Agenda & Event Details

Keynote Address with Trevor Hancock, October 23rd, 2013

Dr. Trevor Hancock, a remarkable thinker and advocate on healthier cities for over 20 years, will provide kick-off lecture for the Symposium on the evening of October 23. Dr. Trevor Hancock is a public health physician, health promotion consultant, and Professor/Senior Scholar at the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria, where he teaches population health promotion, public health practice, the environments of health, and healthy public policy. He is also Co-Director of the Core Public Health Functions Research Initiative at UVic. Over the past 30 years he has worked as a consultant for local communities, municipal, provincial and national governments, health care organizations, NGOs and the World Health Organization (WHO). He has been actively involved in the public health movement in Canada for many years, having been on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Public Health Association for a number of years, serving as President in 1986/7.

Time: October 23, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Location: The Li Ka Shing Institute, 209 Victoria St., Toronto (Entrance on Shuter St.)

Symposium on Healthier Cities and Communities, October 24th, 2013

Download the Symposium Program here: HCC Symposium Oct 24 Program

This one-day event will be a unique mix of panel, workshops, poster and film presentations, from diverse community, practice and academic groups, to explore issues of:

  • built environment
  • food
  • aboriginal health
  • spatial inequalities and methods
  • neighbourhood indicators
  • age-friendly communities
  • healthy public policy
  • active transportation

Open to the entire community, the Symposium aims to explore innovative ideas about how to create new areas of research and training that will enable policy makers, urban designers, community members, and planners to make “health smart” decisions.

Time: October 24, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Location: The Li Ka Shing Institute, 209 Victoria St., Toronto (Entrance on Shuter St.)

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