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September 5 2019

Hope you had a great summer!

Like (probably) everyone else, the PHESC team is back in the office after our summer adventures. If you're looking for professional development to launch you into autumn, check out our learning pathways.

In Health Equity:


In Population Health Assessment:


In Effective Public Health Practice:

French-speaking pilot testers needed!

We're in need of a few more pilot testers for our French-language online courses. Each course is about three hours, plus time to fill out the pilot-tester feedback forms. If you're interested, please write us at

9th Indigenizing Public Health Symposium 2019 on Indigenous Food Security and Sovereignty

Hosted by the Wakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, this annual symposium brings together health professionals and researchers, community members and students working or interested in Indigenous health across the country around relevant issues of Indigenous health and well-being.     In 2019, the symposium will explore perspectives of Indigenous food security and sovereignty through presentations by keynote speakers and a workshop. Some of the speakers are: 

  • Dr. Margo Greenwood, University of Northern British Columbia.
  • Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, DLSPH University of Toronto.
  • Dr. Angela Mashford-Pringle, Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, DLSPH University of Toronto.
  • Dr. Lorrilee McGregor, University of Northern British Columbia. (TBC)
  • Dr. Sandra Juutilainen, Ryerson University.
  • Dr. David Danto, Guelph University.
  • Mr. Clayton Shirt, Traditional Indigenous Knowledge Keeper.
  • Workshop: Mr. Cohen Pinkoski and Mr. Isaac Crosby, Evergreen Brick Works.

It will be held at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, October 17 2019, from 9 am to 4 pm. 
Inscriptions are now open (Eventbrite) - Register here

Registration by cash is also available at the table on the day of the event.

More information or reservations by email:  

Event Website

NCCMT: Recruitment for Cohort Three of the Knowledge Broker Mentoring Program is Now Open

Take the next step on your Evidence-Informed Decision Making (EIDM) journey with us! The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is excited to announce that recruitment for the third cohort of our Knowledge Broker (KB) Mentoring program is now open. The KB Mentoring program supports individuals and organizations to build their knowledge and skills in EIDM, resulting in increased confidence, knowledge, skills, and connections.

The third cohort of the KB Mentoring program, which is 21 months in length, will begin in the fall of 2019 with an organizational assessment, followed by a four day face-to-face workshop in Hamilton, Ontario in February 2020.

Groups of 4-6 individuals from Canadian public health organizations are invited to register for this program.

Please contact Claire Howarth at or (905) 525-9140 ext. 20460 for more information on the KB Mentoring Program or to register your group.