Ontario Updates Special Diet Allowance

Government of Ontario

Posted December 10, 2014

Article Source Government of Ontario


From a Government of Ontario news release:
Ontario is adding three conditions to the list of medical conditions for which social assistance recipients may be eligible to receive a Special Diet Allowance.

This change will help affected individuals with the extra costs of a special diet.

Eligibility is verified through an assessment by an approved medical professional.

Free fitness program for girls 13-18yrs in Rexdale

Mondays & Wednesdays, 4-6pm

program starts January 19th 2015


please see attached flyer for details!


for more information contact:

Geena Lee

Program Coordinator - Youth Multimedia & Female Focused Programs

Community MicroSkills ProTech Media Centre

Tel: 416-744-9549 Ext.2905

Refugee health care web page - updates

The Centre for Research on Inner City Health has updated our webpage related to our research on refugee health care. Please note, the federal government has been compelled by a recent court decision to reinstate the Interim Federal Health Program (IFH) as it was formerly constituted. While some elements of IFH have been restored, others have not.

A call to support a furniture drive to Mishkeegogamang First Nation

Members of Mishkeegogamang First Nation are facing a harsh winter and the injustice of a terrible housing crisis. In the face of government inaction, members of Mishkeegogamang have organized their own clothing and furniture drive in preparation for the coming winter. An 18-wheeler truck will make the 28 hour drive to bring furniture, warm clothes and other helpful items from Toronto.

Health Promotion Team Lead

Flemingdon Health Centre
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Application deadline: 
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Flemingdon Health Centre (FHC) is a registered charity and an incorporated not-for-profit Community Health Centre (CHC), located in Toronto. We provide a range of health related services based on the social determinants of health and community engagement models. We are primarily funded through the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (TC-LHIN).

PRO-Effort Community Launch ! - Fashion Show, Networking & Showcasing Natural Black Hairstyles! Come out to support us in Empowering, Educating, & Uplifting the GTA's Black Community!

Fireside Chat (webinar) re: Indigenous self-determination: implications for public health action on the social determinants of health

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 13:00

We hope you will join in this upcoming Fireside Chat:

#427 NCCDH - Indigenous self-determination: implications for public health action on the social determinants of health

December 10, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time

In this Fireside Chat, we will explore the role of public health in supporting Aboriginal self-determination as an approach to target the structural causes of inequity.

Volunteer Health Ambassador

Women's Health in Women's Hands
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per contract
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Application deadline: 
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
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We are in the process of recruiting our Community Health Ambassadors for the African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Women Taking Control over HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health Project. Please see attached recruitment requirements and forward to your networks. We highly encourage ACB women to apply.

We are looking to recruit at least 10 Ambassadors to start in January 2015.

The application deadline is December 3 2014

Sign up for these amazing programs at SKETCH!

There are still spots open in SKETCH programs - join us!

To sign up for the programs of your choice, email with the subject "Session Discipline."

To find our location, click here:

View our Fall 2014 program schedule here:

Procession Project (Guest Artist Marlon Griffith)
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-4PM; Lunch 12pm

Creating Healthy Sexual Futures,

Wed, 11/26/2014 - 09:30

Sexual Health Network of Ontario: Creating Healthy Sexual Futures, Toronto

Both at the SAFE-T (Sexual Abuse Family Education and Treatment) Program at Radius Child and Youth Services and at the Gender-Based Violence Prevention Program at the TDSB. Come out and hear what these two programs are doing and saying to youth about developing healthy sexual futures for themselves and others

When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 9:30 – 12noon
Where: North York Civic Centre – Committee Room #3, 5100 Yonge Street

Registration not required – feel free to just show up!


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