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The Pan-Canadian Health Promoter Competencies: From Vision to Practice in Ontario

What: Online
When: July 9, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm

Health Promoter Competencies are a set of skills, knowledge and abilities necessary for the practice of health promotion. In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the development of Pan-Canadian Health Promoter Competencies, which began in Ontario and are currently being validated in other provinces across Canada. After presenting a rationale for a set of Health Promoter Competencies for Canada and providing an update on its current development, a review of the Competencies and available resources will be provided. Two case studies will be presented to demonstrate how health promoters and health promoting organizations can utilize the Health Promoter Competencies, with opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss their own personal and organizational experiences.


Kevin Churchill, Manager, Health Promotion, County of Lambton
Rebecca Fortin, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Advisor, Region of Peel
Jaspreet Kaur, Analyst, Research and Policy, Region of Peel
Ketan Shankardass, Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University

About Health Promotion Ontario

Through its membership, Health Promotion Ontario (HPO) advances the critical importance of health promotion and its practice through professional development, membership, member communication, and advocacy. HPO believes that the health of the population is improved and health inequities reduced through the integrated use of health promotion principles. HPO aims to: 1) advance the critical importance of health promotion through advocacy, knowledge exchange, and professional development for its membership; 2) partner with other organizations and networks to advocate for the social determinants of health; 3) advance the critical importance of health promotion and its practice by providing the health promotion voice and perspective to key decision makers; and 4) offer a range of benefits to HPO membership including opportunities to participate in provincial initiatives, professional development opportunities, resource sharing, members list-serve, and networking.