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In this week's feature, our contributors describe new online resources from the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools that will assist practitioners in finding the best available public health evidence to support their program and policy work.

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Knowledge into Practice: Considerations for the Exercise Professional, Ontario Society for Health and Fitness


Thornhill, Ontario
November 2, 2013

9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Le Parc Conference & Banquet Centre

The Ontario Society for Health and Fitness is pleased to announce their 2013 annual conference and professional development day.

Knowledge into Practice: Considerations for the Exercise Professional will provide delegates with practical guidelines on a range of timely issues in the field of fitness and health, including chronic disease, injury prevention, and physical activity across the lifespan.

Daybreak 2013--“Mental Health in the Workplace: Everybody’s Business”


London, Ontario
October 10, 2013

7:00-11:30 a.m.
Best Western Lamplighter Inn

This educational and interactive one day workshop will provide practitioners of health and wellness programs in small to medium sized businesses with expert information on recognizing and addressing mental health issues in the workplace.

Qualitative Methods in Program Evaluation, Canadian Evaluation Society, Ontario Chapter


October 1-2, 2013
Toronto Ontario

Ryerson University

The purpose of this two-day intermediate level workshop is to develop skills in applying qualitative methods to program evaluation. The workshop is designed for participants with at least a basic knowledge of program evaluation but little or no specific training in qualitative methods. Participants will engage in a series of case based exercises that include:

RFP: Consultant to Conduct an Evidence Review on the Impact of Greenspace and Health, Health Public Policy Directorate of Toronto Public Health


Toronto, Ontario
Deadline September 23, 2013
The purpose of this RFP is to select a Vendor to conduct an evidence review/assessment of the characteristics of green space that support health and how best to maximize the health benefits of green space in Toronto. This will include identifying aspects, characteristics and types of green space that protect and promote health in varied types of neighbourhoods (including urban, suburban and vertical).

Patient Safety and Mental Health: Expanding Our Notions of Patient Safety, Ontario Hospital Association


September 20, 2013
Toronto, Ontario

As patient safety in the field of mental health continues to gain momentum, the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), in partnership with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI), is pleased to present the 6th annual conference on Patient Safety in Mental Health. This conference will provide an opportunity to hear about current strategies to address some of the critical patient safety issues in mental health from national and international leading experts.

Casual Registered Practical Nurse, Kingston Community Health Centres


Kingston and Napanee, Ontario
No deadline noted

External Posting

Posting Date: August 23, 2013
Posting Close: Until Filled
Position Title: Casual Registered Practical Nurse
Location: Shared position across KCHC Clinics, Kingston and Napanee
Position Type: Casual, On-going
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $21.25 - $25.60 per hour

Position Summary:

RFP--Systems Investigation for Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for Peel Public Health, Region of Peel


Mississauga, Ontario
Deadline September 19, 2013

The Region of Peel is seeking a vendor to provide consulting services for a feasibility study to implement an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in Peel Public Health.

Closing date: September 19, 2013.

Please access RFP#2013-535P here: under “current bid documents.”



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