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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

8:00 am
Reception & RegistrationLobby
8:30 am
WelcomeSalon A/B
Catherine, Chair, Building Healthy Communities: Bringing Health and Wellness to the Community Planning Table

Greetings on Behalf of the Provincial Government

Sandy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Health and Community Services, MHA for Terra Nova
Greetings on Behalf of the Conference Hosts

Minnie, President, Newfoundland & Labrador Public Health Association
Terry, President, Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors, Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter
Catherine Donovan, Chair, Provincial Wellness Advisory Council
9.00-10:00 am
Keynote Plenary: Collaborative Community PlanningSalon A/B
Paul is a registered landscape architect and urban designer.  Paul believes that sustainable and healthy communities emerge from a design process that involves the community. Paul Young’s urban design experience is complemented by 13 years working in health promotion at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre in Toronto. He has over 20 years experience in urban design, streetscape and park design and planning.
Chairperson: Catherine Donovan, Chair, Provincial Wellness Advisory Council
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10:00 am
Physical Activity Pump, Nutrition Break and Conference Display Viewing
10:30-12:30 pm
Panel PresentationsSalon A/B
Bringing Health to the Community Planning Table: Work in Progress
Chairperson: Randy, Director, Engineering and Land Use Planning, Department of Municipal Affairs

12:30-1:30 pm
Lunch – Avalon, Battery & Court Garden
1:30 pm
Panel Presentations – Salon A/B
Bringing Health to the Community Planning Table: Tools and Resources

Chairperson: Eleanor Swanson, Director, Health Promotion and Wellness Division, Department of Health & Community Services

  1. Build Better Buildings, Rob<, Department of Natural Resources
  2. Age Friendly Communities, Henry, Department of Health & Community Services
  3. EQuilibrium Communities, Le Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation
  4. Health 201: Five Things That Planners and Design Professionals need to know about Health and the Built Environment, Erna van Balen<, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
  5. Workshop on Transportation Policies and Health Inequalities, François Gagnon<, National Collaborating Centre on Health Public Policy
3:00 pm
Physical Activity Pump, Nutrition Break and Conference Display Viewing
3:30 pm
Plenary: Sustainable Happiness – Salon A/B
Sustainable happiness is happiness that contributes to individual, community and/or global well-being without exploiting other people, the environment or future generations (O’Brien, 2005). Catherine O’Brien is an Associate Professor in the Education Department of Cape Breton University. She has received the 2011 Outstanding Post-Secondary Individual Award presented by the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication for her research that focuses on child and youth friendly planning and sustainable happiness.
Chairperson: Stephen, Director, Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

8:00-9:00 am
Newfoundland & Labrador Informing the National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy – Garrison & Signal Rooms.
François, Lead, National Collaborating Centre for Healthy Public Policy
The purpose of this meeting is to help inform the Collaborating Centre’s work by hearing your views as public health actors working in Newfoundland & Labrador. We will present our workplan and some key projects and then seek your ideas about products that would be useful and relevant to advancing your practices. We will address topics directly relevant to the built environment and health, as well as any other themes or public policies you think important. Finally, we will discuss how we can foster collaborations in the future. Please note: pre-registration required to attend, space is limited.
Chairperson: Darryl, Director of Environmental Public Health, Division of Environmental Public Health, Population Health Branch, Department of Health & Community Services
9:00-10:00 am
Concurrent Sessions

1. Health & Planning: Exploring Options for Rural Communities
– Salon A/B
Erna, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
This interactive session will address health and community planning in the broadest sense–where do we want to go with this community? The objectives of the session will be to develop a common understanding of the built environment and health equity, to identify related issues specific to Newfoundland & Labrador, and to explore options on how these issues can be addressed through collaboration and coordinated action.
Chairperson: Fay Matthews, past President, NLPHA and Vice President of Regional Community Health Services and Public Health, Eastern Health (Retired)


2. Shaping Active Healthy Communities: A Heart & Stroke Built Environment Tool Kit for Change
– Salon C<
Alice Miro, Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada
The Heart and Stroke Foundation has developed a toolkit and related workshop materials to help individuals and organizations who are interested in making their communities more supportive of physical activity through active, healthy community design. This session will demonstrate and explain how the toolkit works with examples from communities in Newfoundland & Labrador. Examples of the toolkit in action in other Canadian communities will be shared as well.
Chairperson Heather, Regional Director of Health Promotion & Primary Health Care, Western Health


3. Community Planning and Community Health
– Salon D
Mary Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners & Senior Project Manager, CBCL Ltd.
The origins of modern planning arose out of a need to address public health issues. In this session, find out how the theory and practice of planning have evolved and how planners and the planning profession today are working to help improve the social, cultural, economic and environmental sustainability of communities. Learn about the tools, practices and approaches to community planning that planners use to prepare plans, and how these plans can be used to improve the health and quality of life in communities. Find out how planners in Newfoundland & Labrador are promoting healthy communities through their work and how community health and recreation workers can participate in planning processes.
Chairperson:Carol Ann Cotter, Health Promotion Consultant, Department of Health & Community Services

4. A Call to Action on Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
– Garrison & Signal Room
Pat , Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissionsg
Climate change can affect our community infrastructure, public health and many economic sectors that rely on a sustainable environment. At the same time, the transition to a clean energy future and energy-efficient homes, vehicles and buildings can transform how we live and work and change the face of our communities. CCEEET will present and facilitate a discussion on what climate change and energy efficiency mean for the province and what actions all parts of society can take.
Chairperson: Norm, Professor of Geography, Memorial University
10:00 am
Nutrition Break & Conference Display Viewing
10:30-12:00 pm
Interactive The Way Forward – Salon A/B
This town hall is supported by the Rural ‘s Interactive Technology process. It is an opportunity for participants to engage in further discussion, to share lessons learned and to make plans together to support the development of healthier built environments in our communities.
Chairperson: Minnie, President, NLPHA and former CEO of Health and Community Services Western and Chief Operating Officer of Secondary Services, Western Health (Retired)

Closing Remarks – Salon A/B. Catherine Donovan, Chair, Building Healthy Communities: Bringing Health and Wellness to the Community Planning Table
 

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this conference.

Building Healthy Communities Planning Committee

Note: Please limit your cell phone and blackberry use to the scheduled conference breaks.