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This week's feature, from Toba Bryant and Dennis Raphael, is on the Seniors Quality of Life Project: "The goal of the [project] was to develop and implement a means by which Canadian seniors could identify and work to influence the determinants of their health and well-being. Seniors groups in Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Regina, Vancouver and Whitehorse organized and carried out a series of public consultations on Issues and Factors Affecting The Quality of Life And Well-being of Seniors."

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NGO Funding: Constraints and Consequences


789 Yonge Street, Toronto Reference Library, Elizabeth Beeton Room

Speakers: Katherine Scott, Canadian Council on Social Development; John Shields, Professor, School of Public Administration, Ryerson University; Lynn Eakin and Uzma Shakir, Core Funding Work Group, Toronto

This public seminar is sponsored by the Laidlaw Foundation. The panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Anver Saloojee, Vice-President and Chair of the Children's Agenda Advisory Committee.

Centre for Health Promotion AGM


The University of Toronto's Centre for Health Promotion is holding their Annual General Meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the Croft Chapter House, University College, 15 King's College Circle. All are welcome.

The keynote speaker will be Peter Coleridge, from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, who will talk on the latest developments in the promotion of mental health.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn about exciting events at the Centre and to mingle with colleagues in the health field. Refreshments will be served.

Systems Thinking in Action: How Organizations Learn


More than a decade ago, Peter Senge created quite a buzz with his concept of the "learning organization." Unlike most flavour of the month ideas, though, this concept continues to influence current research and practice in organizations around the world. This workshop provides an update on what's new in the area of systems thinking and organizational learning. You'll gain practical insight into how a wide range of new concepts and tools can help your organization to learn its way into the future. Key topics include

Elizabeth May Chair in Women's Health and the Environment Call for Proposals: Environmental Scan



The Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health invites proposals for an annotated environmental scan of Canadian researchers and scholarly activists working in the area of women's health and the environment, broadly defined.


The scan will serve as a point of departure for discussions about how best to attract excellent candidates for the Elizabeth May Chair in Women's Health and the Environment (EMC) and how


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