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Canadian Federation for Sexual Health scholarships available

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The deadline for applications is June 28th 2013. 

The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health offers annual scholarships of $3000 each to both a graduate and undergraduate student who intend to use their studies to further their capacity to increase access to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The intended recipient will be a strong student with a proven commitment to expanding access to sexual and reproductive health as demonstrated by volunteer and paid work in our sector. 

For more information and application forms:

Phyllis P. Harris Undergraduate Scholarship

John & Lois Lamont Graduate Scholarship


Seeking women for study on vulvar/genital pain

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The Department of Psychology at Queen’s University is looking for female volunteers over 18 years of age, fluent in English, who experience vulvar/genital pain to complete a secure online survey.   

Participation entails completing an online survey, which includes questions about medical and sexual history, experiences with health care professionals, as well as various questionnaires, including measures of pain, psychological and sexual function. The survey will take 45 to 60 minutes to complete and all information is kept strictly confidential. To thank participants for their participation, they will have the option of providing their email address after finishing the survey to be considered for a draw for $50. Four draws of $50 each will take place at the end of each month.  

All information is kept strictly confidential and participation is completely voluntary. Please click here if you would like to learn more about the study and/or to participate. You may also contact the Sexual Health Research Laboratory by phone (613) 533-3276, or email,, if you would like more information.

IGH launches awards for trainees

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The CIHR Institute of Gender and Health is interested in training and sustaining a strong and diverse foundation of health researchers who integrate sex and gender considerations in their work.

The purpose of IGH’s Institute Community Support (ICS) Program is to build capacity for gender, sex and health research and knowledge translation among trainees, including graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across the full spectrum of health research disciplines.  Whether training in the area of biomedical, clinical, health systems or population health research, all trainees who bring a substantive focus on gender, sex and health to their research are encouraged to apply. 

IGH funds four types of awards through its ICS Program to support research skills development among graduate students and postdoctoral fellows whose research has a substantive focus on gender, sex and health. For more information, please visit the IGH Gender, Sex and Health Research Skills Development Award Program page.

Nominate your community leader today

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Leaders are our neighbours, colleagues, friends and family.

Many leaders go unrecognized but their efforts are felt deep in the heart of our communities. These leaders understand that health starts where we live, learn, work and play.

Healthy communities are places where people of all ages can grow and thrive -- places where people have access to a good education, a decent job and a safe place to live. 

The 3M Health Leadership Award honours leaders who have a significant impact on the health and well-being of their community.

For more information, please visit

DEADLINE: June 28, 2013

Hot flush study seeking participants

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The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) is calling for participants for their study on treating perimenopausal hot flushes. 

This Canadian government-funded, Canada-wide, 4-month study is led by Dr. Jerilynn Prior, UBC Professor of Medicine. 

Currently, there is no proven effective treatment for hot flushes for perimenopausal women. A recent trial conducted by Dr. Prior at The Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) showed that the bio-identical, natural, progesterone pill is safe & effective for hot flushes for menopausal women.

They are now looking to prove that progesterone is effective for hot flushes in menstruating, perimenopausal women.

You can participate if you are between the ages of 35 and 58, have menstruated within 12 months, experience 4 moderate-severe hot flushes per day or wake twice a week with night sweats and you have not taken estrogen, progesterone or birth control pills within 6 months.

Women living anywhere in Canada are invited to join. You can participate in-person or from home. You will keep a daily record of hot flushes and receive study medication (progesterone or placebo) for 3 months.

For more information please contact the research coordinator:

Andrea Cameron, RN BScN (604) 875-5960; toll free: 1 (855) 875-5960;; or visit:

Three minutes about Sue

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You may remember that for several years Sue Richards produced the amazing Breast of Canada calendar, promoting awareness of breast health and breast cancer prevention. An artist, activist and blogger, Sue has suffered from Parkinson’s Disease for several years and has been unable to work. She has encountered many issues seeking support through the health care and disability systems in Ontario. She is now appealing to individuals who would like to help her. For a sense of what she has been going through, and to learn how you may help, check out this three minute video.

Organize a workshop on healthy connections with racialized girls and young women

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Deadline for applications: March 28, 2013 for workshop Opportunities with the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)

Ontario communities are becoming increasingly diverse, creating new challenges and opportunities for community health promoters and sport and physical activity providers. CAAWS is currently recruiting hosts for their newest workshop discussing the sport and physical activity experiences of girls and young women from diverse ethnic communities. 

The Making Healthy Connections with Racialized Communities Workshop discusses the complexities of race, racialization and racism; explores findings from focus groups with racialized girls and young women, and service providers; and provides practical tips and ideas to enhance sport and physical activity programs and services. Workshops are available in English and French, and CAAWS has trained a number of facilitators across the province to lead the sessions.

Host organizations are responsible for the following workshop logistics: promotion, registration, facility booking, and catering arrangements – associated costs will be reimbursed up to $500. Additional costs associated with the delivery of the workshop (facilitator travel and honoraria, workshop resources) will be paid directly by CAAWS.

Workshop locations must be confirmed by March 28th, with workshop delivery by May 31st 2013.

Note: While all applications will be considered, CAAWS is particularly interested in scheduling French workshops, and workshops in the Northern region.

For more information and to download the application form visit CAAWS' website.

Rainbow Health Ontario 2014 Conference Call for Proposals

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The RHO Conference "Creating Change Together" to be held in Toronto February 5th to 7th, 2014 invites proposals which present new information or insight into LGBT health and wellness issues. The deadline for proposals is May 31st, 2013.

For the full Call for Proposals and for more information, visit their website

Give your feedback on the report on public health in Canada

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The Public Health Agency of Canada is conducting a short evaluation regarding The Chief Public Health Officer's Report on the State of Public Health in Canada, 2012: Influencing Health - The Importance of Sex and Gender.

The evaluation consists of 12 questions, and should take about 10 minutes to complete. 

Visit PHAC's website to access the online version of the survey.  If you have questions, or would prefer to complete a paper survey, please email:  

Your responses will be kept confidential.  The Web program used for this evaluation ensures that your responses are anonymous and cannot be attributed to any individual or organization.  


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