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Girls In/Action: An Interdisciplinary Research Symposium About Youth In/Activity, Gender & Health


8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

55 Harbord Street, Benson Wing, Lecture Hall 307

Hosted by The Centre for Girls' and Women's Health and Physical Activity, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto

Symposium Objectives

* To promote interdisciplinary discussion about active health

* To share knowledge about girls, activity and health from behavioural, social-cultural and biophysical sciences

* To foster interdisciplinary research and community interventions

Now Available: Global Action Against Cancer


From the press release: "The WHO/UICC co-authored booklet released [June 3], Global Action Against Cancer, presents key facts and figures on the global cancer burden and quotes leading experts on the current cancer control challenges. The data covers cancer mortality and incidence figures for 12 different regions around the world and, for the first time, tracks the evolution of the global cancer picture in the years to come if current trends continue. The new booklet complements the information in the World Cancer Report released earlier this year."

View the press release at

Download the PDF booklet at

PTCC Seeks Pilot Sites for Smoke-free Homes Campaigns


The Program Training and Consultation Centre (PTCC) is seeking applications for four Pilot Sites for Smoke-free Homes Campaigns. The deadline is June 27, 2003.

Ontario communities interested in becoming pilot sites for PTCC's Smoke-free Homes and Asthma project are invited to submit their application form by June 27, 2003, to . Site selection will be completed and communities will be notified by July 10, 2003. Four small, urban communities (population 10,000 to 50,000-- could represent a defined area within a larger health unit district) will be supported with materials, resources, training, consultation and up to $12,000 each to purchase airtime over the next year to launch awareness campaigns to promote smoke-free homes. Pilot site activities will be completed by June 30, 2004.

The goals of the pilot site project are

1. To increase awareness of the effects of second-hand smoke exposure on children's respiratory health, specifically with respect to asthma;

2. To increase the number of homes that have smoke-free policies; and

3. To monitor and track key activities to develop and implement effective smoke-free homes campaigns at the community level.

Activities will be tracked to capture key events, and PTCC will work with a survey research firm and the community to conduct detailed research in one of the pilot communities and in a comparison community similar in size and demographics, to note any differences. Programs from all four pilot sites will undergo PTCC's Better Practice Review Process for posting in the electronic toolkit on the PTCC's Resource Dissemination Service website.

For more information and to get your application form, please contact Karen McLean at (416) 449-7251 or Application forms can also be accessed via the PTCC link at

Hot Topics in Healthy Living: Finding Solutions to Healthy Eating Challenges


To coincide with the SummerActive event, the Alberta Centre for Active Living is coordinating five Hot Topics in Healthy Living. This week's Hot Topic, Finding Solutions to Healthy Eating Challenges, was produced by Dietitians of Canada. This information sheet gives practical tips on making healthy eating a part of your day. You can access this Hot Topic at

During the SummerActive campaign, the Alberta Centre for Active Living will post a new Hot Topic in Healthy Living every Tuesday on its website. If you would like to post this Hot Topic on your website or to reprint it, please contact Kathy Garnsworthy, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Alberta Centre for Active Living ((780) 415-6248 or


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