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This week's feature article is an overview of The Economic Burden of Injury in Canada, a major new Canadian research document outlining the high cost of injury in this country, published by SMARTRISK.

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Community Health Nurses Conference--Knowledge to Action - Engage | Enable | Inspire


Toronto, Ontario
June 16-18, 2010

Sheraton Centre Hotel

This conference brings together nurses interested in Community Health Nursing from practice, research, administration, policy and education to provide a forum to explore issues of mutual concern as well as exchange knowledge, share evidence and ideas and generate solutions. It's never been so important to incorporate knowledge to action, by engaging nurses with others in knowledge exchange, enabling evidence informed practice, and inspiring excellence.

Ontario Black Gay Men's Summit--Cultures of Sexuality and Black Men's Health


Toronto, Ontario
March 26-28, 2010

Ramada Hotel, 300 Jarvis Street

The Summit is a free event for African, Caribbean, and Black gay and bisexual men, transmen and queer men from Ontario hosted by the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO).

The Summit program will feature presentations, workshops and discussions on issues related to sexuality, culture, health, social justice and community.

1st Annual OIPRC Injury Prevention Forum: Seniors Fall Prevention


Toronto, Ontario
March 3, 2010

North York Memorial Hall

This event will provide numerous opportunities for learning and engaging various public health practitioners, LHIN members and government workers on the issue of Seniors’ Fall Prevention strategies and programming. Each presentation will encompass the underlying research, the implementation, policy-making implications and next steps.

Keynote speakers will include

Upcoming 2010 ParticipACTION Partner Forums


February-October, 2010

The ParticipACTION Partner Forums are designed to facilitate knowledge exchange and sharing between ParticipACTION partner organizations. They will allow participants to connect, share insights and potentially collaborate on future initiatives. Please note, all forums are free, require access to phone and web, and times noted are EST.

Volunteers, Centre for Social Innovation


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline February 3, 2010

CSI is currently on the hunt for two new exceptional volunteers to become a part of our team! If you feel that you might be that person, please read the full volunteer posting that is attached below! Or if you know someone that would be great, feel free to forward the link to the blog.

You will find all the instructions on how to apply at

Office Assistant / Scheduler (Bilingual), NSM LHIN


Orillia, Ontario
Deadline January 31, 2010

As a key member of the administrative team, you will be the first point of contact to the NSM LHIN providing assistance in both official languages. You will be responsible for scheduling all team and project meetings, supporting the facility management of our site and providing support for all reception functions.

Please forward your application via email to by January 31st 2010.


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