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This weeks feature comes from Ontario's Best Start Resource Centre and provides an overview of their history, services, and resources.

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Executive Director, The Atkinson Charitable Foundation


Toronto, Ontario
No deadline noted

Champion of Social and Economic Justice

In almost every aspect of his life Joseph E. Atkinson, publisher of the Toronto Star for 50 years, challenged Canadians to create a just, prosperous, safe and healthy society for everyone, no matter their circumstances. The Atkinson Charitable Foundation has been advocating and stewarding this vision through its mission “to promote social and economic justice in the tradition of our Founder.”

Aboriginal Health Lead, South West LHIN, Erie St. Clair LHIN and Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre


London, Ontario
Deadline May 7, 2010

12-month contract

Our clients, the South West LHIN, the Erie St. Clair LHIN and the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre, are partnering to hire an Aboriginal Health Lead who will be responsible for working collaboratively with Aboriginal partners and other health service providers to build positive working relationships and identify strategies that will improve health services for Aboriginal people.

Alberta Climate Dialogue: A New Citizen Deliberation Project, Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation


May 6, 2010

1:30-3:00 p.m. (EST)

Presented by the EC Consultations Community of Practice (CCOP), U.S. EPA Collaboration Network, and Canadian Community for Dialogue and Deliberation (C2D2)

Hear from three key members of the Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD) about this new citizen deliberation project and share your experience and ideas in a discussion on some of ABCD's key aims and challenges.

Best Start: Ontario's Maternal, Newborn and Early Child Development Resource Centre



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New Resource--Minding Our Bodies Online Toolkit


CMHA Ontario has launched an online Minding Our Bodies: Physical Activity for Mental Health toolkit for organizations seeking to create physical activity programs for people experiencing or recovering from serious mental illness. Developed for use by community mental health agencies, consumer/survivor initiatives, and any other organization working with individuals who have a mental illness, the toolkit can be adapted to an organization's setting, needs and interests.


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