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Plenty of healthy lifestyle opportunities coming up

Workshops and webinars open to the public

ThoroldNews received the following submission from Jackie Gervais, Active Transportation Advisory Committee:


 Free Webinar: Supporting Health Equity through Healthy Built Environments

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2:00 p.m.

Hosted by National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health, National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, and BC Centre for Disease Control, this webinar will focus on how health equity can be supported through the built environment and how community planning and design can incorporate factors to address health inequities. Several resources will be highlighted, including the BCCDC FACT SHEET: Supporting Health Equity Through the Built Environment, which offers evidence-informed principals to support health equity through interventions in the built environment. It is designed to be a companion to the Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit (see November forum presentation) and provides concrete actions that local governments can take to build healthier, more equitable communities. Health equity and the built environment: a curated reading list and several blogs from NCCDH will contribute additional resources and practice scenarios. The presentation and online discussion will also include examples to illustrate how health equity has been supported by public health efforts to create healthier built environments, as well as links to other pertinent documents and resources. Register here


Free Webinar: Built Environment and Health –Indicators Webinar

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Join researchers, epidemiologists, data analysts, urban designers and health promoters for an online discussion on health-based indicators for evaluating policy and plans that shape built environments. I will even be one of the panelists. Register at


Training: OTM Book 7

Mississauga, Feb. 19, 2019

This one-day course is for installers (workers) and supervisors who will be responsible for working on freeways only. This course will benefit employers, provincial and municipal road authorities, contractors, engineers, designers, contract administrators, utilities, supervisors, workers, and inspectors. Attendees who successfully complete this course will receive a letter and certificate of completion. Details and registration at:


Call for Abstracts: The OTC's 2019 Annual Conference

Due: Jan. 31, 2019

Help build an educational, insightful and exciting conference by providing your expertise as a presenter in this year's program. Submissions wanted no later than Jan. 31. Should you have any questions, please contact the OTC office.


Cycle Tourism Conference: Hosted by Ontario By Bike / Transportation Options

March 1, 2019

Join cycling and tourism industry leaders for Canada's only Cycle Tourism Conference. This highly anticipated and special industry conference is only held every three years. The full conference program is now available. Don't miss the exciting program with a variety of expert speakers from around the world to learn more about the latest opportunities, best practices and tactics to further grow cycle tourism. You'll be sure to leave the conference with new ideas and contacts to help elevate your business, event or destination. Early Bird Pricing ends Jan. 31. Register here.