The 3rd biennial Indigenous Health Conference, Walking Together, May 24-26, 2018, Toronto. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to help health care providers understand how Indigenous ways of knowing with respect to health and well-being can be utilized in health care approaches for Indigenous peoples. To learn more or to register click here.

May 14-18th, Ottawa, Ontario. Join world leaders, city officials, practitioners, scholars and students in architecture, urban design, planning, health policy, social sciences, psychology, urban anthropology, nutrition, transportation planning, engineering, environmental science, law and urban affairs gather to exchange experiences and ideas to improve health and well-being for all, and to ensure the long term sustainability of the natural and man-made environment. To learn more or to register click here.

Feb 11-14 2018, Banff Alberta.  The 2018 Active Living Research Annual Conference brings together active living researchers and champions from over 30 disciplines to advance knowledge and action around active communities. The conference is the premier venue for policy-relevant research and cross-sector exchange between scientists, practitioners and policy makers on how to create and sustain active living environments. For more information or to register, click here.

Wed. Feb. 7th 11am-12pm EST. The IFA and WHO Department of Ageing and Life Course are pleased to announce the sixth in a series of webinars that are part of an ongoing dialogue to bring together knowledge, new ideas and innovation around age-friendly environments (AFE). Join Ms. Stephanie Firestone and Dr. Laura Keyes for "Engaging Planners as Livable Communities Allies" by registering here.

On Thursday, January 25th from 12-1pm EST, speakers Bill Morris, Karen Milligan and Jerilyn Dressler will explore how 211 is increasingly being leveraged by a wide range of stakeholders to effectively address poverty. Click here to register.

March 21-24th 2017 in Sudbury, Rainbow Health Ontario is bringing together health and social service providers, community members, researchers and policy makers to advance LGBTQ25 heatlh outcomes in Ontario. This conference will focus on building partnerships in health and social services to promote the health of Ontario’s diverse LGBTQ2S populations, including those in northern and rural areas. In our programming, we have emphasized an intersectional approach to health and well-being, streamed according to 7 themes: clinical practice; public policy, activism and human rights; community support and development; professional education and training; research; organization and systems change; and ethics and law. Register here.

Monday December 4th from 12-2pm ET join Alfred Spencer as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Register here.

Thurs. Nov. 30th 1-2pm EST. Join Dr's Hitzig and Mirza for this webinar presentation about their work to better understand the issues impacting older Chinese adults living in the Kensington-Chinatown Neighborhood (KCN) including a multi-phase needs assessment and the development an action plan to make the KCN more age-friendly. The aim of the resulting action plan is to serve as a platform to support age-friendly initiatives aimed at reducing social isolation in older Chinese adults living in the KCN. For more information and to register click here.

The Age-Friendly Kitchener project was successful in achieving all of the originally planned deliverables.  This included establishing an advisory committee, developing a demographic profile, defining the project vision,scope and guiding principles, assessing age-friendly assets and gaps, engaging with the community and developing an action plan.

The International Federation on Aging and the World Health Organization Department of Ageing and Life Course are pleased to co-present the 2017 IFA/WHO Webinar Series. This series, featuring experts from around the world, will explore a number of critical and emerging topics on Healthy Ageing. All attendees are welcome – older adults, local, regional and national government policymakers, NGOs, clinicians, urban planners, and all those with an interest in building environments in which we can all continue to enjoy lives of value as we age. Participation is free and registration is strongly recommended. Register here.

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