Jan
28
Sun
Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest @ Online
Jan 28 all-day

Back for the 17th year, the wouldurather… contest, hosted by Leave The Pack Behind, motivates Ontario young adults (ages of 18-29) to make positive changes to their tobacco use behaviour – whether that is quitting, cutting back, or renewing a decision to stay smoke-free. This year, there is $10,000 in cash prizes to be won! Any Ontario resident between 18-29 years can enter the contest online at www.wouldurather.ca.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, and not everyone is ready to quit right now. This contest uniquely offers four different categories in order to meet participants where they are at. Young adults can choose to quit completely in Quit For Good or cut back in Keep The Count and Party Without The Smoke. Non- or ex-smokers can enter Don’t Start & Win by pledging to stay smoke-free. To support young adults to quit or cut back successfully, the wouldurather contest offers contestants the option to receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8-weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline.

Leave The Pack Behind is asking all health care providers for support to promote this contest to the young people seen in practice. Free print promotional material is available for order; if you would like posters or palm-cards, please let me know!

Registration closes Sunday, January 28th, 2018.

Web banners and LCD screen ads are available for those who would like to incorporate them (attached is one version of the TV screen ad).

Young adults (18-29) enter the contest directly online: https://wouldurather.ca/en/register/index.php

This contest is hosted by Leave the Pack Behind.

Aug
8
Wed
14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day

The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues.

The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016).

The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes.

  • Toward Healthy Ageing
  • Combating Ageism
  • Enabling Functional Ability
  • Addressing Inequalities

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing
  • Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research

This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Jan
28
Sun
Leave the Pack Behind: wouldurather Contest @ Online
Jan 28 all-day

Back for the 17th year, the wouldurather… contest, hosted by Leave The Pack Behind, motivates Ontario young adults (ages of 18-29) to make positive changes to their tobacco use behaviour – whether that is quitting, cutting back, or renewing a decision to stay smoke-free. This year, there is $10,000 in cash prizes to be won! Any Ontario resident between 18-29 years can enter the contest online at www.wouldurather.ca.

Quitting smoking can be difficult, and not everyone is ready to quit right now. This contest uniquely offers four different categories in order to meet participants where they are at. Young adults can choose to quit completely in Quit For Good or cut back in Keep The Count and Party Without The Smoke. Non- or ex-smokers can enter Don’t Start & Win by pledging to stay smoke-free. To support young adults to quit or cut back successfully, the wouldurather contest offers contestants the option to receive support emails, add a personal support crew, access 8-weeks of free nicotine patch or gum, and get proactive support calls or texts from Smokers Helpline.

Leave The Pack Behind is asking all health care providers for support to promote this contest to the young people seen in practice. Free print promotional material is available for order; if you would like posters or palm-cards, please let me know!

Registration closes Sunday, January 28th, 2018.

Web banners and LCD screen ads are available for those who would like to incorporate them (attached is one version of the TV screen ad).

Young adults (18-29) enter the contest directly online: https://wouldurather.ca/en/register/index.php

This contest is hosted by Leave the Pack Behind.

Aug
8
Wed
14th Global Conference on Ageing: Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action @ Chelsea Hotel
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day

The conference will revolve around four key themes related to the field of ageing, and will feature prominent experts presenting and discussing critical issues.

The title of IFA’s 14th Global Conference, “Towards a Decade of Healthy Ageing – From Evidence to Action,” is in response to the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Report on Ageing and Health and the subsequent goals of the WHO Global Strategy and Action Plan (2016).

The themes and sub-themes have been organized into four categories. Click here for more information on the conference themes.

  • Toward Healthy Ageing
  • Combating Ageism
  • Enabling Functional Ability
  • Addressing Inequalities

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Goldie Nejat: Robotics and the Future of Healthy Ageing
  • Dr. Andres Lozano, ground-breaking brain health research

This conference is hosted by the International Federation on Ageing.

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