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Welcome to our last OHPE of 2013. For our feature article this week, we have collected reflections on the tenth anniversary of the SARS outbreak from Ontario health promoters. We will return on January 8 with part two!

Also in January, we will begin a new Announcements entry that collects News from the Field, so please send us notices on new jobs, new projects, and other changes.

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Happy holidays to all our readers from the OHPE Team!


Welcoming and Celebrating Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity in Families: From Preconception to Preschool, Best Start


Oakville, Ontario
February 20, 2014

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Oakville Conference Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road

Workshop Description

This workshop will offer a great opportunity to begin a conversation about LGBTQ+ inclusive practice for service providers who work with families with young children.

Learning objectives

The National Alcohol Strategy: History and future priorities, Health Promotion Capacity Building, PHO


January 17, 2014

10:30-11:30 a.m.

After extensive cross-country consultations, Health Canada, the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, and the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission co-chaired an expert working group to develop a National Alcohol Strategy. The resulting report, Reducing Alcohol-Related Harm in Canada: Towards a Culture of Moderation - Recommendations for a National Alcohol Strategy (2007), sets out 41 recommendations to support the development of a culture of moderate alcohol use and to reduce alcohol-related harm.

CHNET-Works! Fireside Chats in January


January 2014

Hoarding: Feeling Homey or Feeling Hazardous? SHKN
January 8, 2014
1:30-2:30 p.m. EST        
Hoarding is a mental health condition characterized by the accumulation of clutter at the expense of functioning and safety.  Understand the nature of compulsive hoarding disorder - who it affects, how it is diagnosed and what safety challenges are typical in situations of extreme clutter.

Various Positions, London InterCommunity Health Centre


London, Ontario
No deadlines noted

The London InterCommunity Health Centre’s mission is to provide inclusive and equitable health and social services to those who experience barriers to care. We are a growing organization that is part of a strong network of 75 community health centres across the province. Last year, our interdisciplinary staff team of 85 cared for more than 6,000 clients from across the city.  Our team supports the physical and mental health care needs of our clients while assisting with issues related to the social determinants of health.

Health Promoter, Northumberland Family Health Team


Cobourg, Ontario
Deadline January 8, 2014

6 Month - Contract Position
Term of Contract: January 20, 2014 – July 4, 2014 (start date may be flexible)

Hours of Work: 17.5 hours per week
Location: Cobourg, Ontario    

The Northumberland Family Health Team (NFHT) is seeking a dynamic team player to join our innovative primary health care team that is based on a collaborative interdisciplinary model.


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