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Seminar: Understanding Decision- Makers and Influencers
Thursday, January 23, 2014 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Venue: online
Health Promotion
City: Online
Format: Webinar

Understanding  Municipal Decision-Makers and Influencers- Step Four in the By-Law Development Roadmap

In this webinar, we will focus on how to address step four of the By-law Development Roadmap: Identify and Understand Decision-Makers and Influencers. Nicole Niedra, Policy Analyst from Niagara Region Public Health, will share her experience working with municipal council members to understand their views on healthy public policy.  

Who should attend?

The goal of this webinar is to help health promotion and public health practitioners work toward healthy public policies. We recommend these sessions for anyone seeking definitions, tools, resources and organized approaches to by-law development. Both front line staff and team leaders will find this session useful.


Kim Bergeron
Kim Bergeron is a health promotion field support specialist, Bylaw and Policy Development, with the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention department at Public Health Ontario.
Kim has over nineteen years of experience working within and alongside the Ontario public health system to facilitate multidisciplinary partnerships to create healthy, sustainable communities. She has provided consulting services to a number of provincial government programs working towards policy change, program development, and improving standards of practice. Kim holds a doctorate in health studies with a focus on health and the built environment from Queen’s University and a master of health studies from Athabasca University.
Nicole Niedra
Nicole Niedra supports the advancement of policy development goals in the Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division at Niagara Region Public Health. She is responsible for monitoring and interpreting municipal, provincial and federal legislation, policies, programs, and the media to determine their impact on the Division’s work in a variety of different areas. Nicole previously worked as a policy advisor for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 

Learning objectives

• Identify and understand decision-makers and influencers  in relation to by-law development
• Reflect on how the information provided can be applied to their own area of work. 


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