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Webinar: Tools for organizational learning and capacity

This webinar will take place in English.

To support learning and capacity building for health equity action, the NCCDH has developed a suite of evidence-informed online learning tools. These tools also respond to a growing need for free, virtual and bilingual training materials on the social determinants of health and health equity.

Individual practitioners can use these tools to build their own knowledge and meet disciplinary competency requirements. Public health organizations can use these resources as part of learning and training programs.

This webinar will provide a brief overview of five NCCDH online learning resources, including their distinct audiences and functions, and engage participants in large and small group interaction.

These tools respond to a growing need for free, virtual training on the structural and social determinants of health as they relate to public health practice and advancing health equity.

Participants will learn how these tools can be integrated into organizational training processes as well as how they can support individual self-directed learning and professional development.

Who should attend this webinar?

  • Those looking for actionable professional development tools related to health equity and Canadian public health practice. This may include:
    • leaders choosing tools for staff;
    • practitioners looking for their own professional development resources; and
    • practitioners assigned a specific role to find tools for their peers/team/colleagues.
  • Those looking for introductory health equity resources
    • University course instructors
    • Public health students (e.g., MPH candidates)


Pemma Muzumdar, Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH Claire Betker, Scientific Director, NCCDH Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH
Dianne Oickle, Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH Lesley Dyck, Volunteer, Health Promotion Canada  

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  • Presenters:
  • Lesley Dyck, 
  • Pemma Muzumdar
    Pemma Muzumdar

    Pemma Muzumdar, MPH

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Pemma Muzumdar is motivated by a desire to improve well-being and planetary health, particularly those who, through intersecting factors, experience marginalization and exclusion. She is based out of Montreal, Quebec.

    Pemma has worked with the six National Collaborating Centres (NCCs) for Public Health in various capacities since 2011, developing and sharing knowledge, networks and resources for improved public health action. She completed her Masters of Public Health at the University of Waterloo in 2010, and draws from significant experience in science communication, public speaking, group facilitation, team learning and organizational development. Prior to joining the NCCs, Pemma contributed to dynamic teams at the Ontario Science Centre, Discovery Channel Canada, the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, TakingITGlobal and the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital.
  • Claire Betker
    Claire Betker

    Claire Betker, RN, MN, CCHN(C), PHD

    Scientific Director

    Claire arrived on March 4, 2019, as the NCCDH’s scientific director. A registered nurse, she was most recently the acting Executive Director of the Population and Public Health Branch with Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. Her career has included roles in rural public health and home health, primary health care, a regional health authority and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as previously serving as a senior knowledge translation specialist with the NCCDH. Claire is currently the president of the Canadian Nurses Association and a past president of the Community Health Nurses of Canada. Her PhD work focused on the capacity for public health leadership to advance health equity, a knowledge base that greatly informs her contributions to the NCCDH and the public health field. Claire brings a wealth of expertise, rich networks and a passion to translate knowledge and evidence, especially to position public health to advance health equity.
  • Dianne Oickle
    Dianne Oickle

    Dianne Oickle, MSc, BSc

    Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Dianne is a dietitian with over 15 years’ experience working in public health in Ontario focused on reproductive and child health in a mostly rural setting with many diverse clients. Part of her work involved development of practice guidelines for health professionals, train-the-trainer initiatives, public presentations, educational resource development, working with the media, community coalition and network support, writing for the public and professionals, and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. She has taught university nutrition courses, worked with the provincial network supporting and advocating for dietitians in public health practice, and precepted over 20 dietetics and other students. Dianne earned her BSc in Nutrition and Consumer Studies (now Human Nutrition) at St. Francis Xavier University, and her MSc in Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan.
  • Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh
    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh

    Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, MHSc

    Senior Knowledge Translation Specialist

    Sume has professional experiences in equity-focused organizational and community development and change, social justice education, HIV/AIDS prevention, research, knowledge translation, evaluation and women's rights with local, provincial and global organizations. Sume has previously contributed to teams at the Program Training and Consultation Centre of the Smoke Free Ontario Strategy, the Regional Diversity Roundtable, Ontario HIV Treatment Network, Southern African AIDS Trust and the Centre for Social Justice. Sume holds a Masters of Health Sciences in Health Promotion and Global Health from the University of Toronto.

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