Les Événements et les Conférences

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.

Waves of Resistance

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October 11- 13, 2008 Montréal, QC

On our way towards our Pan-Canadian Young Feminist Gathering!
Mobilize, network, energize, and deepen the roots of the young feminist movement across Canada!

This is a call to all young feminists, militants, students, workers, un(der)employed women, artists, researchers, mothers, feminists of all tendencies and of all types, and of course emerging feminists…

This gathering will bring together young women and young feminists from all horizons.

This invitation is to all young women, between 14 and 35 years of age, with diverse political views and identities, from all regions, cultures and languages, with an interest in feminist issues and struggles!

Visit their website or contact the Organizing committee at the following address info@rebelles2008.org or with Barbara Legault at the Quebec Women's Federation:  514-876-0166 ext. 253.

Pan-Canadian day of protest against Bill C-484

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September 28, 2008 Pan-Canadian


A large Canada-wide day of protest is scheduled for Sunday September 28, 2008, with protests being staged in many large Canadian cities, in order to state vigorously that the population opposes this bill that will turn the clock back 20 years for women’s rights.

Bill C-484, the "Unborn Victims of Crime Act" passed second reading in Parliament last March.  This bill would make it a separate offence to injure or kill a foetus during a crime committed against a pregnant woman.   If it was adopted, it would establish the foetus as a new legal entity, a precedent which would set the table for challenging the right to abortion, and which could also lead to the criminalisation of certain pregnant women for behaviour deemed to be dangerous for the foetus. 

Block Sunday September 28, 2008 in your planners right away, speak to your colleagues, friends, relatives, and come out in large numbers to say No to Bill C-484!

For more information on the day of protest, visit the web site.

Expanding Our Horizons: Moving Mental Health and Wellness into the Mainstream

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March 4 -6, 2009   Toronto, ON


The Clifford Beers Foundation working in conjunction with The Mental Health Commission of Canada is pleased to announce this important international conference on the promotion of mental health and wellness. The website provides information on calls for papers, keynote speakers, registration etc.

5th Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities

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August 19-22, 2008  Charlottetown, PEI

The Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities would like to announce the Atlantic Canada Showcase, for the 2008 Institute! The Atlantic Canadian Showcase will feature promising practices, programs, policies, experiences or lessons learned that relate to the theme of literacy and connect it with health, safety or crime - the focus of the Institute.

Keep checking their website for updates!   

Register on-line. For inquiries please contact asi@thequaich.pe.ca or the Coordinators at (902) 894-3399.

Youth Violence Prevention Toolkit Training Workshop

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August 19-20, 2008,  Fort St. John, BC

The Native Women's Association of Canada invites participants to a free Youth Violence Prevention Toolkit Training Workshop. Participants will be taught the best ways to engage with youth on our five main topics" Domestic/Relationship Violence; Date Violence; Sexual Assault; Emotional/Psychological Violence; and Bullying. To see a copy of our Toolkit online under Youth Projects. The registration form is posted online. Contact: Pauline Huppie-Parsons, Youth Violence Prevention Toolkit, Project Coordinator at Tel: 613-722-3033 ext 247 or email PHuppieParsons@nwac-hq.org

Health and Wellbeing in Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities - Conference

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September 24 - 26, 2008  Vancouver, BC

Children, youth and adults with Developmental Disabilities (DD) experience high rates of both health and mental health concerns that impact significantly on quality of life of the individual and their families. This conference will provide education and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. See the website for more information.



Voices of Hope: Turning up the Volume on Ovarian Cancer

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September 26 - 28, 2008  Montreal, QC

Voices of Hope: Turning up the Volume on ovarian cancer conference to exchange ideas, share insights on survivorship, and hear about the latest in treatments and research on ovarian cancer. Workshops, information sessions, and many opportunities for new friendships, networking and inspiration. Visit the website for more information.

Health and Wellbeing in Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

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September 25-26, 2008  Vancouver, BC

This conference will provide education and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with Developmental Disabilities, and showcase best practices in the field. 

The advance notice is available online.

Better Off in a Shelter?

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July 24, 2008   Toronto, ON


The Centre for Urban and Community Studies at the Cities Centre,  University of Toronto is pleased to announce the launch of its report,  Better Off in a Shelter? A Year of Homelessness and Housing for  Immigrant, Non-Status, and Canadian-born Mothers. The study, the first  of its kind in Canada, followed 91 mothers in homeless shelters over  the course of one year as they coped with homelessness and sought new  homes for their families. The study’s results reveal the complex  causes and effects of homelessness for families with children, and the  ways in which these differ between women who are Canadian-born,  immigrant women with status, and migrant women without status.

To register, please contact Sheila Batacharya by July 18.

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