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January 31, 2024 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

An introduction to decent work as a social determinant of health


Work is a powerful condition of everyday life that can harm or promote the health of workers and their families. Employment conditions and working conditions are two interrelated social determinants...

Rebecca Cheff (she/her)
Knowledge Translation Specialist
Carolina Jimenez (she/they)
Knowledge Translation Specialist
October 17 - November 29, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Fourth COVID-19 Conversation Series - Shifting worldviews: stories about advancing equity and justice


Series In this fourth COVID-19 conversation series, we will share stories where barriers to advancing equity and justice were removed and views of a more equitable and just future came into being.

STORY 1 October 17, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Prioritizing reconciliation, collectives, trust and humanity

Jesse Thunderchild
Director, Street Culture Project
Sandy Allison
Public Health and Preventive Medicine Specialist, Family Physician, Past President of Public Health Physicians of Canada, and Assistant Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia
Daniel Sims
Academic Co-Lead, National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health and Associate Professor, First Nations Studies, University of Northern British Columbia
STORY 2 October 31, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

Overcoming organizational challenges to advance equity

Steve Van de Hoef
Project Manager, The Bridge Consortium
Krista Vandermeer
Manager of Community Health Programs and Engagement, Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre
Victoria Law
Public Health Nurse, Social Determinants of Health, Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health
STORY 3 November 14, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Community expertise, building community power and making change happen: Hogan’s Alley Society

Modupe Bankole-Longe
Research Director, Hogan's Alley Society
Rudayna Bahubeshi
Manager, Equity, Inclusion, Diversity and Anti-Racism, Provincial Equity and Indigenous Health, Ontario Health
STORY 4 November 29, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Community expertise, building community power and making change happen: Peer-2-Peer Program

Marcus Vandusen
Peer-2-Peer Project Pathfinder
Renee Geniole
Reach Out Chatham-Kent (R.O.C.K.) Operations Coordinator, and Peer-2-Peer Project Lead
Margery Muharrem
Individual Donor and Women United Coordinator, United Way of Chatham-Kent, and Peer-2-Peer Project Circle of Support member
Jordynne Lindsay
Public Health Nurse, Chronic Disease and Well- Being, Chatham Kent Public Health
September 2023 | 12:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Workshops: Power and health equity

English, French

NCCDH is hosting two workshops on Power & Health Equity. This is an opportunity to expand on and apply the ideas described in NCCDH recently released Let’s Talk: Redistributing Power for...

July 13, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET

Gender identity, sexual diversity and health equity in public health

English with simultaneous French interpretation

Public health has a critical role to play in stopping hate, violence, and harm against the 2SLGBTQI+ community. Action on health equity for people with diverse gender and sexual identities starts with...

Fae Johnstone (they/she)
Executive Director/Co-Owner, Wisdom2Action
Aimee MacDonald (she/her)
Gender & Sexuality Diversity Advisor, St. Francis Xavier University
Jessy Dame (he/him)
Indigenous Sex and Gender Lead, Certified Registered Nurse, Vancouver Coastal Health
May 31, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Addressing inequity and abuse in long-term care: Implications for public health practice

English and simultaneous French interpretation

In this National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health event, an expert team of researchers from McMaster University will present findings from a CIHR-funded study that sheds light on abuse...

Andrea Baumann
Associate Vice-President, Global Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in Primary Care and Nursing Health Human Resources
Mary Crea-Arsenio
Senior Research Analyst in Global Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
March 22 & May 3 2023

Let’s talk about applying intersectionality in public health

English with simultaneous French interpretation

Series Intersectionality can refer to a concept, a framework, an approach, an analytical strategy and/or a social justice movement.  The term is increasingly used (and misused) in both public health and...

PART 1 MARCH 22, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

What is intersectionality, and why it is important for public health?

Pemma Muzumdar (she/her)
Knowledge Translation Specialist
Bernice Yanful (she/her)
Knowledge Translation Specialist
PART 2 MAY 3, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM ET

What are the opportunities to apply intersectionality and transform public health action?

Ramona Kyabaggu
Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina
Christian Daboud
Manager of Health Equity, Middlesex-London Health Unit
Samiya Abdi
Executive Director, Black Health Education Collaborative
Ashlee Christoffersen
Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University, Honorary Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Maya Gislason
Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Shermeen Farooqi
Policy Analyst, Public Health Agency of Canada
March 9, 2023 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

You Talked, We Listened: What is next for Health Promotion Canada?

English with simultaneous French interpretation

Health promotion is a universal approach for creating a healthy society. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion lays the foundation to achieving health built on five core actions: build healthy...

Lesley Dyck
Health Promotion Consultant
Kevin Churchill
Manager, Clinical and Family Services, Lambton Public Health
February 1 - March 29, 2023

Anti-Black Racism and Public Health

English with simultaneous French interpretation

Series In this series, participants will explore how anti-Black racism impacts health and identify concrete opportunities for public health action.  

PART 1 FEBRUARY 1, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

#BlackLivesMatter in public health: Critical race theory, historical roots and legacies of anti-Black racism

PART 2 MARCH 1, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Anti-Black racism: A look at the social and physiological health impacts of injustice

PART 3 MARCH 29, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Uprooting anti-Black racism: Strategies and approaches for public health

Dr. OmiSoore Dryden
James R. Johnston Endowed Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University,  Co-Lead, Black Health Education Collaborative 
Dr. Onye Nnorom
Family Doctor and Public Health Specialist
Samiya Abdi
Executive Director, Black Health Education Collaborative
October 26, 2022 | 1 - 2 pm ET

Glossary of Essential Health Equity Terms


Health equity, social and structural determinants of health, proportionate and targeted universalism, decolonization… Do you find it challenging to explain these concepts and to apply them in...

Dianne Oickle (she/her)
Knowledge Translation Specialist
Caralyn Vossen (she/her)
Knowledge Translation Coordinator
April 13, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm ET

Strengthening Community Connections


In this webinar, Dr. Kate Mulligan will share research and recommendations from a report commissioned by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (CPHO) at the Public Health Agency of Canada to...

Daniel Bondi
Project Manager, Vaccine Engagement, City of Toronto
Safia Ahmed
Executive Director, Rexdale Community Health Centre
Geoff Gillard
Manager of Infection Control and Infectious Disease, City of Toronto
Joe Cressy
Chair, Toronto Board of Health
Dr. Andrew Boozary
Executive Director, Population Health and Social Medicine at the University Health Network