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January 23 2019

Work & Health: Using the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) to analyze the implications of Bill 47

Date and Time: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM (EST)
Presenters: Rebecca Cheff & Malaika Hill, Researchers, Wellesley Institute
Hosted and moderated by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest

Register here 
Employment is an important determinant of health. From inadequate pay to occupational hazards, poor jobs can contribute to increased injuries, disease and mortality. Alternatively, healthy and safe work can be a source of income, meaning and social connection that contributes positively to workers’ health and wellbeing.
Rebecca Cheff and Malaika Hill, researchers from Wellesley Institute, will share how the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) tool was used to identify potential health equity impacts of recent changes to workers’ protections in Ontario. This webinar will outline how a rapid desktop health equity analysis was conducted on the changes introduced by the Making Ontario Open for Business Act (Bill 47) to Ontario’s Employment Standards Act, and how results were disseminated using a report, blog, infographics and social media to highlight the potential harms to the health of workers and families.
The webinar is suitable for those who have a basic understanding of the HEIA tool. If HEIA is new to you, watch this short video to get a basic introduction.

Intersections of Refugee Women's Health - Webinar

This webinar presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) in partnership with the NCC for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) & the NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) will offer an overview to public health physicians and policy makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women. Professor Bilkis Vissandjée will address the concept of intersectionality and how it is currently applied in public health, through a gender lens. She will discuss the ways policy influences men and women differently and potentially disadvantages women specifically. In addition, she will present the challenges faced by refugee women in terms of access to care, mental health, trauma (psychiatric needs), and specific health experiences.

This webinar will be held on January 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST.

To learn more and to register:

Ce webinaire sera presenté en français le 5 février 2019. Pour en savoir davantage

Structural Profile of Public Health in Canada - Update

The National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) has recently updated its Structural Profile of Public Health in Canada. The structure of public health in Canada is complex. In fact, the federal government, ten provinces and three territories are all structured differently. This resource, designed in the form of a comparative table, shows how public health functions are organized within each of these jurisdictions. It also includes the significant reforms that have helped shape the current structure of the public health system. 

Click here to consult the profile.

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

The Indigenous Ally Toolkit is a terrific new resource from the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network. It's available as a PDF in both English and French.

If you would prefer a physical copy, here are their printing directions:

"We have found that it costs between $0.75 to $1.50 per copy depending on the number of copies requested. It must be printed by a professional printer or graphic designer, and you can give them the following recommended printer guidelines for the best quality print. Our team carefully crafted the Indigenous Ally Toolkit to be printed and read in this specific format, so thank you in advance for respecting our guidelines!

Document dimensions: 18 x 10 inches
Style: 4 panel Roll Fold brochure
Paper: GLOSS 200M   

document for printing - English 
document for printing - French

Photo: J. Burfoot (Farm 77, near Picton, Ontario)