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Mental Health Promotion Specialist, CMHA Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 22, 2009


CMHA, Ontario, is a provincial association, committed to improving services and support for individuals with mental illness and to the promotion of mental health in Ontario.

We are seeking an experienced individual to serve as our mental health promotion specialist, investigating trends and opportunities, piloting new roles and recommending options for CMHA Ontario to contribute to the advancement of mental health promotion in Ontario.

Research at the Cross-section of Community Psychology and Global Climate Change


Toronto, Ontario
October 22, 2009

4:00-5:30 p.m.
University College UC256, University of Toronto

Presented by Environmental Health Justice in the City, A Centre for Urban Health Initiatives Research Interest Group in collaboration with the Collaborative Master’s Program in Community Development at the Cities Centre

Ontario Women’s Health Network Hosts Discussion of the Minister of Health’s 10-Year Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Toronto, Ontario
October 21, 2009

9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street (east of University/south off of Dundas)

Please join us and share your views on The Minister of Health’s 10-Year Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

"Women are significantly more likely than men to experience a mental disorder in their lifetime.” (Canadian Mental Health Association)

Together we will:

Health Promoter, Peterborough County-City Health Unit


Peterborough, Ontario
Deadline October 16, 2009

Peterborough County-City Health Unit requires a Health Promoter, Temporary Full Time
October 13, 2009–March 31, 2010

1. Summary of duties:

Plans, implements, and evaluates specified Mandatory Health Programs and Services and other programs administered by the Board of Health. This position is currently assigned to the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention program.

2. Minimum qualifications and position requirements:

Call for Presentations--Grounding Trauma, Moncton 2010


Deadline November 30, 2009

A National Conference on Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Loss and Grief
Sponsored by: CAST Canada
With the Support of New Brunswick Community College - Moncton Campus

Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
June 21-23, 2010
Location: New Brunswick Community College, Moncton, NB, Canada

Who may submit a presentation? Anyone. We want to see a balance of presenters from across sectors, ministries, academia, service providers and people with direct experience.

IDM Best Practices Website Update November 2009


November 2009 features for the website IDM Best Practices for health promotion, public health and population health, at, include

  • Profile of Bruce Rice (Planning & Sustainability Department, City of Regina)
  • Reflection by Bruce Rice: Link between Health and Urban Design
  • Jottings by website editor Barbara Kahan: Musings on the Physical Determinants of Health
  • Resource of the Month: David Suzuki Foundation

Call for Participants--Parenting with a Disability and the Legal System


Deadline October 19, 2009

February 3, 2010
The Law Society of Upper Canada, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto

A symposium presented by the Ethno-racial People with Disabilities Coalition of Ontario (ERDCO) in collaboration with ARCH Disability Law Centre and the Law Society of Upper Canada, and their Community Partners

This event will increase cross-sectoral understanding of the disadvantages parents with disabilities face with the legal system when their disability is linked with race, culture, faith, financial status and/or family structure.


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