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The third annual Sheela Basrur Symposium
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
Venue: Westin Harbour Castle, 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, Ontario
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“Health Promotion in Ontario 25 Years after the Ottawa Charter: What have we achieved? What still needs to be done?”

The Sheela Basrur Centre and the Public Health Ontario (PHO) invite you to join us for the third annual Sheela Basrur Symposium on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.

This This year’s symposium will explore “Health Promotion in Ontario 25 Years after the Ottawa Charter: What have we achieved? What still needs to be done?” as we mark the 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Speakers will identify ways in which the Charter has shaped health promotion practice in Ontario, share ongoing challenges and limitations from the application of the Charter as well as potential strategies for addressing these limitations, and discuss the ways in which the Charter can be used to guide action on current health promotion priorities in Ontario.

The symposium will include a number of special guest speakers, including Dr. Irving Rootman, Dr. John Garcia and a panel moderated by Dr. Vivek Goel, focused on a critical reflection of the Charter and its impacts with panelists Sandra Laclé, Angela Mashford-Pringle, Ruth Grier and Dr. John Garcia.

Dr. Irving Rootman is a visiting professor in the department of gerontology at Simon Fraser University where he teaches a course in health promotion to graduate students. He has worked in the field of health promotion for more than 30 years as a researcher, manager, teacher, consultant and volunteer at the international, national, provincial and local levels. Dr. John Garcia is the program leader for the master of public health program and an associate professor in the department of health studies and gerontology in the faculty of applied health sciences at the University of Waterloo. He has held several positions over the years in public health in international, national and provincial levels. He was instrumental in the development of the original Ontario Tobacco Strategy (OTS).

 

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