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This week in OHPE 550, we have some news from the field and letter from the Ontario Tobacco Network. If you have a resource or point of view to add to our feature articles, let us know by writing to More information on our Letters to the Editor column can be found in our submission guidelines (


Letters to the Editor and News from the Field: January 2008



A Letters
1 Update from the Ontario Tobacco-free Network for National Non-Smoking Week

B News from the Field
   1 News from Knowledge Ontario
   2 Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network Appoints Special Advisor on Health Equity
   3 CAAWS Names 2007 List -- Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity
   4 Janice MacAulay Is Named FRP Canada's New Executive Director
   5 Appointments Noted in Community Action Online, January 23, 2008
   6 People on the Move from CharityVillage

Request for Information--Environmental Scan of Canadian Resources Suitable for Youth, LIN


LIN (the Lifestyle Information Network) is working on an environmental scan of Canadian resources suitable for youth aged 13 - 18 that address the following issues:
Self-mutilation, Body image/self-esteem, Healthy relationships, Sexuality, Dependency (tobacco, alcohol, drugs), Eating disorders, and General mental health issues.

Health Canada News Digest for January 2007

  1. Government of Canada Announces Funding for Community Initiatives Working to Reduce Illicit Drug Use
  2. The Government of Canada Releases Data Showing the Trans Fats Levels in Foods
  3. Minister Clement Thanks Chalk River Staff For Quick, Safe Restart of Research Reactor
  4. Government of Canada awards Alberta's Health and Wellness $536,000 to develop Off-shore Nursing Assessments
  5. Prime Minister Harper announces Canada's new Food and Consumer Safety Action Plan 6. Government Emergency Legislation Swiftly Ends Medical Isotope Crisis


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