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This week's feature, An Overview of Chronic Disease Prevention, is contributed by Nancy Dubois and "focuses on the growing worldwide trend to address population health through an integrated approach that has as its goal the prevention of many related chronic diseases."

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Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham Branch, Annual General Meeting


St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

The Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham Branch, invites you to their Annual General Meeting (the formal AGM is 11:00-11:45 a.m).

The keynote speakers are "The Dream Team," Toronto's famous group of consumer advocates whose crusade is to promote dignity for the mentally ill and disabled (12:45-1:30 p.m.).

Supervising Within the Law


Organizations are sued every day. Unlike our traffic laws, in most employment-law employers are assumed guilty and must prove their innocence or "due diligence." Often it is the innocent lack of awareness that gets organizations in trouble. As supervisors and HR professionals we are responsible for managing within the framework of employment law. Whether in relation to terminations, hiring, providing employment contracts, performance management, working conditions and general policy and practices, ignorance is not bliss.

Fast Forward Planning(TM): Creating the Future You Want


In today's climate of rapid change, increasing complexity and continuing uncertainty, it's hard to develop clarity and confidence about the future. Traditional planning approaches aren't much help, since they are designed to build on what is knowable, and it seems there is less and less that falls into that category. Including our popular Scenario Planning process, this expanded offering includes new ideas and tools to explore--and prepare for--the future.

UNBF Conference to Examine the Determinants of Health in Atlantic Canada


The health status of Atlantic Canadians and the factors that determine that status will be examined at a conference on Friday, June 6, at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

The Determinants of Health: An Atlantic Perspective, organized by the UNB Centre for Policy Studies, will be held at the Wu Conference Centre from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Supreme Court of Canada Hearing on Corporal Punishment


On Friday, June 6, the Supreme Court of Canada will hear a constitutional challenge to section 43 of the Criminal Code. This 1892 section of the Code justifies corporal punishment of children in the name of correction and is being challenged by the Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law (CFCYL) as a violation of the Charter. The Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies, the Child Welfare League of Canada and the Quebec Human Rights Commission have intervened to support the CFCYL.

Online Facilitator, Women's Health Matters/Femmes en sante Website


The Women's Health Matters/Femmes en sante Website is looking for a bilingual individual (Fr/E) to manage and massage the online Discussion Groups at Le Club, We anticipate this will involve seven to eight hours of work per week, spread throughout the work week. Work can be done at home.

This involves the following tasks:

Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control


 From the website: "The Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control provides strategic leadership in the development and implementation of integrated chronic disease prevention and control strategies, working with relevant stakeholders at national and international levels to ensure an integrated approach to chronic disease prevention and control."


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