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What Does Social Enterprise Have to Do with Population Health?

Vancouver is a hotbed for social enterprises – over 60 – the most in Canada. Even the civic government is on board, awarding $380,000 in grant funding to support the social enterprise sector. Why have social enterprises gained momentum? Because they are seen as a viable, longer-term alternative to existing social programs that: 1) are […]

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Canadians Can Tell the Canadian Medical Association “What Makes Us Sick?”

If you are a Canadian who wants to tell the Canadian Medical Association “What Makes Us Sick?” you can engage in their National Dialogue on Health Care Transformation in Canada. The in-person town hall meetings are almost complete, but you can still participate in the online discussion forums on four topics: What factors influence the […]

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How Do You Maintain Mental Well-being? (Mental Health Week)

Every year since 1951, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has held national events during Mental Health Week (which falls on the first week of the month of May) to “encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health.” The CMHA defines […]

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If you are in Vancouver, Canada on Monday, March 4, 2013, you are invited to attend Smoking on the Margins? Effects of Outdoor Smoke-Free Bylaws in BC as part of the CIHR Cafe Scientifique series. The event is from 5-7pm at Take Five Cafe at 62 West Cordova Street. Please RSVP to wrice@cw.bc.ca. Click here […]

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We are saddened over the recent death of Clyde Hertzman. He was a great advocate of childhood development, and was Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) here at the University of British Columbia. If you wish, you may contribute a remembrance of Clyde on a special webpage on the HELP website. P.S. (March […]

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