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Conference Guide now available fordownload.
Tickets can be purchased for the Thursday evening banquet dinner and concert by Buffy Sainte-Marie. They are $50 each for delegates, $90 for non-delegates and tables seating eight people are available for $630 per table. For more information please visit the entertainment section of the conference website.
List and biographies of confirmed speakers are available.
List of exhibitors is now available
Conference Recordings are FREE to attendees! For the first time, conference attendees will receive access of up to 70 hours of audio synched to PPT presentations and handouts at the online AOHC Live Learning Centre. This virtual library will allow you to review the sessions you attended and attend the sessions you couldn't because of scheduling conflicts........and it's all included in your cost of registration!
Hotel and Travel Discounts:
- The AOHC has secured a group rate at the Westin Harbour Castle of $209/night, under the group rate name "AOHC 2011". The rate is available from June 6 to June 13.
- Travel discounts are also available for VIA Rail, Air Canada, Bearskin Airlines and Porter. Visit the conference Venue and Travel page for details.
Social media will be playing a huge role at the June international conference in Toronto. In addition to conference attendees, thousands of individuals and groups from around the world will be following the conference and interacting with conference delegates through blogs, Twitter and other social media tools. Make sure that your centre is part of the conversation and not left in the shadows. Don't miss this opportunity to highlight your participation in the conference and to share your insights about themes being discussed.
The official Conference Social Media Guide was released earlier this week and is currently in translation for the French version that is coming soon. Also, don't forget to get connected through the official Conference Facebook page and the official Conference Twitter account:
June 7, 2011
The Ottawa Canadian Medical Association/Maclean’s Town Hall meeting has been announced.
Health Care in Canada: Time to Rebuild Medicare
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
National Gallery of Canada
Three panellists, in addition to Dr. Turnbull, have been named so far: Nadine Henningsen, Executive Director, Canadian Home Care Association and President, Canadian Caregiver Association; John Geddes, Ottawa Bureau Chief, Macleans; and Irwan Elman – Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, Ontario
Please register with Maclean’s as soon as possible.
There are three ways to register:
- online at http://www2.macleans.ca/in-conversation-with-macleans-health-series/
- by emailing email@example.com
- by phone 416-764-1500
It’s important that we take this opportunity to have our voices, and those of thousands of other Medicare supporters, heard in the conversations and dialogue that the CMA and Maclean’s are hosting. We hope that you can join Canadian Doctors for Medicare at this Town hall, and encourage others to do so, to ensure that the overwhelming support Canadians have for Medicare is reflected in the discussions and future decision making at the CMA.
The Toronto Environmental Alliance, working with Toronto Public Health, is distributing pamphlets on Locally Grown Cultural Food to community organizations across Toronto.The guides explain what local food is and list where you can find it. South Asian, African-Carribean, Chinese and Middle-Eastern versions are available. Many community organizations keep them out in lobbies and waiting areas for clients to take. They are a relevant resource that connect health, the environment and diversity.
If you would like some delivered free to your organization, please contact the Toronto Environmental Alliance at 416-596-0660 or visit torontoenvironment.org .
As an example (and for use) you can download an electronic version of the South Asian version by click in here (PDF).
Recruiter U is a virtual campus of hot topics written by recruiters, for recruiters, just like you. Each topic offers basic planning tools you can use right away to recruit the health care professionals you need, with examples and links to further resources where available.
To find out more please visit http://www.healthforceontario.ca/ForEmployers/recruiteru.aspx.
To find out more about he handbook and how to receive free copies, please view the flyer by clicking here.
Echo released Advances summarizing the adaptation of smoking
cessation best practices for pregnant and post-partum women to local needs
Echo: Improving Women’s Health in Ontario has just released five Echo Advances summarizing the adaptation of smoking cessation best practices for pregnant and post-partum women to local needs. You can read them here:
Thunder Bay: http://www.echo-ontario.ca./echo/images/stories/Newsletter_Article_images/Issue_11_May_2011/smoking_cessation/echo%20advance-smoking%20cessation%20and%20prgnancy%20thunder%20bay%20may%209-%20with%20%20born%20revisions-1.pdf
North Bay: http://www.echo-ontario.ca./echo/images/stories/Newsletter_Article_images/Issue_11_May_2011/smoking_cessation/echo%20advance-smoking%20cessation%20and%20prgnancy%20-north%20baymay%204-%20with%20%20born%20revisions.pdf
Women's Health in Women's Hands' CHC's Every Woman Matters report is featured in Echo: Improving Women's HEalth in Ontario's May e-newsletter. To read this article (7th down) and the rest of the newsletter, please visit http://www.echo-ontario.ca./echo/en/newsletter.html?cm_mid=828942&cm_crmid=B84AB3E7-3D86-E011-8D65-78E7D162BAE6&cm_medium=email#smoking.
Have you and your CHC, AHAC or CFHT been participating in the new online discussion forum for and about centres who deliver community-oriented primary health care? The new weekly, Twitter-based "CHC Chat" takes place each Thursday from 3pm - 4pm EST. Launched in late February by AOHC, CACHCA and our US partner, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), CHC Chat is already bringing health centres and community partners around the world closer together. We hope that you and your CHC, AHAC or CFHT will participate in this weekly forum. Gain insights from other CHCs across Canada, the US and around the world. Network and find other community health leaders working on issues and programs that are important to you and your centre. Then take the sharing, networking and collaboration offline. Plan to connect with some of the new allies and colleagues you make online, at the June 2011 Conference in Toronto; CHC Chat provides a great way to start connecting today! To learn more about CHC Chat and how to participate, see: http://www.cachca.ca/resources/twitterchat.html
Information Webinars on the NORA Data Sharing/Participation
Held in June, the webinars are intended for CHCs to review the NORA Business Intelligence and Reporting Solution Data Sharing/Participation Agreement, and to clarify roles and responsibilities of participating organizations, data access and protection policies, and address any other questions. These webinars will be of interest to EDs, privacy officers, data management coordinators, regional decision support specialists and other CHC staff involved in this topic.
June 14 (Tuesday) - 8:30 am to 10 am - Select this link to register
June 16 (Thursday) - 2 pm to 3:30 pm - Select this link to register
June 21 (Tuesday) - 1 pm to 2:30 pm - Select this link to register
June 23 (Thursday) - 3 pm to 4:30 pm - Select this link to register
Registration will be limited to 50 participants per session. For more information, contact Nasreen Visram, AOHC NORA Business Lead, at
The procurement process once appeared to be quite straight forward. Now, changes are coming quickly and CHCs are going to need to "get up to speed".
Join us for the first of a series of procurement webinars to help you get the procurement basics right and adapt to this changing environment. In this first two-hour session we will get a handle on what the Broader Public Sector Directive is all about, review what AOHC has available to help your CHC address procurement challenges (i.e. sample/template procurement policy, RFP and process guide), and learn about some of the key considerations in developing a consulting services RFP. Start answering questions about how to set up an RFP to allow your CHC to make the competitive process work for you.
Join us for a lunch and learn
Monday June 20th or Thursday July 7th,
Where: Online Webinar (at your computer)
Who: Office Managers, Administrative Leads, Management & others involved in the RFP and Procurement Process
Cost: $49 per participant
Please register with Leah Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org for the June 20th webinar no later than Monday June 6th, or Monday June 27th for the July 7th webinar.
For more details on the webinar and how to register, please download the flyer by clicking here (MS Word).