Health Education & Advocacy


: Melanie Gervais, Administrative Assistant
: mgervais2@cheo.on.ca
: 613-260-1477 x221
: 1355 Bank St, Suite 111 Ottawa, ON

Description:
CHEO’s Centre for Healthy Active Living (CHAL) works with children and their families with complex severe obesity through one coordinated and patient-specific plan of care which includes specialists such as a pediatric endocrinologist, general pediatrician, psychologists, case management nurse, registered dietitian, exercise specialist, social worker and child and youth counselor. Recognizing that healthy bodies come in a wide range of body shapes and sizes, CHEO’s Centre for Healthy Active Living works with families to help them improve health through changes in health behaviours. Making changes to health behaviours - how and what you eat, how you move and how you cope - can lead to significant improvements in health and well-being, with little or no changes in body weight.

: Elliott Faller
: efaller@toh.ca
: 613-737-8899 ext 73896
: The Ottawa Hospital General Campus; 501 Smyth Road, Ottawa

 

Description:
Dr MacPherson is a specialist in infectious diseases with a clinical and research interest in gay men's health and HIV prevention. His clinical focus in on HIV care, anal cancer screening, as well as HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Dr MacPherson co-authored the Canadian guidelines on HIV PrEP and PEP. Dr MacPherson's research is focused on improving gay men's access to and retention in culturally relevant healthcare.

Opportunities: Learning opportunities, events and multimedia

: Dr. O'Byrne
: pjobyrne@uottawa.ca
: https://getakit.ca/ottawa/about/

 

Description:
The HIV self-testing project is a pilot study to observe the uptake and outcomes associated with free at-home HIV self-testing in Ontario. More information can be obtained here: https://getakit.ca/ottawa/about/.

: Rachel Davidson
: RDavidson@bruyere.org
: 1-877-240-3941
: 43 Bruyere street, Ottawa, ON K1N5C8

 

Description:
Living Healthy Champlain offers workshops for Healthcare Professionals involving topics such as self-management and leadership. Workshops can be found here: https://www.livinghealthychamplain.ca/en/trainingforhealthcareprofessionals

: Kelly Raymond or Debbie Hoffman
: kelly.raymond@casott.on.ca or debbie.hoffman@casott.on.ca
: 613747-7800 ext 1969 for Kelly or for Debbie 613-747-7800 et 2766
: 1602 telesat court, Gloucester Ontario K1B 1B1

 

Description:
The Children's Aid Society of Ottawa offers many opportunities for students wanting to gain a field placement experience or volunteer their time. We offer field placements in our family visitation program where children and their parents can visit with one another in a safe space. We offer field placements in our resource department working with foster, kin or adoptive parents. Lastly we have field placement with our protection services. Students can also volunteer their time in our mentor program, drives, youth program.