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Safer Spaces: Creating environments where LGBTQ2S+ community members feel visible, safer, & included


Date: Mar 28, 2019
Topic: Safer Spaces: Creating environments where LGBTQ2S+ community members feel visible, safer, & included
Presenter(s): The Bridge Brant
The Safer Space program aims to help create environments where LGBTQ2S+ community members/families feel visible, safer, and included. This Webinar is an introduction to LGBTQ2S+ terminology and definitions related to gender and sexuality, gender pronouns, privilege, an introduction to alliship, creating safer spaces, why it matters, and practical steps to inclusivity.

Tara Buchannan is a cisgender lesbian that uses she and her pronouns. She is passionate about and has been working in Developmental Services for over 10 years. She has done frontline direct care and now works in a Supported Employment Program. Tara is also passionate about LGBTQ2S+ social justice and chaired the Brantford Pride Committee for 5 years and has been an active member of The Bridge for many more. The Bridge is a social justice committee that is committed to addressing gaps in service for members of the LGBTQ2S+ community in Brantford and Brant County.

Supporting the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Designation and Re-designation: Why It Matters!

1 hr

The BFI Strategy for Ontario is inviting you to our BFI Hot Topic Webinar series!

Supporting the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI)
Designation and Re-designation:
Why It Matters!

The webinar will be held on Monday March 18th, 12 – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

Speaker: Kathy O’Grady Venter RN, IBCLC
Breastfeeding Committee for Canada, Lead Assessor

Who should attend: Community health service and hospital practice leads in maternal-newborn programs including managers, directors, BFI leads, nurse educators, nurses, lactation consultants, midwives, dietitians, paediatricians, primary care practitioners including family physicians and nurse practitioners.
About: This webinar will highlight how the Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) has encouraged facilities providing maternity and newborn services to better support breastfeeding and provide evidence-based care to all mothers and infants regardless of their infant-feeding decision. BFI continues to support continuous quality-improvement strategies and motivate facilities. In this webinar, Kathy O’Grady Venter, will highlight evidence why BFI designation and re-designation is important to all families, society and individual health care settings. National and provincial strategies and investments that support organizations will be reviewed.

Registration: Please register at

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This webinar will be recorded and made available to registrants.

We hope you can join us.

Elizabeth Brazeau,
Coordinator, Baby-Friendly Initiative (BFI) Strategy for Ontario
Administrative Support, Pumps for Preemies Program

Hiltrud Dawson
Best Start Resource Centre Lead
416.408.2249 x 2250 • 800.397.9567 x 2250 • 416.408.6908 •

NRC Webinar - Food Literacy Strategies and Interventions: What Are the Barriers to Implementation?

1 hr

Food Literacy Strategies and Interventions: What Are the Barriers to Implementation?

Part of the "Unpacking Food Literacy" Series!

As interest in food literacy grows, public health and education research has expanded to explore its conceptualizations, attributes, and measurement. However, less is known about its implementation, and the range of factors that might promote or prevent food literacy’s uptake. An improved understanding of these factors is key to developing and evaluating impactful educational interventions that will empower individuals to make informed choices about food and nutrition.

In this webinar, Emily Truman from the University of Calgary will explore food literacy interventions from the perspective of implementation–specifically, the factors that may limit uptake–in order to shed light on how to improve the promotion of food literacy skills.

By attending this session, you will:

Hear about the methodology used to identify barriers, and the findings of a comprehensive review of existing literature;
Learn about the specific barriers to implementing food literacy at the individual, school and community level; and
Explore (and provide valuable feedback about) where these barriers intervene in the relationship between food knowledge, food attitudes and food behaviours, in order to better understand how to reduce their impact and promote food literacy.

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Free webinar - of the Self-Evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership - February 27, 2019

1 hr 30 mins

Do you work in partnership? The Health Nexus team want to let you know about an exciting webinar presentation by Gillian Kranias and the author of the Self-Evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership, Angèle Bilodeau. This free webinar is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre on Methods and Tools (NCCMT).

English webinar: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - Register here:

The Evaluation Tool for Action in Partnership is built on case study research by Angèle Bilodeau, a professor at the University of Montreal. At Health Nexus, we like how her research demonstrates that equalizing power relations and building of collective action are key to effective partnership work.
During this webinar, Angèle will share more about the research concepts behind the tool. As well, in the English webinar, my colleague Julia Fursova will share her wheel adaptation for participatory dialogue.

We hope that you can participate! Register here:

Questions? Contact Gillian at

An optional date for those of you who speak French : Il y aura un webinaire en français le jeudi 28 février (inscrivez-vous ici).

All the best,

Gillian, on behalf of the Health Nexus team.

February 14 Webinar: Preventing Child Neglect by Building Protective Factors

1 hr

Join the Centre for the Study of Social Policy’s Strengthening Families for a webinar on Thursday, February 14, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. Explore ways that it is "Everyone's Responsibility" to help prevent child neglect and how building protective factors at all levels of the social ecology can be an effective strategy to prevent child neglect. The session will include segments from one of the training sequences from the National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds' new four-part training, "Let's Talk About . . . Preventing Child Neglect." Participants will also be introduced to the remaining three training sequences in the series and other valuable resources related to preventing child neglect.
Register now to join:

Resources to Support Parent Advisory Committee Development

1 hr

Date And Time
Wed, February 20, 2019
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Why do Parent Advisory Committees matter?
What resources, tools, and trainings are available to support the development of effective Parent Advisory Committees?
A Parent Advisory Committee is a leadership group of Program participants that provides input, guidance, and feedback to a Program on a regular basis. An active Parent Advisory Committee can be a highly effective method of supporting meaningful parent engagement, developing parent leadership skills, and supporting a Program’s success.
This webinar, offered by the National Family Support Network will provide an overview of Parent Advisory Committees and detail the specific resources, tools, and trainings available through three national organizations to support the development of effective ones.

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Continuing the Critical Mission: ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies

1 hr

Continuing the Critical Mission: ZERO TO THREE Critical Competencies
Start Date 2/19/2019 2:00 PM EST
End Date 2/19/2019 3:00 PM EST
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Since 2016, ZTT’s Critical Competencies and its professional development offerings have helped address the neglect of the infant-toddler workforce in our nation’s systems, and the need for specific competencies that include a focus on working with diverse and high-need populations. The Critical Competencies describe what educators can do to make the most of teacher-child interactions, to turn these moments into valuable learning opportunities that support infants’ and toddlers’ social-emotional, cognitive, and language and literacy development. Join ZTT faculty as they reflect on the impact, explore lessons learned, and discuss plans for new innovations for educators, trainers, coaches, and faculty.

Popping the bubble wrap: Making Space for Risky Play | Faire éclater des bulles d’air : laisser une place pour le jeu risqué

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It used to be normal for children to spend long hours outdoors and away from watchful adults. Today, children spend more time indoors and in supervised, structured activities. The evidence is clear that children need regular and repeated access to outdoor play – with its risks - yet also indicates that children’s engagement in it has never been lower. This interactive session Dr. Mariana Brussoni will explore the effects of changing childhoods, as well as strategies to restore balance.


Par le passé, il était normal que les enfants passent de longues heures à l’extérieur sans leurs parents. Aujourd’hui, ils passent plus de temps à l’intérieur, à faire des activités structurées et supervisées. Même s’il est prouvé que les enfants ont besoin de jouer à l’extérieur de façon régulière et répétée — et certains risques y sont liés — les recherchent indiquent que l’engagement des enfants n’a jamais été aussi bas. Cette séance interactive avec la Docteure Mariana Brussoni examinera les effets de ces enfances en évolution ainsi que les stratégies à adopter pour trouver un juste équilibre.

Using Co-design and Rapid-cycle Learning to Drive Impact of Early Childhood Programs

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Using Co-design and Rapid-cycle Learning to Drive Impact of Early Childhood Programs
Join us for a webinar on using co-design and rapid-cycle learning to find better early childhood solutions, faster, on February 12!

Co-designing solutions with parents, teachers, and caregivers can lead to programs that work for on-the-ground providers and meet the needs of families. Rapid-cycle learning along the way helps us improve programs by assessing what’s working or not working, in real-time.

During the webinar, the Lab’s Sheetal Singh along with a panel of experts will share their experience using co-design and rapid-cycle learning in their work and provide key insights on how to use these strategies in your own work. Join the discussion with our panelists:

• Sheetal Singh (moderator), Interim Executive Director at the Early Learning Lab
• Judi Brown, Chief Impact Officer at CivicMakers
• Margaret Caspe, Director of Research and Professional Learning at Global Family Research Project
• Gretchen Kirby, Senior Researcher at Mathematica Policy Research

Learn how these approaches to innovation can help transform your work in early childhood and register now!
Feb 12, 2019 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Webinar - Intersections of Refugee Women's Health

This webinar presented by the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) in partnership with the NCC for Determinants of Health (NCCDH) & the NCC for Healthy Public Policy (NCCHPP) will offer an overview to public health physicians and policy makers in Canada on issues specific to refugee women. Professor Bilkis Vissandjée will address the concept of intersectionality and how it is currently applied in public health, through a gender lens. She will discuss the ways policy influences men and women differently and potentially disadvantages women specifically. In addition, she will present the challenges faced by refugee women in terms of access to care, mental health, trauma (psychiatric needs), and specific health experiences.

This webinar will be held on Tuesday January 29, 2019 from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. EST.

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