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

This event took place in English, with closed captioning in English and 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 public policy, create supportive environments, strengthen community actions, develop personal skills, and reorient health services. The Charter has provided the foundation for public and population health work in Canada for decades, including public health mandates, health professional training, policy development, academic research, and underpinning the development of national and global strategies.

Join volunteer leaders from Health Promotion Canada as they share findings from a recent survey of health promotion practitioners and academics in Canada. This webinar will explore themes related to the need for a Canadian health promotion organization or network to support intersectoral and interdisciplinary action to address the social and structural determinants of health. Participants in the webinar will contribute to a discussion of possible options including structures to support the renewal and sustainability of Health Promotion Canada. 


Participants will learn about: 

  • Results of a survey of health promotion practitioners on the options for renewal and sustainability of Health Promotion Canada
  • Opportunities for increasing the application of a health promotion approach in academia, public health, community, and other sectors
  • Using a network-of-networks to connect practitioners and increase the capacity for health promotion practice in Canada

This webinar will be of interest to practitioners, educators, policymakers, academics, researchers and organizations working towards health equity using a health promotion approach. It will also support advocates of a health promotion approach in fields such as nursing, dietetics, social work, academia, program planning, epidemiology, policy, and non-profit community work.



Lesley Dyck,
Health Promotion Consultant
Kevin Churchill,
Manager, Clinical and Family Services, Lambton Public Health


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