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February 20 2020

Now available: Recorded Reflective Webinar on Vaccine Innovation, Canadian Leadership and Global Public Health

In this third pre-recorded video in our Reflective Webinar series, professional medical and public health historian Dr. Christopher Rutty discusses the eradication of smallpox 40 years later.

This series aims to move public health professionals toward a more reflective/reflexive practice. This offering includes questions to consider before watching the video, the ~60 minute video itself, as well as questions to reflect on after viewing the content. Finally, we'll reach out in three months to see how these reflections have impacted your practice. The purpose of these exercises is to help you pause, reflect and engage with the content.

We hope that these webinars will encourage you to ask courageous questions, collaborate with others, and explore these areas in more depth.

Enroll today!

Cultural Humility Workshops

Registrations for OPHA's Cultural Humility workshops on March 30 & 31 are now open! On day 1 you will learn about cultural humility concepts and how you can use them to advance health equity. On day 2, you will develop the skills needed to lead and engage your colleagues and community partners in applying a cultural humility approach.

OPHA, in partnership with PHESC, will provide a limited number of complementary registrations to Ontario Public Health Unit staff to attend the first day of the workshop (March 30th) on a first come, first served basis. Please email Kalden Lama for more information and to register for a free ticket.

More information and open registration for both workshops


In case you missed any episodes of our podcast Tenfold, you can listen to all of season 1 here or download specific episodes from your preferred podcatcher.

Have no fear, Tenfold will be returning this spring with a second season! Make sure you subscribe in order to be the first to know when the first episode goes live.

NCCDH-led discussion: The problem with "us" versus "them" — how stigma affects health inequities | Fil de discussion animé par le CCNDS : Y a-t-il vraiment une opposition entre « nous » et « eux »? Les conséquences de la stigmatisation sur l’équité en santé

24-28 February 2020 (all day) in the Health Equity Clicks: Community | la communauté de Cliquez pour l’équité en santé 

Join your fellow community members from February 24-28 to talk about stigma from a health equity perspective.

The discussion will be facilitated by Health Equity Clicks: Community member Dianne Oickle, MSc., Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH.

Drawing from the newly released Chief Public Health Officer's report, Addressing stigma: towards a more inclusive health system, which describes the impact of stigma on health through multiple pathways, we are asking you, the members of Health Equity Clicks: Community, to reflect on the topic of stigma, how it interferes with public health action to address health inequities, and how it can be mitigated within the context of public health work. In this online discussion, we will highlight the CPHO report and explore what public health actors can do to address the role of stigma in our work.

We look forward to your contributions | On vous attend

Panel Discussion: Inclusion is the Path to Excellence: The Importance of Allyship in STEM

by Women in Chemistry TO
24 February 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Expected Scope
  • Understanding the link between excellence and inclusion, as well as the importance of allyship
  • Highlight the key barriers that are interfering with inclusion in STEM
  • Practical solutions that can be practiced within academia and industry

Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 Saint George Street, Auditorium 1130
Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

More information and registration

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