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February 2019                   NEWS I RESOURCES I EVENTS
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Rattlesnake Point, Milton; from 7 Best Winter Hikes in Ontario, Ontario Outdoors and Camping Blog.


Indicators for a Healthy Built Environment
Tuesday Feb 12, 1:30 – 3:00 EST

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In this monthly feature we invite you to consider all that Healthy Communities encompasses - from A to Z. Each month we will spotlight a different aspect of Healthy Communities.

M= Multisectoral

A healthy community cannot be created by one organization or within one sector of the community. Collaboration across boundaries is essential to develop sustainable solutions to complex, systemic community issues. Read more.


Social Innovation Canada is a new network to connect Canadian social innovators. It aims to provide people, organizations, and systems with the tools, skills and connections they need to solve real and complex problems.

Immigration Pilot for Rural and Northern Communities
Between January 24 and March 1, designated communities can apply to participate in a five-year federal immigration pilot project that will direct qualified immigrants to specific jobs available in specific communities in rural and northern communities.  

Each February North American Jewish Communities celebrate Jewish Disability and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), It is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and commit to removing barriers. See special JDAIM events offered by Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto.

A new study from McMaster University examined environmental factors that lead to illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer and found that where you live can significantly impact your health behaviors, and ultimately your health and that of the community. 

The Alliance for Healthier Communities is conducting a pilot Social Prescribing project in 11 diverse Community Health Centres (CHCs) Ontario. The project is running from September 2018 to December 2019 with the goal of adapting and measuring the impact of integrating health promotion and prevention in primary health care. 


This a new digital media platform dedicated to illuminating stories, innovations, and trends shaping social impact in Canada.

The Rural Ontario Institute (ROI) has released a new set of three Focus on Rural Ontario Fact Sheets that look at seniors housing. See an infographic with highlights or view the Focus on Rural Ontario Fact Sheets.

The Global Risks Report 2019
The report presents the results of the latest Global Risks Perception Survey, in which nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society assess the risks facing the world. Over a ten-year horizon, extreme weather and climate-change policy failures are seen as the gravest threats. Download the report..

Building Better Cities With Children and Families
This report by 8 80 Cities presents ways in which children and families can be involved in city building. The report draws on insights from research and interviews with practitioners, policy-makers and thought-leaders from various countries. You can also view a webinar recording about the report.  

Resources for Community Development
Access this collection of webinars, videos and podcasts on tools for better engagement and lessons learned from leaders in online engagement. 
Alliance 2030 is a national network of organizations, institutions, and individuals committed to achieving the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals by the year 2030. During Canada’s sesquicentennial, Community Foundations of Canada initiated a program called Alliance 150 to build a network of organizations working on issues around youth engagement, diversity & inclusion, care for the environment and reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. This vibrant network lives on as Alliance 2030, and as the network grows and increases its potential for cooperation and collaboration, so too does its capacity to help Canada work toward the SDGs.


First Peoples Healing Conference
We All Pull Together
February 11 – 12, 2019
Kitchener, ON

Sustainability Network
Climate Change and Canadians: New Public Opinion Research by EcoAnalytics – A webinar  
February 12, 1:00 - 2:00 pm (cost: $35)

Drawdown Toronto
How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming 
a) The Nexus between Climate Action and Gender Equality: A Dialogue: 2:30PM – 5:00PM
b) Summit on Climate Action and Gender Equality: 6:30PM – 9:00PM
Februray 13, Toronto.

Awakening the Dreamer Symposium
This half-day workshop will explore the role people can play in creating a new future. It will be followed by a vegan potluck and music night.
Contact Charlene Day <[at]> for details.  
Read about the Awakening the Dream Symposium.
Feb 16, Toronto

This documentary film makes it debut on February 22nd, at the Black Film Festival [Carlton Cinema, Toronto] at 5:00 p.m and on CBC TV at 9:00 pm 

Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Conference 
Feb 24-27, 2019

The Walrus Talks Impact   
February 27, 2019
Ottawa, ON

Timmins Social Enterprise Roundtable
Learn about social enterprises, discover funding opportunities and create a strategy to develop a social enterprise. 
February 27, Timmins

Central Ontario Agricultural Conference
February 28, Barrie 

Lebanese & Arab Social Services Agency (LASSA)
Cultural Values Discussion Group: Fostering Intercultural Understanding and Diversity 
March 2, Ottawa

The 40th Annual Storytelling Festival
March 2 - 24, 2019
Toronto, ON

Sherbourne Health
Distorted Reflections – A Body Image Workshop for Queer and Trans Males

March 2, 2019
Toronto, ON

Harvest Haliburton
Food and Agriculture Economic Development Forum 
March 5, 2019; 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Minden, ON  

Alberta Healthy Community Symposium
March 7-8, 2019

International Women’s Day
March 8, 2019

Tamarack Institute
Collective Impact: Leading Theory to Action  A Train-the-Trainer Workshop
March 19 – 20, 2019

Sustainability Network Webinar Series
Supercharge Your Purpose – Communications Training Webinars that Drive Organizational Success
Engineering Effective Events: March 26, 2019; 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
Engaging Email Campaigns: March 26, 2019; 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm

Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxicity of Everyday Life Affects Our Health
Authors and environmentalists Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie will discuss the updated 10th anniversay edition of their landmark book.
Thu Apr 18, 2019; 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
North York Central Library; no charge 



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