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Diálogo: Mental Health and Addictions in Spanish Speaking Communities, CAMH


Toronto, Ontario
September 27, 2012

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queen’s Quay West

Featuring keynote speaker: Dr. Marlinda Freire, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

This interactive symposium will bring together service providers, community leaders and stakeholders working with the Spanish speaking community to:

Training Youth Staff to Work with Youth, Parks and Recreation Ontario


Toronto, Ontario
August 9, 2012

9:30 a.m. (registration), 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sport Alliance Ontario, 3 Concorde Gate, Boardrooms 3 and 4

Often times, staff who work in youth programs are youth themselves. Without appropriate training, it can be difficult for them to create the kind of environment which will attract and retain program participants. This workshop will provide you with a training tool you can use with your Youth Staff. It covers such topics as:

Public Health Inspector--OPSEU--Environmental Health Team, North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit


Burkes Falls, Ontario
Deadline July 27, 2012

JOB #PH/2012/029
Position: Public Health Inspector – OPSEU – Environmental Health Team
Hours of Work: Permanent - Full-Time – 35 Hours Per Week (1.00 FTE)
Effective: July 30, 2012
Location: Burk’s Falls Branch Office
Additional Info: Vacant Position

Position Summary:

Public Health Nurse, Brant County Health Unit


Brantford, Ontario
Deadline July 27, 2012

Regular Full-time Position

Responsible for the provision of nursing interventions which promote and preserve the health of communities, families and individuals across the lifespan; functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs and services; uses principles of community development to identify health issues, advocates for policy change; applies innovative health promotion strategies to facilitate healthy living in the community.


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