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For this week's issue, Diana Daghofer of Wellspring Strategies and Hope Beanlands, Scientific Director at the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, have contributed a feature article entitled "Using Neighbourhood Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health."

The Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition's posting for a service coordinator from last week's issue has been updated with a corrected email address for submission (

We always welcome your feedback on our feature articles--including topics you'd like to see--news about old colleagues and new colleagues, and comments on our newsletter and searchable database of health promotion information. Read our complete submission guidelines at and write to




Toronto, Ontario
November 8, 9 & 10, 2010

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

In the constantly changing world of health care, staying on top of trends can be challenging. As a health care professional, you are likely looking for ways to advance your career through professional development and networking opportunities.

Best Start Resource Centre's 2010 Northern Conference


Thunder Bay, Ontario
October 18-19, 2010

Valhalla Inn

The Best Start Resource Centre is pleased to announce our 2010 Northern Conference. The conference will focus on prenatal and child health issues and explores sessions specific to the North. Acquire the latest information, learn innovative strategies and programs, and meet new colleagues.

Register by September 1, 2010 to take advantage of the “early bird” special of $100.00 for each conference day. Regular registration fees of $120.00 for each conference day will apply after September 1, 2010.

Public Health Promoter, Perth District Health Unit


Stratford, Ontario
July 23, 2010

We have an opening for a temporary full-time position to cover a maternity leave of absence beginning August 23, 2010. The initial assignment will be focused on injury prevention. The Public Health Promoter plans and implements public health programs and services using a variety of health promotion strategies.


Public Health Nurse, Healthy Sexuality Program, Health Services – Communicable Diseases, Region of Peel


Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline July 21, 1010

File #10-08
Duration: approximately eight (8) months

The Healthy Sexuality Program requires a self-directed, enthusiastic individual to work within a collaborative team environment to deliver services in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards 2008 – Infectious Diseases Program Standards, Sexual Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Blood-borne Infections (including HIV).

GTA Program Coordinator, Canadian Centre for Diversity


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline July 21, 2010

The Canadian Centre for Diversity is a leading Canadian provider of programs and strategies that promote the value of diversity and educate about the dangers of prejudice, discrimination and bias in Canadian society. The programs we offer reach approximately 16,000 students annually and provide extra-curricula learning opportunities for young Canadians from a variety of different backgrounds. We encourage them to learn, listen and interact – then share their newfound understanding with their families and their communities.


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