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In this week's issue, we have a feature from Saghar Kari, Master of Public Health graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan, Jason LeMar, Coordinator, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, and Benjamin Rempel, Manager, Alcohol Policy Network, Ontario Public Health Association, on reducing harm from alcohol through taxation policies.

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Professional Evaluator Designation: Info Session


Toronto, Ontario
June 17, 2011

The Canadian Evaluation Society is holding a free information session in Toronto about the application process for the Credentialed Evaluator designation.  If you are interested in becoming a Credentialed Evaluator, or you are curious about the designation and the application process, this session is for you. 


Algonquin Room (2nd Floor), MacDonald Block

900 Bay Street

Toronto, Ontario

Fireside Chat: Urban Landscapes: health or health inequalities


June 15, 2011
1:00 - 2:00pm EDT

This Fireside Chat will provide an overview of the Ottawa Neighbourhoods study, designed to use GIS methodology to define natural neighbourhoods, and to measure and map features of the urban landscape that contribute to health and to health inequalities.

The Ottawa Neighbourhoods Study involved mapping indicators of the natural environment, the built environment, goods, services, and amenities (including the food environment) by neighbourhood SES and health outcomes.

Healthy Connections 2011 Conference: Informal Caregiving in the Formal System: From Ideas to Solutions


Toronto, Ontario
June 9, 2011

Healthy Connections 2011 Conference: Informal Caregiving in the Formal System: From Ideas to Solutions

Presenting Meg Federico, Adalsteinn Brown (Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto), and leading experts from across the care continuum.  Plenary and workshop sessions showcase evidence to inform planning, implementation and evaluation of policy to support informal caregivers and practice for vulnerable populations and diverse care settings.

Playing for Keeps Design Workshops


Toronto, Ontario and Hamilton, Ontario
May 30, 2011 and June 6, 2011

In 2015, seventeen municipalities in Ontario will be hosting the Pan/Parapan American Games. Playing for Keeps, a collaborative initiative led by the Toronto Community Foundation and funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation, is working to build social capital legacies by leveraging the 2012 Ontario Summer Games and the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Collective Impact! The Environment & Our Diverse Society


Toronto, Ontario
June 3, 2011

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM at the Evergreen Brick Works

Brings together environmental nonprofits, settlement agencies, and community and faith groups to help the environmental movement change to better reflect various ethno-cultural and Aboriginal communities. Thought leaders, facilitated discussions, success stories and lots of networking.

Join Michael Adams (Environics), Robin Cardozo (Ontario Trillium Foundation), Melissa Shin (Corporate Knights Magazine) and Rosemarie Powell (Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre).


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