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Upcoming events

    • 25 May 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Web based


    About this event


    Cannabis legalization has the potential to renormalize smoking and to reverse or impair important gains that have been made in creating smoke-free public spaces. This webinar will review municipal options to regulate the public consumption of cannabis, with a focus on preventing the renormalization of public smoking. The webinar will describe a broad approach to limiting smoking and vaping in public places, reducing youth exposure, simplifying enforcement, and increasing voluntary compliance. Leadership from Alberta municipalities will be profiled.

    Please REGISTER HERE for the event. 

    • 28 May 2018
    • 31 May 2018
    • Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, QC

    Register here for the event.

    Public Health 2018 is the national forum where public health professionals, researchers, policy-makers, academics, students and trainees come together to strengthen efforts to improve health and well-being, to share the latest research and information, to promote best practices and to advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. 

    Who Should Attend:

    Anyone who is interested in improving the health and well-being of the entire population should be attending this conference. Public Health 2018 is the meeting place for a wide range of disciplines and sectors, at various career stages, all striving for a common goal. The conference may be of particular interest to: academics and researchers; students/trainees; policy-makers, administrators and managers; health promotion workers; front-line public health workers; media; people working in urban, rural, remote and small communities and anyone with an interest in public health.


    • 01 Jun 2018
    • Alberta, Canada

    The CJPH invites submissions to a special section on Why Public Health Matters which will be published in early 2019. The deadline for full manuscript submissions is on June 1, 2018

    We also welcome international studies that would be relevant to Canada, as we believe Canada has much to learn from other countries. You can access the detailed guidelines here.


    • 01 Jun 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Web based

    On June 1, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. MDT, the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) will hold a webcast to celebrate and provide an opportunity to learn more about our 2018 Patient Experience Award recipient initiatives. You will be able to watch the livestream of the webcast on the HQCA website here

    Four initiatives were selected to receive the HQCA’s 2018 Patient Experience Award: 

    • Alberta Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) Clinical Pathway, Alberta Kidney Council, Alberta Health Services (AHS)
    • City Centre Team (CCT) Mobile Paramedic Program, Calgary Zone Community Paramedic Program (CPP), Alberta Health Services (AHS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
    • End of Life Framework and Program, The Brenda Strafford Foundation
    • Inner City Health and Wellness Program, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Edmonton 

    You can read more about this year’s award recipients here

    For the third year, the HQCA, in partnership with our Patient and Family Advisory Committee (PFAC), held the awards program to recognize and celebrate initiatives that improve the patient experience in accessing and receiving healthcare services. This year’s submissions once again highlight the focused and important work underway in Alberta to achieve this aim. 

    Applications spanned all corners of the province and came from a wide variety of care settings. They reflected the diverse healthcare needs of Albertans, and many initiatives specifically considered how to improve the patient, resident, client and family experience for vulnerable populations. 

    As part of this award, the winners will also receive funding to participate in a patient experience, quality, or patient safety education event. 

    Please join us in congratulating this year’s 2018 HQCA Patient Experience Award recipients and we hope you can join us on June 1 for the webcast! 


    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Web based


    About this event

    This webinar will provide recommendations for land use/zoning and business licensing bylaw development. Topics will include separation distances, density, numbers of stores, co-location, hours of operation, advertising and signage, business license application processes, and good neighbor agreements. Experts from public health will provide key background information and examples from Alberta municipalities that show promising practices in cannabis bylaw development.

    Please REGISTER HERE for the event. 


    • 06 Jun 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Web based


    About this event

    This webinar will provide recommendations for land use/zoning and business licensing bylaw development. Topics will include separation distances, density, numbers of stores, co-location, hours of operation, advertising and signage, business license application processes, and good neighbor agreements. Experts from public health will provide key background information and examples from Alberta municipalities that show promising practices in cannabis bylaw development.

    You can register here to participate in this event!

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