Les Événements et les Conférences

Sexual Assault Law, Practice and Activism in a Post-Jane Doe Era

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March 6 - 7, 2009 Ottawa, ON

This conference will use the passing of the tenth anniversary of the Jane Doe v. Metropolitan Police Force (Ont. S. Ct. 1998) decision to assess the state of policing and the legal regulation of the crime of sexual assault as well as feminist activism in response. The conference aims to foster public dialogue and greater public awareness regarding the treatment of the crime of sexual assault by police, lawyers and the courts, as well as inter-disciplinary research and collaboration on this topic.

Sponsored by the Shirley E. Greenberg Chair and the Faculty of Law, Common Law and Civil Law Sections, University of Ottawa

For more information, see the conference website.

Body Image and Self Esteem: Shades of Grey Conference

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May 11- 12, 2009  Toronto, ON

Hungry for change?

Unattainable body “ideals” encourage black and white judgments. We either ‘fit’ or we don’t. And the changing goal-posts mean we’re never certain, often obsessing about our appearance. Weight and shape preoccupations are rarely about vanity, or even health.  

But subtle understandings help pave the path to acceptance and self-esteem, so NEDIC’s 2009 Shades of Grey Conference is all about embracing the nuances of beauty and exploring the complexities of health and well-being.  

Conference registration is now open.

Engaging Men in Ending Violence Against Women

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December 3-4, 2008  Fredericton, NB

This workshop will explore how to engage men on both individual and community levels in the prevention of intimate partner violence.

This is a workshop for government, community-based organizations, sports associations, educational institutions, and individuals interested in exploring the role of men in ending male violence against women.

More information is available online.


Come celebrate 20 years of woman-centred reproductive healthcare & the launch of an Endowment Fund!

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November 13, 2008 Vancouver, BC

20th Anniversary Celebration !

Everywoman's Health Centre is a Vancouver abortion clinic which provides abortion services in a supportive, non- judgmental and confidential setting. We respect women's decisions.

Food, Wine, Music & Fun! 

Tickets: $25

Contact: 604-322-6541

Email: jacquelinefoley@yahoo.ca

Looking Back, Thinking Ahead: Using Research to Improve Policy and Practice in Women's Health

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March 15 - 18, 2009  Halifax, NS

This conference will focus on how research has been used to improve policy and practice in women's and girls' health. We invite members of the women's health community: researchers, policy-makers and grassroots practitioners in Canada and abroad to join us. This is an opportunity to discuss how research has been used, and to exchange ideas and perspectives about the future of women's health research, policy and practice.

The conference will explore the relationships between research and policy or practice in the area of women's and girls' health.  We will be inviting submissions for oral and poster presentations that explicitly address the ways in which research can be or is used to create better policies and practices - and ultimately better health for women- in Canada and around the world.

Further information for abstract submission and registration is available on-line.

osted by the Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. Confirmed sponsors to date include the Bureau of Women's Health and Gender Analysis, Health Canada.

How is the environment affecting our health?

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December 4-5, 2008 Vancouver, BC

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) invites you to a workshop for journalists focusing on health and the environment.

The CIHR Workshop for Journalists is presented by the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) and the Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC). We invite you to join CIHR-funded researchers to explore some of the biggest questions concerning our health and the environment.

The workshop will feature presentations by leading researchers. The workshop will cover:

  • Key concepts of environmental impacts on the health of the population
  • Health consequences of climate change
  • Understanding and evaluating the quality of study results
  • The amount of emphasis journalists should put on individual epidemiologic studies
  • Environmental connections to asthma and cancer
  • Translating research to policy

Register soon as seating is limited. There is no cost to participate in the workshop, but you will be responsible for your own travel and accommodation costs.

 To register or for more information, please contact David Coulombe, Media Relations, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.  

National Day of Action: Make the Connection - Take Action!

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February 14, 2009

It’s time to register for the National Day of Action! Join hundreds of girls and young women from across the country by participating in the National Day of Action on February 14th 2009.

For 5 years now though, Girls Action-Filles d’action has transformed February 14th – Valentine’s Day into a celebration of the incredible girls and young women across the country who are working for a better world: it’s the National Day of Action! For this occasion, we invite girls and young women all across Canada to create an action project. The action projects are inspired from the realities and experiences of network members, and respond to issues and questions they want to bring into the spotlight.

The deadline is January 11th 2009.

For more information and to register, go to Girls Action Foundation.


The 3rd International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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March 11th – 14th, 2009 Victoria, BC

Integrating Research, Policy, and Promising Practice Around the World: A Catalyst for Change

FASD is a window through which to view the state of our world.  While it has a profound impact on individuals, families and all aspects of society, it is also a stimulus for change. This international conference will provide a forum to discuss and examine current research, policy and practice that will assist parents, caregivers, service systems and governments as they strive to prevent FASD and to provide a range of supports for people living with it. The conference will enhance our knowledge and collaboration, sharing findings of researchers and frontline professionals with recognized expertise and from diverse cultures. Individuals living with FASD, their parents, families, professionals, communities and policy makers will be present and will speak throughout the conference.

For further information, or a downloadable flyer, please visit the website or contact 604-822-7524 or ipad@interchange.ubc.ca

International Women's and Children's Health Conference

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October 17, 2008  Burlington, ON

Building Bridges: Promoting Women's and Children's Health Through Interdisciplinary Partnerships

The International Women's and Children's Health (IWCH) network is a collaboration of students, faculty and community members, based at McMaster University, who are working together to improve women's and children's health in both Canada and abroad. Since 1998 the IWCH network has hosted a one-day conference to bring together newcomers and leaders in the area of international women's and children's health. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the IWCH Symposium. 

he 2008 conference will focus on promoting positive change through interdisciplinary approaches and includes a variety of lectures and workshops. 

Public Health Nutrition Policies - Conference

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October 22-23, 2008  Ottawa, ON
Championing Public Health Nutrition Policies - This conference organized by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest will bring together health and food-policy experts, policymakers, and journalists from across Canada and around the world explore how to reform public health nutrition policies. We'll look at school foods, nutrition information on labels and menus, food taxes, marketing to children, reformulating foods to minimize added salt and harmful fats, and much more. Contact Bill Jeffery, National Coordinator at 613-244-7337 by email at jefferyb@istar.ca or visit the website for more information.

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