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Youth-Friendly Community – Good Practices 12:00 pm
Youth-Friendly Community – Good Practices @ Online
Dec 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Youth Friendly Communities have great ideas. Join Parks and Recreation Ontario for the first of their no cost webinar series on the Good Practices of YFC’s, made possible through a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The webinar presenters will be: Mayor Don McGugan, Municipality of Brooke-Alvinston, presenting on the Provincial Volunteer Award. The municipality nominates youth on an annual basis for this award who have made an impact in the community. Stephanie DeLaronde, County of Brant, presenting on the Snow Buddies volunteer and employment program, where youth get involved with their community by shoveling snow and raking leaves for adults. Kim Rolson, City of Brantford, presenting on the Brantford City Council’s page program, a volunteer opportunity for hands-on learning in council chambers and to connect youth to the City’s elected officials. If you are interested in learning about the unique ways communities are servicing 13-19 year olds, Register for the Good Practices Webinar. This webinar is hosted by Parks and Recreation Ontario.
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Building for Mental Health: Healthy Built Environments for Children and Youth 1:00 pm
Building for Mental Health: Healthy Built Environments for Children and Youth @ Online
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
This webinar will describe how the built environment intersects with the social environment to influence the mental health of children and youth, offering evidence and defining roles for public health . This webinar will focus on factors in the urban built and social environments that promote child and youth mental health, and how public health can work to support these factors through upstream approaches. Content will include research that explores: How positive mental health in children and youth is impacted by characteristics of the built and social environments; The intersection between the built and social environments and how they impact child and youth mental health; Equity-related influences within the built and social environments on child and youth mental health; and The role of public health in promoting population mental health through built environment initiatives. The goal of this webinar are to offer evidence and define roles for public health that will inform policy actions to address inequities and create healthy built environments that promote child and youth mental health. This webinar can support working towards meeting Medical Officer of Health competencies, especially “communication, collaboration, and advocacy for the public’s health”. This webinar is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Dec
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Building for Mental Health: Healthy Built Environments for Children and Youth @ Online
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

This webinar will describe how the built environment intersects with the social environment to influence the mental health of children and youth, offering evidence and defining roles for public health .

This webinar will focus on factors in the urban built and social environments that promote child and youth mental health, and how public health can work to support these factors through upstream approaches. Content will include research that explores:

  • How positive mental health in children and youth is impacted by characteristics of the built and social environments;
  • The intersection between the built and social environments and how they impact child and youth mental health;
  • Equity-related influences within the built and social environments on child and youth mental health; and
  • The role of public health in promoting population mental health through built environment initiatives.

The goal of this webinar are to offer evidence and define roles for public health that will inform policy actions to address inequities and create healthy built environments that promote child and youth mental health. This webinar can support working towards meeting Medical Officer of Health competencies, especially “communication, collaboration, and advocacy for the public’s health”.

This webinar is hosted by the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health.

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