Toronto Teen Survey: Looking for Newcomer and Immigrant Youth to Talk about their Sexual Health Care Rights

Are you 25 or under?
Do you like being on camera?
Do you speak Cantonese, Urdu, Spanish, Punjabi, or Tamil?
Are you interested in learning about your sexual health care rights?
If so, volunteer for the Toronto Teen Survey!

Planned Parenthood Toronto and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving
Immigrants (OCASI) are partnering to share information on immigrant and
newcomer youth sexual health.

You Are Here! Newcomer Youth Info Website

You Are Here! is live -

You Are Here! is an exciting new website for newcomer youth across Ontario. The website has information on finding work, staying healthy, getting around a city, immigration issues, and the school system in Ontario.

Newcomer youth can read articles or watch informative videos, and find services, programs, and youth events near them. They can also comment and ask questions about specific topics, which will be moderated and responded to by the OCASI youth website team.

York University - Certificate in Harm Reduction


Certificate in Harm Reduction

The Certificate in Harm Reduction consists of 117 hours of instruction (3 courses in total) and is designed to introduce service providers, administrators and policy makers to the principles, concepts and practices of harm reduction; to provide an opportunity to critically examine examples of harm reduction work; and to become familiar with strategies for mobilizing support for and developing harm reduction programs in communities and institutions.  

Call for Papers on Homelessness & Health in Canada-September 30 2009 Deadline

September 30 2009 Deadline 


Manal Guirguis-Younger (Saint Paul University), Stephen Hwang (St. Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto), and Ryan McNeil (University of British Columbia) are editing a book, Homelessness and Health in Canada, to be published by the University of Ottawa Press.The editors are aiming for a publication date in late 2010 or early 2011.

Funding Opportunity for intervention research on health promotion, disease prevention, and health disparities

Thanks to Dana Sampson in the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research for sending us information on these 3 funding opportunities:

PA-08-074 (R01): Community Participation in Research



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