of SPHERU's five research programs. For more information on SPHERU's research programs visit For up-to-date information about the CPHR Training Program, its mentors, application procedures and deadlines please visit

A Short Survey on Improving the Ecological Literacy of Medical/Public Health


Environmental Education Ontario (EEON) is developing a Strategic Plan for Educating for a Healthy Environment in Ontario.

Keeping the environment healthy is up to us all. And it will require an environmentally educated public in all sectors.

EEON's development of an Environmental Education Strategic Plan is based on the premise that societies cannot be healthy unless all sectors contribute to improving environmental knowledge and awareness/ecological literacy/environmentally sound practices within their fields of endeavour. We are working to gather and synthesize ideas for improved education with an environmental perspective in each of seventeen "audiences."

The Medical/Public Health Sector is one of the most vital audiences in this respect: human health is dependent on a healthy environment, both in the immediate sense and in the long-term "big picture" sense of ecosystem health.

You can contribute to the future of a more ecologially aware and green public health sector by sharing your ideas with us. Our survey is located at our website at please click on "Steps Towards Ecological Literacy," add in your contact information and fill in the four boxes. Broad strokes will do, elegant prose not required! The responses will be synthesized into the section of the action plan designed for your sector. Many thanks in advance for your participation!

Workplace Wellness Symposium


8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Brant Park Inn and Conference Centre

Cost: $70 per person, includes lunch

Keynote Speakers

* Danielle Pratt (brought to you by The Williamson Group), owner of Healthy Business Inc., from Calgary and author of "The Healthy Scorecard": Delivering Break Through Results Employees and Investors Will Love"

* Dick O'Brien, professional speaker, trainer and consultant will be speaking on ways of handling stress, managing change and balancing the demands of a hectic world.


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