• Webinar | Neighbourhood Walkability and Associations with Mortality (November 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST)
    • This presentation will highlight recent findings on walkability and greenness on Canadian mortality while highlighting opportunities for future research. Highly walkable neighbourhoods are characterized by their ability to promote active living through a series of interconnected walking routes that can provide residents with access to a variety of destinations. Similarly, access to urban green spaces has been shown to have a number of health benefits. While a series of studies have demonstrated associations between walkable communities and increased participation in physical activity and the development of chronic disease, few studies have assessed the impacts on mortality.
    • Register here

 

  • Webinar | Lung Cancer Prevention in Ontario (November 29 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST)
    • Please join the Métis Nation of Ontario, Champlain Regional Cancer Program, and the Indigenous Tobacco Program with Ontario Health for an informative information session on Lung Cancer Awareness/Support and how to quit smoking. There will be many excellent professional guest speakers to provide the information, followed by a Question & Answer session. All are welcome to register for this free information session.
    • Please see the attached poster for more details.
    • Register here

 

  • Webinar | Housing as a Determinant of Health Equity (November 30 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm PT)
    • In this presentation, we’ll offer a holistic conceptual model of the impact of housing on health disparities, including the range of harmful exposures, their cumulative burden, and their historical production. We illustrate how structural inequalities shape unequal distribution of access to health-promoting housing factors, which span four pillars: cost; housing affordability; conditions (housing quality); consistency (residential stability); and context (neighbourhood opportunity).
    • Register here

 

  • Webinar | Gathering Circle: Legacy of Hope – Best Practices in Building First Nations Curriculum (November 30 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm EST)
    • The Legacy of Hope Foundation is a national Indigenous-led charitable organization founded in 2000 to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential and Day School System, the Sixties Scoop, and other colonial acts of oppression to foster Reconciliation in Canada.
    • This town hall will cover the Legacy of Hope Foundation’s K-12 curriculum and other educational resources regarding Indigenous history. In her presentation, Teresa Edwards will cover the impacts of Residential/Day Schools and the Sixties Scoop on 7 generations of Indigenous Peoples and address the ongoing racism and discrimination of Indigenous People in Canada.
    • Register here

 

  • Webinar | ON NEIHR Webinar Series – Dr. Mikaela Gabriel and Sarah Ponton (November 30 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm EST)
    • The Ku-gaa-gii pimitizi-win study shares health data from the voices of urban Indigenous Peoples experiencing housing loss and homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic in a community-based hospital study. Exploring vaccination hesitancy, health, movement, and service barriers, the data set will highlight the core messages of collected health data, while illustrating and identifying core strengths, barriers, and emergent needs for Indigenous homeless individuals. Recommendations for healthcare practices and interventions will highlight the importance of Indigenous cultural safety, data management and interpretation, and barriers and challenges to accessing housing, healthcare, and services.
    • Register here

 

  • Webinar | Is the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Possible in Canada Without Real Equity in Access to HPV – Related Prevention Services? (December 14 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST)
    • In this webinar will review the distribution of the burden of HPV in Canadian populations, list examples of populations and health inequities in Canada, discuss overcoming challenges in reaching populations who do not have equitable access to HPV prevention and, provide examples of adapted HPV prevention measures for people who are immunocompromised.
    • Register here

 

  • Funding Opportunity | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (closes on January 23, 2023)
    • Funding is available for community initiatives that commemorate or increase awareness of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and of the history and legacy of residential schools.
    • Interested organizations and communities are invited to apply for funding.
    • Visit the Department of Canadian Heritage website for more information here

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