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This week in OHPE 404.1, we have an article on the Self-Help Resource Centre's Empowering Stroke Prevention Project--Peer Support Strategy for Chronic Disease Prevention by Erin Gilgan, and Jennifer Poole. They write "A one-year pilot, the goal of the project was to help prevent stroke in at-risk and under-served communities in Ontario by using peer support, self-help, and empowerment strategies. " 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 our submission guidelines (

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Healthy Change: Building Organizational Capacity & Commitment


Family Services Association of Toronto

First, healthy change is change that works for the organization and for its people. An impossible dream, you say? Well, this workshop will show you how it is not only possible but that it is the only way to create significant, strategic, sustainable change. You will learn, from real life examples and the latest research on change, how to build the organizational capacity and individual commitment that healthy change requires. Key learning objectives include

Broadening the Social Determinants of Health: The Risks of Precarious Employment


7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Stickland Education Centre, The Scarborough Hospital, Grace Campus, 3030 Birchmount Rd, 1st Floor (Birchmount and Finch)

You are invited to attend The Scarborough Hospital, Family Wellness Centre annual guest lecture featuring Dr. Leah F. Vosko, Associate Professor, School of Social Science, York University.

Skin Cancer Prevention


Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, RDT Jenkin Auditorium, Room TB-021, Basement Level

Please join us for a morning with Craig Sinclair, Director of the Cancer Education Unit at The Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia, and Head of the World Health Organization's Collaborative Centre for the Promotion of Sun Protection

8:00-9:00 a.m.--Oncology Grand Rounds, Artificial Tanning: Risks and Recommendations


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