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Ontario's municipal elections are being held on October 25. Below, we present a round up of municipal election resources that have come to our attention. We would like to add to this list, so please let us know about any sites that you have found useful, particularly if the resource is geared towards health promotion practitioners.

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Healthy Children, Healthy Spaces Conference


Ottawa, Ontario
November 14-16, 2010

Canadian Museum of Nature

Every child’s healthy development, well being and quality of life are intricately determined by the natural spaces around them.

Our children depend on the built and natural environments that surround them to play, explore, move and learn. The HCHS Conference will address children’s health, concepts of risk and the quality of spaces that we create around them.

Webinar on the Emerging Issue of Waterpipe/Hookah Use, PTCC


November 9, 2010

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Program Training and Consultation Centre, in collaboration with Smoking and Health Action Foundation (SHAF), Ontario Tobacco Research Unit (OTRU), Leave The Pack Behind (LTPB), and several Local Public Health Departments in Ontario would like to invite you to attend an upcoming online learning session on the emerging issue of waterpipe/hookah use.

This free, 90-minute webinar is for anyone interested in learning more about the emerging issue of waterpipe/hookah use.

RFA--Developing a Framework to Measure Echo’s Outcomes and Impact, Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 1, 2010

Echo is looking for support to Echo staff as they work toward shaping an evaluation framework.  Recent policy developments have highlighted the importance of demonstrating the value of investments in research and innovation [1].  As a relatively new Agency, Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario is committed to developing and implementing a framework that enables a thorough evaluation of the organization’s performance and the value of its work in relation to its mandate to improve women’s health in Ontario.  

Inspiration. Action. Change. 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Conference, Suicide Prevention Community Council of Hamilton


Hamilton, Ontario
October 26, 2010

8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Join keynote Dr. Simon Davidson from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and be inspired by national, provincial and local stories.

Go to to see the flyer with event details and to register prior to the October 22nd deadline.

For inquiries, contact

Diabetes Educator Course, Interprofessional Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia


Toronto, Ontario
October 25-28, 2010

Diabetes Educator Course has been in existence for almost 20 years. This four day course in diabetes education is ideal for health professionals who desire to enter the dynamic and rewarding field of diabetes education or for those who wish to update their skills and knowledge in this area.

Injury--The Issue and Prevention, Healthy Communities Consortium Webinars


October 19, 2010

1:00-3:00 p.m.

The Healthy Communities Consortium is pleased to offer this webinar in collaboration with the Injury Prevention Resource Centre. This is an introductory level presentation aimed at community organizations and groups who are eligible for or interested in the Healthy Communities Fund grants.

Knowledge Exchange Specialist, Knowledge Exchange and Communications, Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline October 18, 2010

Organizational Overview

The Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) is an arm's-length government agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. As a hub organization, OAHPP links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.


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