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In this week's feature article, Nina Jetha provides an overview of the Public Health Agency of Canada's Canadian Best Practices Portal, including two examples of its use by public health practitioners.

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6th Atlantic Summer Institute


Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
August 17-20, 2010

University of Prince Edward Island

Q. What makes communities resilient? How do people and communities thrive in spite of difficult circumstances?

A. Our theme for ASI 2010 is Innovation and Collaboration: Building Resilient Communities.

We will explore the answers to these questions together as we learn from the fields of:

Scarborough Youth and Mental Health Forum in English, Hindi, & Tamil


Scarborough, Ontario
May 13, 2010

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre

Community Resource Connections of Toronto (CRCT), in partnership with Family Outreach & Response Program, Rouge Valley Health System, Second Base Youth Shelter Scarborough, & Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, is organizing a half day forum in Scarborough focusing on youth and mental health for Scarborough’s youth, their families, educators, settlement workers, and community workers.

The overall goal of the forum is to:

Sustainability and Community Based Research, Toronto Community Based Research Network


Toronto, Ontario
May 6, 2010

9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
YMCA, 42 Charles Steet East (across the street from the Wellesley Institute)

Toronto Community Based Research Network invites you to hear presentations on sustainability and community based research. We all struggle with what is next? We work hard to complete the research but then are challenged to find the resources to sustain partnerships and build on the research to create change.

Join us to hear and discuss:

GIS Analyst, KFL&A Public Health


Kingston, Ontario
Deadline April 30, 2010

Position Summary:

The GIS Analyst acts to support the development and ongoing maintenance and dissemination of data and maps in the GIS environment. Reporting to the Manager, GIS Project Manager, the GIS Analyst will work with various departments and partner agencies to ensure that GIS needs for all project partners are met on a day to day basis.



Project Lead, Primary Health Care Information, CIHI


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 30, 2010

Every day, CIHI contributes to improving Canada's health system and the health of Canadians through the collection and analysis of information. At the heart of this work is our winning team of highly skilled, knowledgeable professionals who care about making a difference. CIHI makes it a priority to understand and celebrate the contribution of each and every one of our talented and dedicated staff members.

Location: Toronto
Range Minimum: $71,700

Advocacy & Operations Director, Toronto Cyclists Union


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 27, 2010

The Toronto Cyclists Union provides a strong, unified voice for Toronto cyclists. We are a membership-based organization bringing together cyclists from all across Toronto.

This is a six-month, full-time, contract position, with the possibility of extension. This position reports to the Board of Directors, and starts May 28, or as soon as possible.


Social Justice Retreat Coordinator, Centre for Social Justice


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline April 28, 2010

May 10–August 30, 2010

The Retreat Coordinator will work with a Steering Committee (made up of experienced community workers and academics working in the field of social justice) to organize the 13th Annual Social Justice Summer Retreat. A member of the Board of Directors will act as a direct supervisor and meet with the student on a regular basis.


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