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Ottawa forum to explore equity, anti-racism and mental health

November 1, 2012

On November 20, the Minding Our Bodies project and Health Equity and Race Ontario (HERO) will be holding a forum in Ottawa. The forum will explore issues of equity and anti-racism as they relate to mental health, physical activity and healthy eating. Decision-makers, program managers, and front-line workers in community agencies serving marginalized communities, including leaders in the mental health, settlement, nutrition, and physical activity sectors, are encouraged to attend.

The forum will include a panel presentation by program leaders who run recovery-focused physical activity and healthy eating programs, an interactive workshop on using the Health Equity Impact Assessment Tool 2.0, performances by spoken word artist Greg Frankson (a.k.a. Ritallin), a session on mental health self-care for settlement workers, and opportunities to network with other organizations serving marginalized communities in the Ottawa area.

The forum will take place at the Taggart Family YMCA-YWCA at 180 Argyle Avenue, Ottawa. French/English simultaneous translation will be available. Breakfast and lunch are included with a $35 registration fee. Subsidized tickets are also available.

For more information about the forum, please visit the Minding Our Bodies website at www.mindingourbodies.ca.

For more information about HERO, including access to their recently published resource guide and literature review on health equity and racialized groups, visit www.healthnexus.ca.

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